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Many a Close Run Thing

Many a Close Run Thing (EPUB ebook)

By Enright, Tom

A New Zealand squadron leader, flying-boat captain and airliner pilot on a life of aerial adventure 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 dev...eloped into a longing to become a pilot. He joined the RNZAF as an engineer in 1951, and was sent to 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.
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ISBN 9781775491743
Published 17 Jun 2019
Publisher HarperCollins
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781775491743
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher HarperCollins
Imprint HarperCollins
Published 17 Jun 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Enright, Tom
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
Transport Technology
Aerospace & Aviation Technology
Aviation Skills / Piloting
Sports & Outdoor Recreation
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 629.13092
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Air pilots - Biography - Australia
NBS Text Aircraft & Spacecraft: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade