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Product Description: Yvonne Pope Sintes only ever wanted to fly. But in the 1950s, very few women were allowed into the male dominated world of aviation. Whilst many women were consigned to the role of house-wife, Yvonne chose a different path. Her dream was to join the ranks of the Royal Air Force, crisscrossing international skies...read more
By Graham M. Simons (editor)

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9781783462674 | Pen & Sword, February 19, 2014, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Yvonne Pope Sintes only ever wanted to fly.

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By Sara Wheeler (introduced by)

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9780865477636 | North Point Pr, January 22, 2013, cover price $16.00

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9780762773701, titled "Past To Present: A Reporter's Story of War, Spies, People, and Politics" | Lyons Pr, September 4, 2012, cover price $24.95

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Product Description: The author sets the background to the flight against the birth of manned powered flight and Britain in the aftermath of the First World War. He goes on to describe the record breaking flight in detail, drawing on Alcock and Brown’s written records and their flying log book, and concludes with a round-up of the fates of all the pioneers who are mentioned in the narrative, and the flight’s legacy for Everyman...read more

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9781844256815 | Haynes Pubns, November 1, 2009, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: On 14 June 1919 John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown took off from Newfoundland in their open-cockpit Vickers Vimy converted bomber to attempt a non-stop crossing of the Atlantic.

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9780857332493 | Haynes Pubns, November 1, 2012, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: The author sets the background to the flight against the birth of manned powered flight and Britain in the aftermath of the First World War.

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In his short life Derry became known for his brilliance as a test pilot, and was loved and respected for his personal qualities. In this authoritative biography the authors trace his life story, and the part he played in a thrilling era of aviation. At the end of the Second World War, John Derry was the commanding officer of 182 Squadron, flying Hawker Tempest fighters, and then joined the Central Fighter Establishment as the RAF entered the jet age with the Gloster Meteor. Within six years he had become one of Britain’s foremost test and demonstration pilots.

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9781844255313 | Haynes Pubns, February 15, 2009, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: In his short life Derry became known for his brilliance as a test pilot, and was loved and respected for his personal qualities.

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9781844259847 | Reprint edition (Haynes Pubns, February 1, 2011), cover price $17.95

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Product Description: Stewart Blacker was a remarkable figure. His inventions were used with significant effect both in WW1 and WW2. Most notable of these was the synchronised machine gun, attached to fighter planes that could fire through the propeller...read more

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9781844154319 | Pen & Sword, November 28, 2006, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Stewart Blacker was a remarkable figure.

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Product Description: This book tells the story of Samuel Cody, who in the late 19th century experimented with manned flight and created the Cody War-Kites, which were used as a smaller alternative for balloons in World War I.

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9780752436593 | Tempus Pub Ltd, April 1, 2006, cover price $37.50 | About this edition: This book tells the story of Samuel Cody, who in the late 19th century experimented with manned flight and created the Cody War-Kites, which were used as a smaller alternative for balloons in World War I.

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With sheer determination and courage, Douglas Cairns proves to be the first person with Type 1 diabetes to fly solo around the world.

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9780954992903 | Albyne Pr Ltd, June 30, 2005, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: With sheer determination and courage, Douglas Cairns proves to be the first person with Type 1 diabetes to fly solo around the world.

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The author describes his career as an air pilot for the RAF during World War II and his time spent after the war developing jet fighter planes and weaponry.

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9781844152025 | Pen & Sword, April 19, 2005, cover price $39.99 | About this edition: The author describes his career as an air pilot for the RAF during World War II and his time spent after the war developing jet fighter planes and weaponry.

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9780750937030 | Trafalgar Square, September 15, 2004, cover price $20.95

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Product Description: Book by Robertson, Alan

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9780968801901 | Sha-A-Lan, January 1, 2002, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Book by Robertson, Alan

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A close-up look at the fascinating life and times of Colonel Samuel 'Buffalo Bill' Cody chronicles his diverse roles as Pony Express rider, gambler, sharpshooter, icon of the American West, creator of the world-traveling Wild West show, kite enthusiast, and investor of a vast airplane called 'the Flying Cathedral.' Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

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9780312241803 | Picador USA, June 1, 2000, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Examines the life of 'Colonel' Samuel Cody, a quasi-conman who gained fame in Wild West shows before moving to England and becoming the first man in Great Britain to fly, using an airplane of his own invention dubbed 'the Flying Cathedral.

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9780312276935 | Picador USA, July 1, 2001, cover price $13.00 | About this edition: A close-up look at the fascinating life and times of Colonel Samuel 'Buffalo Bill' Cody chronicles his diverse roles as Pony Express rider, gambler, sharpshooter, icon of the American West, creator of the world-traveling Wild West show, kite enthusiast, and investor of a vast airplane called 'the Flying Cathedral.

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9780863036927 | Merlin Books Ltd, June 1, 1995, cover price $10.01

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Product Description: A woman of captivating presence whose affairs scandalized Kenya, Beryl Markham became famous after her pioneering transatlantic solo flight in 1936. Drawing on her own long association with Markham, as well as diaries, letters, and interviews, Errol Trzebinski unravels the complexities of one of the century's great personalities...read more

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9780393312522 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, March 1, 1995), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A woman of captivating presence whose affairs scandalized Kenya, Beryl Markham became famous after her pioneering transatlantic solo flight in 1936.

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The author recalls his adventurous journey by light plane in 1948 from England to South Africa, undertaken with few practical devices, a farewell to flying that was also an adventure of the mind

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9780394543215 | Random House Inc, March 1, 1985, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: The author recalls his adventurous journey by light plane in 1948 from England to South Africa, undertaken with few practical devices, a farewell to flying that was also an adventure of the mind

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