The Big Book of Flight Hardcover – 23 May 2013
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"A great gift for boys - and girls! - from nine to ninety. Packed full of totally vital stuff like how to build your own bottle rocket or hovercraft!" (Bear Grylls)
"This is a fabulous book. I defy anyone with even the slightest interest in aviation not to utterly love every page. Sumptuously illustrated, this tells the story of flight with unashamed enthusiasm and erve. Read this and be swept up into the skies" (James Holland, author of Dam Busters)
"A gorgeous fact and fun-filled tome dedicated to planes. From the perfect paper plane to how helicopters fly - with practical fun thrown in" (Guardian)
"A fact-packed delight for aviation enthusiasts aged from nine to 90, full of derring-do ... an engaging and entertaining collection of everything worth knowing about the world of flight" (RAF News)
"I could bang on at length about this book. It's a roll call of legends and heroes. It's the work of someone genuinely obsessed with his subject yet gifted with the ability to make his obsession inclusive rather than exclusive. From end to end it's stuffed with the kind of anecdotes that can swiftly be passed of as one's own. But I'll treasure The Big Book of Flight just because it's joyful and joyous. Read it and you'll surely detect the hand of an expert - but more than anything else it reveals the breathless excitement of a young boy. Some vitally important part of Rowland White has never grown up, never forgotten why flying machines make his heart beat faster. It's a delight to see" (Neil Oliver, presenter of Coast)
An entertaining and utterly engaging celebration of everything worth knowing about the world of flight - and more - from the bestselling author of Vulcan 607.See all Product Description
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Looking enviously at the aircraft still does not go away, wishing you were better at maths and sciences remain - oh what could have been! All those snippets of information, you used to collect, and memorise, but have now forgotten mainly through age. Worry no longer the book is here - The Big Book of Flight is here for all us old anoraks and those people who just love aircraft.
This is a wonderfully illustrated book with histories of aircraft, some of the famous fliers. The book is worth it just for the illustrations and guides alone everything else is just an added bonus. You even learn that Flat Rock Scorpions have been sent in to space - why? I do not know but it is a fun snippet of information for a trivia quiz.
This is a wonderful book for anyone with an interest in flying or even for the general reader, I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
Not only historical but a lot of new information is here. Highly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good read initially as a library loan but now purchased for bookshelves.
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Bought for a Grandson, it is a wide ranging read on aviation topics.Published 23 months ago by Christopher Reid
Nicely presented book. Good quality. I bought this book as a gift. Only draw back was the recipient described it as "an easy read" not going into great detail.Published on 25 Dec. 2013 by Yorkie