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Vintage & Iconic Aircraft

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New Zealand is home to a world-class collection of iconic and vintage aircraft. Don Jessen profiles more than 60 aircraft, tells the tales of the pilots who fly these vintage machines, and showcases some of our excellent aviation museums, including Sir Peter Jackson's World War I collection. Starting with Richard Pearse's story and a faithful reproduction of his plane, Don includes the fighters of World War I, and the civil aircraft of the thirties, including the DC3, the Waco and Tiger Moth. Moving to the bombers and fighters of World War II, he includes, amongst others, the Hudson, the Spitfire, the Avro Anson and the newly restored Catalina Flying Boat, and iconic post war aircraft such as the Hercules, the Orion, the Yak 52, and several jet fighters. 'I have met so many incredible characters and brilliant pilots, who have built stunning reproductions of vintage aircraft, restored original aircraft, and collected and fly wonderful old planes,' says Don. 'They are a breed apart. Just watchin

Product code: 9781869539474

ISBN 9781869539474
On Sale Date 10/10/2016
Publisher David Bateman Ltd
New Zealand is home to a world-class collection of iconic and vintage aircraft. Don Jessen profiles more than 60 aircraft, tells the tales of the pilots who fly these vintage machines, and showcases some of our excellent aviation museums, including Sir Peter Jackson's World War I collection. Starting with Richard Pearse's story and a faithful reproduction of his plane, Don includes the fighters of World War I, and the civil aircraft of the thirties, including the DC3, the Waco and Tiger Moth. Moving to the bombers and fighters of World War II, he includes, amongst others, the Hudson, the Spitfire, the Avro Anson and the newly restored Catalina Flying Boat, and iconic post war aircraft such as the Hercules, the Orion, the Yak 52, and several jet fighters. 'I have met so many incredible characters and brilliant pilots, who have built stunning reproductions of vintage aircraft, restored original aircraft, and collected and fly wonderful old planes,' says Don. 'They are a breed apart. Just watchin