N. Cronin

Helpful votes received on reviews: 96% (48 of 50)
Location: England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 48,224 - Total Helpful Votes: 48 of 50
Empire of the Clouds: When Britain's Aircraft Rule&hellip by James Hamilton-Paterson
There aren't many books which deal with the sad, but perhaps inevitable decline of the British aviation industry post-WW2. This one is a very good place to start. It doesn't have the kind of technical detail or minutiae that would leave the casual reader bored and bewildered.

The author focuses a lot on his childhood hero Bill Waterton at Gloster, and there are some passages where the author relates his childhood growing up in 1950's Britain which some might consider superfluous to the subject of the book. By the author's own admission he spends a lot of time talking about military types and not enough time talking about civil types. The Comet is of course covered, but the author… Read more
Wings On My Sleeve: The World'S Greatest Test Pilo&hellip by Captain Eric Brown
Eric Brown needs no introduction, the man is quite simply a legend in aviation.

This book was a thoroughly enjoyable read from start to finish, well paced, well written and full of interesting stories and information.

Highly recommended for any aviation enthusiast.
This won't blow your socks off, but it's a decent office chair for the price (I paid 85).

The weak point of this type of chair is the air cylinder. The seals often fail after a while and the chair drops down to its lowest height when sat on. After three months of heavy use the air cylinder on my one is still good. It's pretty sturdy and by no means uncomfortable.

There are much nicer office chairs available, but then again they are all considerably more expensive than this one. Not a bad buy at all if you're looking for a half decent office chair under 100.