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            Black Tulip: The Life and Myth of Erich Hartmann, the World's Top Fighter Ace
              

            Black Tulip: The Life and Myth of Erich Hartmann, the World's Top Fighter Ace (Hardback)

            By Schmidt, Erik

            • RRP: $74.50
            • $74.50
            • Pub Date
              30 Apr 20

            The story of the top-scoring ace in history, a Luftwaffe pilot named Erich Hartmann who totalled 352 kills.

            ISBN 9781612008240
            Released NZ 30 Apr 2020
            Publisher Casemate Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Echoes from Early Aviators: A Lost Manuscript Rediscovered
             

            Echoes from Early Aviators: A Lost Manuscript Rediscovered (Hardback)

            By Merriam, Frederick Warren

            • RRP: $69.99
            • $62.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 20

            Author was one of the UK s early aviation pioneers. As manager and chief instructor of the Bristol Flying School at Brooklands, he had many pupils who subsequently became famous

            ISBN 9781526726209
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            A Passion for Flight: New Zealand Aviation Before the Great War
              

            A Passion for Flight: New Zealand Aviation Before the Great War (Paperback)

            By Martyn, Errol W.

            Volplane Press in association with the Aviation Historical Society of New Zealand is proud to announce publication of the first volume of Errol Martyns new trilogy - A PASSION FOR FLIGHT, a history of New Zealand aviation before the Great War of 1914-1918. This definitive work pr...esents for the first time a detailed record of all known New Zealand-related aeronautical activity of the long-neglected pioneering period of 1868-1914. The complete trilogy will undoubtedly become an indispensible first place of resource for historians, aviation enthusiasts and genealogists alike.
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            ISBN 9780473203870
            Published NZ 15 Jun 2012
            Publisher Volplane Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Many a Close Run Thing
             

            Many a Close Run Thing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Enright, Tom

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $29.99
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            "Planes were rarely seen above the small Central Otago sheep-farming town of Ranfurly in the 1940s. Yet as a young boy, Tom Enright had a fascination with the skies that quickly developed into a longing to become a pilot. He joined the RNZAF as an engineer in 1951, and was sent t...o England at just 16 to attend the revered Royal Air Force college in Cranwell. Returning to New Zealand to join the Vampire fighter squadron in Ohakea, Tom became a famed member of the RNZAF aerobatic team. Later he became a flying commander at Wigram air base, before captaining a Sunderland flying boat to isolated communities in the vast South Pacific, often to the upper limits of the plane's endurance. From the near-catastrophic opening of Wellington airport to flying Boeing 747s into the world's biggest airports, this is Tom Enright's story of the mishaps, misadventures and high-altitude drama of a 45-year flying career"--Back cover.
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            ISBN 9781775541431
            Published NZ 17 Jun 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Charles Kingsford Smith and Those Magnificent Men
              

            Charles Kingsford Smith and Those Magnificent Men (EPUB ebook)

            By FitzSimons, Peter

            This comprehensive biography, written with typical flair by bestselling author Peter Fitzsimons, covers the triumphs and tragedies of not only Kingsford Smith's daring and controversial life but also of his companion aviators.

            ISBN 9780730492788
            Available in EPUB
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            Language en
            Published NZ 10 Aug 2010
            Publisher HarperCollins
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            The Flying Doctor
             

            The Flying Doctor (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Baldwin, Dave

            • RRP: $40.00
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            From the author of Healthy Bastards, the man known as the 'Flying Doctor' is back, this time with his misadventures, escapades and high jinks from a life of medicine, aviation and hunting. For the first time, Dave Baldwin, known throughout the backcountry as The Flying Doctor..., shares his tales from life lived at full-throttle. From his early years struggling with dyslexia to graduating from med school, from learning to fly and joining the New Zealand Air Force to becoming a cardiologist at Palmerston North Hospital and setting up a general practice in Bulls, Dave's early life was certainly a life less ordinary. Later on he started the 'Not So Royal Flying Doctor Service', a service for the rural aviation community based at remote airstrips and farms in the backcountry, which has paved the way for a life combining his two passions: high-country flying and hunting. 'Till the day I die I will never forget the thrill of my first sight of a mighty stag alone in the mountains.' - Dr Dave. Well-known for his eccentric personality, playful antics and colourful turn of phrase, Dave's story is highly entertaining and truly unique. Yet it's not without tragedy, having lost his best mate and son Marc in a terrible incident in the same place they'd shared so many cherished father-son moments. Dave is also the founder of the Healthy Bastards Bush Pilot Champs, a precision landing, short take-off and landing competition held annually at Omaka Airfield in Blenheim
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            ISBN 9781775538929
            Published NZ 1 Aug 2016
            Publisher Random House
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            The Flying Kangaroo: Great Untold Stories of Qantas...the Heroic, the Hilarious and the Sometimes Just Plain Strange

            The Flying Kangaroo: Great Untold Stories of Qantas...the Heroic, the Hilarious and the Sometimes Just Plain Strange (Paperback)

            By Eames, Jim

            • RRP: $24.99
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            Brings to full and rich life the extraordinary characters, events and challenges that have made Qantas an Australian icon.

            ISBN 9781760632397
            Published NZ 24 Jan 2018
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Many a Close Run Thing
               

            Many a Close Run Thing (EPUB ebook)

            By Enright, Tom

            "Planes were rarely seen above the small Central Otago sheep-farming town of Ranfurly in the 1940s. Yet as a young boy, Tom Enright had a fascination with the skies that quickly developed into a longing to become a pilot. He joined the RNZAF as an engineer in 1951, and was sent t...o England at just 16 to attend the revered Royal Air Force college in Cranwell. Returning to New Zealand to join the Vampire fighter squadron in Ohakea, Tom became a famed member of the RNZAF aerobatic team. Later he became a flying commander at Wigram air base, before captaining a Sunderland flying boat to isolated communities in the vast South Pacific, often to the upper limits of the plane's endurance. From the near-catastrophic opening of Wellington airport to flying Boeing 747s into the world's biggest airports, this is Tom Enright's story of the mishaps, misadventures and high-altitude drama of a 45-year flying career"--Back cover.
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            ISBN 9781775491743
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            Language en
            Published NZ 17 Jun 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins
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            The Disappearing Act
             

            The Disappearing Act (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By de Changy, Florence

            • RRP: $32.99
            • $24.74
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            • Pub Date
              18 May 20

            The affair was weird when seen from afar, but seen in close-up, it was Kafkaesque: it was not possible in 2014 for a Boeing 777 to have simply disappeared...

            ISBN 9780008381547
            Released NZ 18 May 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Blood Brothers: The Exploits of Steve and Chris Podjursky
             

            Blood Brothers: The Exploits of Steve and Chris Podjursky (Paperback, Colour & B / W Photographs)

            By Day, Marion

            • RRP: $39.99
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            Blood Brothers traces the lives of Steve and Chris Podjursky, two bold and daring Kiwis addicted to the excitement and fear of the adventurous spirit. Not academic, they became high achievers by snatching opportunities that came their way. First ground hunters, hunter pilots, the...n international pilots, Steve and Chris forged a strong bond through their mutual love of New Zealand's native bush and hunting. Not only related by birth, they were also 'blood brothers' due to the binding ties of great friendship and loyalty. But at 3.30 pm on 19 October 1996, in a cruel twist of fate and in the heat of the Sarawak jungles of Malaysia, one of the brothers lost his life. Chris now soared the heavens and Steve the earth. Distraught, Steve had to pick up the pieces of his shat tered life and keep on living...
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            ISBN 9781877566943
            Published NZ 25 Oct 2016
            Publisher Halcyon Press
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