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The Ascent Of Rum Doodle
The Ascent Of Rum Doodle
by W E Bowman
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gem, 13 Mar. 2010
I haven't laughed this much since first reading 'Three Men in a Boat'. Written over half a century ago, 'The Ascent of Rum Doodle' is still fresh, original, funny and spectacularly silly. And of course, in the best tradition of the mountaineering classics it parodies, it is gripping too, keeping you in suspense throughout: will they be able to climb the 40,000-and-a-half-foot peak of Rum Doodle?


A View from the Hover: My Life in Aviation
A View from the Hover: My Life in Aviation
by John Farley
Edition: Paperback

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for anyone with an interest in aviation, 17 Oct. 2009
I am an avid reader of aviation books and John Farley's 'A View from the Hover' easily makes it into my all time top three. His logbook is a catalogue of aircraft types, whose sheer diversity is matched by very few pilots, the headline act being, of course, the Harrier. He has also flown types that very few Western pilots had the chance to go anywhere near, such as the MiG-29 and the Israeli Aircraft Industries Lavi. In the book he talks about all this with a calm clarity of thought that one probably needs for a carreer as a test pilot (and to live to tell the tale) and, setting him apart from a number of other similar accounts by pilots, he does it with an endearing, genuine modesty, seemingly oblivious to the huge debt British aviation owes him for his work.


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