When your office is the cockpit of a topdressing aeroplane, it's hard not to think of your seat as a throne. As your daily commute takes in the grandeur of the mountains, the beauty of the sunrise and the sight of the world going about its business below, ...
New Zealand has long held a passion for its aviation history - the bravado, ingenuity and trailblazing spirit says a lot about who we are. Classic Planes celebrates that legacy, from the first fledgling beginnings to the present day. With eloquence and colour, bestselling author Ivo... read more
Did New Zealand aviation begin in Arrowtown in 1869? Did a Dunedin man make New Zealand's first flight in 1910? The story of aviation in Otago throws up some intersting questions and the answers, along with the detailed history of Dunedin's airports ... read more
A New Zealand squadron leader, flying-boat captain and airliner pilot on a life of aerial adventure Though rarely seen above the small sheep farming town called Ranfurly in Central Otago in the 1940s, Tom Enright developed a fascination with planes from an early age. He joined ... read more
Over the course of a century, the Boeing Company has grown from a small outfit operating out of a converted boathouseâ��producing a single pontoon plane made from canvas and woodâ��into the world's largest aerospace company. The thrilling story of the celebrated organizatio... read more
Somewhere out in the wild seas of the southern Indian Ocean, in the underwater canyons of Broken Ridge near the alien sub-terrain known as the Seventh Arc lies the answer to the world's greatest aviation mystery.Why, on the night of 8 March 2014, did Malaysia Flight MH370 suddenly ... read more
|Author:||Peter Ingman; Jim Laurier (Illustrator); Gareth Hector (Cover Design by, Illustrator)|
The little-known yet fascinating story of when two of the most iconic aircraft of World War II dueled in the skies above Australia.
Fully illustrated with detailed full-color artwork, this is the gripping story of two iconic aircraft facing off against e... read more
Fly with the best in Top Gun: 50 Years of Naval Air Superiority--the definitive, highly illustrated, in-depth look at the Navy's famous fighter unit, including its history, technology, and culture.Top Gun: 50 Years of Naval Air Superiority begins with a fasci... read more
This first book-length history of the OE (Overseas Experience) phenomenon is based on the oral accounts of several hundred New Zealand travellers, representing every decade of the OE and supported by the ephemera of popular culture that surround it, including advertis... read more
This is the extraordinary and little known story of Qantas' significant role during World War II, particularly in its campaigns against the Japanese.
From 11 June 1943 (the date of Lancaster Mark III EE136 WS/R's first op) to her last with 9 Squadron (on 19 October 1944), eighty-six Lancasters were assigned to Number 9\. Of these, fifty were lost to enemy action, another five cr... read more