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 930 jump to: go ‹ previous12345...next ›
            Topgun
             

            Topgun (Paperback)

            By Pedersen, Dan

            • RRP: $24.00
            • $19.20
            • Save $4.80
            • 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
            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
            • Save $7.00
            • 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
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
            View details for this title
            Winkle: The Extraordinary Life of Britain's Greatest Pilot
             

            Winkle: The Extraordinary Life of Britain's Greatest Pilot (Hardback)

            By Beaver, Paul

            • RRP: $70.00
            • $52.50
            • Save $17.50
            • Pub Date
              12 Nov 20

            The extraordinary life of Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown - aviator, record-breaker, and Britain's greatest pilot

            ISBN 9780718186708
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
            View details for this title
            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.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780473203870
            Published NZ 15 Jun 2012
            Publisher Volplane Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
            Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
            View details for this title
            The Disappearing Act
             

            The Disappearing Act (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By de Changy, Florence

            • RRP: $32.99
            • $24.74
            • Save $8.25
            • Pub Date
              4 Mar 21

            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 4 Mar 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
            View details for this title
            The Disappearing Act
             

            The Disappearing Act (Hardback)

            By de Changy, Florence

            • RRP: $42.99
            • $32.24
            • Save $10.75
            • Pub Date
              4 Mar 21

            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 9780008381530
            Released NZ 4 Mar 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
            View details for this title
            Many a Close Run Thing
             

            Many a Close Run Thing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Enright, Tom

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $29.99
            • Save $10.00
            • In Stock At Publisher

            "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.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781775541431
            Published NZ 17 Jun 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
            View details for this title
            Low-Altitude Wind Shear and Its Hazard to Aviation

            Low-Altitude Wind Shear and Its Hazard to Aviation (Paperback)

            By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems; Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate; Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board

            • RRP: $49.99
            • $47.49
            • Save $2.50
            • Available At Publisher
            ISBN 9780309034326
            Released NZ 15 Jan 1983
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
            View details for this title
            Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control

            Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control (Hardback, 5th Revised ed.)

            By Nolan, Michael S.

            • RRP: $234.99
            • $234.99
            • In Stock At Publisher

            FUNDAMENTALS OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL 5E is ideal for future air traffic controllers and for pilots who need a better understanding of the air traffic control system. This book will provide readers with a good working knowledge of how the air traffic control system works and why it... works this way. FUNDAMENTALS OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL 5E discusses the history of air traffic control and provides in-depth information on current topics essential to this field.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781435482722
            Released NZ 28 Jan 2010
            Publisher Cengage Learning, Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
            View details for this title
            Aviation Safety and Pilot Control: Understanding and Preventing Unfavorable Pilot-Vehicle Interactions

            Aviation Safety and Pilot Control: Understanding and Preventing Unfavorable Pilot-Vehicle Interactions (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems; Committee on the Effects of Aircraft-Pilot Coupling on Flight Safety; Academy of Sciences, National

            • RRP: $89.00
            • $84.55
            • Save $4.45
            • Available At Publisher

            Evaluates the state of knowledge about adverse aircraft-pilot coupling (APC) and processes that may be used to eliminate it from military and commercial aircraft. This book is useful for technical, government, and administrative decisionmakers and their technical and administrati...ve support staffs.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780309056885
            Released NZ 15 Jan 1999
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
            View details for this title
            Total 930 jump to: go ‹ previous12345...next ›