Wheelers Books
Refine By
Publication Date
Fiction / Non-Fiction
    Age
      Format
        Extended Format
        Show Large Print:
        Publication Country
          Latest Additions
          Language
            Price
            -
            Stock Availability: Sort by: View:

            Total 615 jump to: go ‹ previous12345...next ›
            Topgun
             

            Topgun (Paperback)

            By Pedersen, Dan

            • RRP: $24.00
            • $21.75
            • Save $2.25
            • Backorder UK

            Top Gun became a household name with the worldwide success of the film of the same title. The 1986 blockbuster starring Tom Cruise as a hotshot U.S. Navy fighter pilot was so popular (drawing $356 million worldwide) that recruiters set up desks in theaters that were showing it, l...ooking to attract the next generation of combat aviators. The movie did for Navy pilots what The Right Stuff did for astronauts. With the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the real TOPGUN-as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons program was known-approaching in 2019, and with Jerry Bruckheimer's sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, set to shoot next year, this is the time to publish the real story of the actual risk takers, disruptors, and innovators who revolutionized the art of aerial combat and created the center for excellence and incubator of leadership that thrives to this day. Here is the inside story of TOPGUN, told by the man who was picked to lead it at the start, from war to peace and back to war again, on and off the flight line, and through all six of our decades. Though Pedersen was a part of it at the beginning, some other great pilots carried on our work and he is eager to pay them tribute and make the book a celebration of our whole community. It's a great story, full of interesting characters and exciting history that American should know.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781405943826
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
            View details for this title
            Merlin: The Power Behind the Spitfire, Mosquito and Lancaster: the Story of the Engine That Won the Battle of Britain and WWII

            Merlin: The Power Behind the Spitfire, Mosquito and Lancaster: the Story of the Engine That Won the Battle of Britain and WWII (Hardback)

            By Hoyland, Graham

            • RRP: $44.99
            • $33.74
            • Save $11.25
            • To Order

            The most iconic aircraft of WWII, the Supermarine Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane, DeHavilland Mosquito and the Avro Lancaster, were all powered by one engine, the Rolls-Royce Merlin. The story of the Merlin is one of British ingenuity at its height, of artistry and problem-solving th...at resulted in a war-winning design.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780008359263
            Released NZ 1 May 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
            View details for this title
            Wings Over Water: The Story of the World's Greatest Air Race and the Birth of the Spitfire

            Wings Over Water: The Story of the World's Greatest Air Race and the Birth of the Spitfire (Hardback, Main)

            By Glancey, Jonathan

            • RRP: $45.00
            • $35.10
            • Save $9.90
            • In Stock At Publisher

            The thrilling story of the Schneider Trophy, a series of glamorous air races that captivated both sides of the Atlantic and became a driver and celebration of speed and engineering prowess.

            ISBN 9781786494191
            Released NZ 13 Nov 2020
            Publisher Atlantic Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            18 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
            View details for this title
            Heard at the Hangar Door
             

            Heard at the Hangar Door (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Raggett, Peta

            • RRP: $15.00
            • $15.00
            • Available

            This book follows on from Peta's previous book, An Unusual Life, and goes into more detail on a subject that Peta assumed would be boring to those readers who weren't 'aviation nuts'.

            ISBN 9780473536572
            Published NZ 17 Aug 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Showing available from publisher, allow 2-4 weeks for delivery
            View details for this title
            Speedbird: The Complete History of BOAC
             

            Speedbird: The Complete History of BOAC (Paperback)

            By Higham, Robin

            • RRP: $65.99
            • $65.99
            • To Order

            Between 1939 and 1946 BOAC (the British Overseas Airways Corporation) was the nationalised airline of Great Britain - and between 1946 and 1974 as such it exclusively operated all long-haul British flights. With its iconic 'Speedbird' logo and its central role in the glamorous 'j...et age' of the 1950s and 1960s, BOAC achieved a near cult-status with admirers around the globe. Yet, to date there has been no comprehensive history of the organisation, covering its structure, fleet and the role it played in the critical events of the age - from World War II to the end of empire, a period when BOAC played a pivotal part in projecting British political power, even as that power was waning. During World War II, BOAC operated a limited wartime service and prepared for the return of commercial flight in the postwar era. But it was in the service of Britain's colonies - and latterly the process of decolonisation - that BOAC achieved its most pivotal role. The development of flight technology enabled much faster connections between Britain and her imperial possessions - as the colonies prepared for independence BOAC ferried diplomats, politicians and colonial administrators between London and the far-flung corners of Africa and Asia in much faster times than had previously been possible. In this book, acclaimed historian Robin Higham presents a unique comprehensive study of BOAC from the early jet travel of the de Havilland Comet and the Vickers VC10 to the dawn of supersonic passenger aviation. Highly illustrated and meticulously researched using previously unseen sources, this book will be essential reading for all aviation enthusiasts and anyone interested in the history of modern Britain.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781350160224
            Released NZ 30 Apr 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Availability
            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
            View details for this title
            The Art of NASA: The Illustrations That Sold the Missions

            The Art of NASA: The Illustrations That Sold the Missions (Hardback)

            By Bizony, Piers

            • RRP: $89.99
            • $80.99
            • Save $9.00
            • In Stock At Publisher

            In The Art of NASA, ultra-rare artworks illustrate a unique history of NASA hardware and missions from 1958 to today, giving readers an unprecedented look at how spacecraft, equipment, and missions evolved-and how they might have evolved.

            ISBN 9780760368077
            Released NZ 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Motorbooks International
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            196 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
            View details for this title
            A Patriot's Calling: My Life as an F-16 Fighter Pilot

            A Patriot's Calling: My Life as an F-16 Fighter Pilot (Paperback)

            By Rooney, Lt Colonel Dan

            • RRP: $42.99
            • $32.24
            • Save $10.75
            • To Order

            A decorated fighter pilot and PGA professional tells the story of his life and service-to both his nation and others-in this remarkable memoir that is a stirring record of faith, patriotism, family, philanthropy, and golf. What does it mean to be a patriot?

            ISBN 9780062992239
            Released NZ 24 Feb 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
            View details for this title
            Aviation and Climate Change: Economic Perspectives on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Policies
             

            Aviation and Climate Change: Economic Perspectives on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Policies (Hardback)

            Edited by Fichert, Frank; Forsyth, Peter; Niemeier, Prof, Dr Hans-Martin

            • RRP: $282.00
            • $282.00
            • To Order/ Indent titles

            Climate change has become a crucial issue for the air transport industry. Back in 1999, the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published a specific report on Aviation and the Global Atmosphere. Since then policymakers as well as airline managers have taken ...a variety of measures to reduce the environmental impact of aviation. However, the implementation of mitigation measures in a global industry provides several challenges. The European Union has been forced to revise their comprehensive Emissions Trading Scheme, thereby causing competitive distortions between EU and Non-EU airlines. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has been given the task of developing a global market-based mechanism for the reduction of aviation's greenhouse gas emissions until 2016, which should be implemented until 2020. Therefore, the topic will remain high on the international agenda. This book analyzes the political, economic and managerial challenges for policy makers and the air transport industry as they face climate change. Based on an overview of the scientific background and technological options for emissions reduction, the book provides an in-depth assessment of environmental regulation as well as environmental management as well as up-to-date analysis by top researchers from several different countries. It will be of interest to researchers in diverse areas (economics, political science, engineering, natural sciences), to air transport policy makers, and to managers in the aviation industry.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781472479174
            Released NZ 29 Jul 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Availability
            Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
            View details for this title
            Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation
             

            Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation (Paperback)

            By Cassutt, Michael

            • RRP: $40.99
            • $32.17
            • Save $8.82
            • Internationally sourced

            One of the most elusive and controversial figures in NASA's history, George W. S. Abbey was said to be secretive, despotic, a Space Age Machiavelli. Yet Abbey had more influence on human spaceflight than almost anyone in history. His story has never been told-until now. The Astro...naut Maker takes readers inside NASA to learn the real story of how Ab
            Read more

            ISBN 9781641603188
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2020
            Publisher Chicago Review Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
            View details for this title
            Distributed Cognition and Reality: How Pilots and Crews Make Decisions

            Distributed Cognition and Reality: How Pilots and Crews Make Decisions (Paperback)

            By Plant, Katherine L.; Stanton, Neville A.

            • RRP: $125.00
            • $125.00
            • In Stock At Publisher

            Distributed Cognition and Reality puts theory into practice, as the first book to show how to apply the Perceptual Cycle Model in aviation decision making. Based on case studies, critical incident interviews and live observations in cockpits, the authors develop a new way to unde...rstand how pilots and crews make decisions. This book will be useful for practitioners involved in accident and incident investigations and decision-making training, researchers and students within the disciplines of Aviation, Human Factors, Ergonomics, Engineering, Computer Science, and Psychology. Dr Katherine L Plant is a New Frontiers Fellow in Human Factors Engineering at the University of Southampton in the UK. In 2014 she was awarded the Honourable Company of Air Pilots Prize for Aviation Safety Research. Professor Neville A Stanton holds the Chair in Human Factors Engineering at the University of Southampton in the UK. In 2007 The Royal Aeronautical Society awarded him the Hodgson Medal for his work on flight-deck safety.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780367882075
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
            View details for this title
            Total 615 jump to: go ‹ previous12345...next ›