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            Topgun
             

            Topgun (Paperback)

            By Pedersen, Dan

            • RRP: $24.00
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            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.
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            ISBN 9781405943826
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Heard at the Hangar Door
             

            Heard at the Hangar Door (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Raggett, Peta

            • RRP: $15.00
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            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
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            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
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            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
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            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
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            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.
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            ISBN 9780367882075
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            How to Land a Plane

            How to Land a Plane (Hardback)

            By Vanhoenacker, Mark

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            Reissue of the bestselling 2017 title.

            ISBN 9781529410525
            Released NZ 10 Nov 2020
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Little Ways to Live a Big Life
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            Widowmaker: Living and Dying with the Corsair
              

            Widowmaker: Living and Dying with the Corsair (Hardback)

            By Hillier-Graves, Tim

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            How the determination of young pilots transformed the Corsair from an aircraft considered too dangerous to fly from carriers into a successful carrier fighter.

            ISBN 9781612009124
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Daily Telegraph Airmen's Obituaries Book Three

            The Daily Telegraph Airmen's Obituaries Book Three (Hardback)

            Edited by Pitchfork, Graham; Foreword by Johns, Sir Richard

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            Twelve years since The Daily Telegraph Airmen's Obituaries Book Two was published, Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork has compiled eighty-five obituaries of outstanding aviators. With a focus on personnel from a range of air forces, including the RAF, USAF, RCAF, RNZAF and SAAF, ther...e are a number of fascinating and distinguishable lives to read about.
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            ISBN 9781911621928
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2020
            Publisher Grub Street
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Through Adversity: The Story of Life in the RFC and RAF Through Three Operational Pilots
             

            Through Adversity: The Story of Life in the RFC and RAF Through Three Operational Pilots (Hardback)

            By Goodrum, Alastair

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            The stories of three individual careers combine seamlessly to tell the dramatic story of the RAF from the era of biplanes and into the jet age of the Cold War.

            ISBN 9781445695457
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2020
            Publisher Amberley Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Spitfire Deserter?: The American Pilot Who Went Missing
             

            Spitfire Deserter?: The American Pilot Who Went Missing (Paperback)

            By Simpson, Bill

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            New B-format paperback edition - Did Sgt Salvatore `Bud' Walcott, an American who served as a Spitfire pilot with the RAF in 1942, avoid flying to Malta, the most bombed place on earth - did he desert?

            ISBN 9781445696225
            Released NZ 15 Dec 2019
            Publisher Amberley Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Beyond the Sky: the passions and pioneering life of Millicent Bryant, aviator

            Beyond the Sky: the passions and pioneering life of Millicent Bryant, aviator (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Vicars, James

            • RRP: $40.00
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            In Australia in the mid 1920s, flight was still new, dangerous and glamorous - and aviators were all men. That was until a petite and quietly-spoken 49 year-old mother of three, Millicent Bryant, took her first flight, igniting a passion that led her to become the first woman in ...the Commonwealth outside Britain to gain a pilot's licence. While newspapers all over Australia began following her progress in the 'race', few outside her family knew the determination and depth of personality that took her into other areas considered unusual for a woman at that time, such as business and politics. And were it not for an ironic stroke of fate, her name may have become as familiar as other pioneers of the air such as Smithy, Hinkler or Nancy Bird Walton. Working from Millicent's own rediscovered letters and writings as well as newspapers and other historical sources, this innovative biographical work reveals a pioneer of the sky and beyond. On one hand it tells, for the first time, of a flyer who was also a businesswoman, small-scale property developer, golfer, student of Japanese at Sydney University and early motorist who had driven over 35,000 miles around New South Wales up to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko - and who could fix her own car to boot. On the other, it seeks to illuminate the inner story of a highly individual, modern woman whose life encompassed not only hidden romance, heartbreak and tragedy but also a spirit of change in the social, political and marital conventions of 20th century Australia.
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            ISBN 9781925556520
            Published NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Melbourne Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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