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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... read full description below.

ISBN 9781775491743
Published 17 June 2019 by HarperCollins
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ISBN-13 9781775491743
ISBN-10 1775491749
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher HarperCollins
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Date 17 June 2019
International Publication Date 1 July 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Enright, Tom
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
History
Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
Transport Technology
Aerospace & Aviation Technology
Aviation Skills / Piloting
Sports & Outdoor Recreation
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Not specified
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
Dewey Code 629.13092
Catalogue Code 997712

Description of this Electronic Book

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 developed 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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Author's Bio

Tom Enright is a veteran New Zealand pilot from Central Otago. He joined the Air Training Corps of the Royal New Zealand Air Force when he was in secondary school, and on graduation was recommended for a cadetship with the Royal Air Force College at Cranwell, England. His first 20 years flying was in a variety of military aircraft, mainly in New Zealand and the Pacific theatre. He then spent the next 25 years as an airline pilot.

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