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The Naked Pilot - The Human Factor in Aircraft Accidents, Beaty, David
1 Beaty, David The Naked Pilot - The Human Factor in Aircraft Accidents
London Methuen 1991 First Edition Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First edition. Unclipped dustwrapper with NO LOSS. No marks or inscriptions. Silver lettering to spine. In The Naked Pilot - The Human Factor in Aircraft Accidents, David Beaty takes his exploration further and deeper, analysing not only human error flying accidents but also the latent pre-disposing errors made by management and government. No other book speaks with such clarity. Nice and clean internally and externally. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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The Aeroplane an Historical Survey, Gibbs-Smith, Charles H
2 Gibbs-Smith, Charles H The Aeroplane an Historical Survey
London HMSO 1960 First Edition Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First edition. Unclipped dustwrapper with NO LOSS. No marks or inscriptions. Gilt lettering to spine. Published by the Science Museum. The Aeroplane. An historical survey of its origins and development. The origins and development of the aeroplane. This book is divided into two main parts. the narrative Historical Survey, and the Commentary, separate by an Interlude of memorable quotations on flight and fliers. Includes special sections on Leonardo da Vinci, Sir Heorge Cayley, the Wright brothers, the first practical aeroplanes, the various claims to first flights, and the development of aircraft control systems. Illustrations include over 140 half-tones on 23 plates, and more than 40 line drawings in the text. Nice and clean internally and externally. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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The Worlds Worst Aircraft, Gilbert, James
3 Gilbert, James The Worlds Worst Aircraft
London Joseph 1975 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 
First edition. Unclipped dustwrapper. No marks or inscriptions. Gilt lettering to spine. This book traces the more misguided attempts by man to fly; from the dotty attempts of monks and savants in earlier centuries to leap from high places, flapping home-fashioned pinions; via the turn of the century pioneers with stick, string and linen to a recent revival of interest in man-powered aeroplanes. Nice and clean internally and externally. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 22.00 GBP
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Trail of the Octopus - From Beirut to Lockerbie - Inside the DIA, Goddard, Donald with Coleman, Lester K
4 Goddard, Donald with Coleman, Lester K Trail of the Octopus - From Beirut to Lockerbie - Inside the DIA
London Bloomsbury 1993 074751562X / 9780747515623 First Edition Very Good Good++ Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First edition. Unclipped dustwrapper with wear to extremities. No marks or inscriptions. Silver lettering to spine. Nice and clean internally and externally. From Beirut to Lockerbie - Inside the DIA. Donald Goddard and Lester Coleman reveal - The Real Story of Pan Am Flight 103. Dramatic account of the 'true' cause of the Lockerbie disaster, involving the US Defense Intelligence Agency, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Middle East heroin trafficking. Seeking political asylum, the first American citizen to do so since the Vietnam war, Lester Knox Coleman claims to be the victim of an international cover-up. Publication blocked in America. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 85.00 GBP
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A History of the UNITED STATES AIR FORCE 1907-1957, Goldberg, Alfred
5 Goldberg, Alfred A History of the UNITED STATES AIR FORCE 1907-1957
Princeton, NJ, U.S.A. Van Nostrand 1957 First Edition Very Good Very Good Book 
Unclipped dustwrapper with NO LOSS. No marks or inscriptions. Fifty eventful years of military aviation-the men and the planes, the wartime exploits and peacetime missions. An official general history of the United States Air Force and its predecessors prepared by the USAF Historical Division, in co-operation with the Editors of AIR FORCE Magazine. Nice and clean internally and externally. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 28.00 GBP
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The Third Service, Joubert, Air Chief Marshal Sir Philip
6 Joubert, Air Chief Marshal Sir Philip The Third Service
London Thames and Hudson 1955 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Unclipped dustwrapper with marginal wear. No marks or inscriptions. The story behind the Royal Air Force. Gilt lettering to spine. This book is not content with the surface history of the Service but also explores the ceaseless clash of personalities. Illustrated. Authors note tipped in. Nice and clean internally and externally. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 28.00 GBP
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Test Pilots - The Story of British Test Flying 1903-1984, Middleton, Don
7 Middleton, Don Test Pilots - The Story of British Test Flying 1903-1984
London Collins / Willow 1985 First Edition Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Unclipped dustwrapper with NO LOSS. No marks or inscriptions. The Story of British Test Flying 1903-1984. Nice and clean internally and externally. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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FORTRESS WITHOUT A ROOF - The Allied Bombing of the Third Reich, Morrison, Wilbur
8 Morrison, Wilbur FORTRESS WITHOUT A ROOF - The Allied Bombing of the Third Reich
London Allen 1982 First Edition Near Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Unclipped dustwrapper with NO LOSS. No marks or inscriptions. The Allied Bombing of the Third Reich. 'Hitler built a fortress around Europe - but he forgot to put a roof on it'. Franklin D Roosevelt. Nice and clean internally and externally. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 23.00 GBP
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Air Force Blunders, Regan, Geoffrey
9 Regan, Geoffrey Air Force Blunders
Guinness 1996 First Edition Pictorial Cover Very Good Book 
First edition. No marks or inscriptions. A fascinating and informative look at some of the less glorious moments in the history of aerial warfare. Nice and clean internally and externally. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Private Flying for Leisure & Business, Serjeant, Richard
10 Serjeant, Richard Private Flying for Leisure & Business
London Nicholas Kaye 1962 First Edition Very Good Very Good Book 
Unclipped dustwrapper with NO LOSS to spine. No marks or inscriptions. Illustrated. The book contains information about Clubs and Groups, the Private Pilots Licence, the cost of flying, owning an aircraft, radio and the Radio Licence, overseas flying and Customs procedure, business flying, the different kinds of light aircraft, the weather, and the various ways a pilot can and should improve his flying technique to cope with present day conditions. Nice and clean internally and externally. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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The Complete Book of the Model Aeroplane, Taylor, Norman G
11 Taylor, Norman G The Complete Book of the Model Aeroplane
London Cassell 1955 First Edition Very Good+ Good++ Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First edition. Unclipped, frayed dustwrapper with small piece missing from cover. No marks or inscriptions. Gilt lettering to spine. A book for all who take, or wish to take, aero-modelling seriously. Chapters include: Introducing the beginner to aero-dynamics * Various types of engines * Procedure for designing aeroplanes and constructing them * Construction of propellers * Problems of control line models * Principles of trimming and flying free flight models. Extensively illustrated. Nice and clean internally and externally. A rare book. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 90.00 GBP
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ROOTS OF BRITISH AIR POLICY, Worcester, Richard
12 Worcester, Richard ROOTS OF BRITISH AIR POLICY
London Hodder and Stoughton 1966 First Edition Very Good Good++ Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Unclipped dustwrapper with slight edgewear. No marks or inscriptions. Very slight scuffing to front baord. Gilt lettering to spine. Major aspects of civil, military and space policy are analysed. Nice and clean internally and externally. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 17.00 GBP
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