Guide to Flying – S. E. Veale (1942) (1st ed)


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Guide to Flying – S. E. Veale (1942) (1st ed)


Title: Guide to Flying

Author: S. E. Veale

Publisher: Temple Press, London, 1942. First edition. 

Condition: Hardcover, pictorial cloth. Fair. Cover worn, book has been well-read. One or two annotations in pencil. Binding tight. 192pp excluding advertisement. Numerous illustrations. 

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A fun instructional manual on aeroplanes, their components, and flying techniques. Illustrated with plenty of black-and-white plates and a few colour foldouts with diagrams and specifications of aircraft engines. Tells you how to taxi, take-off and do stunts like climbing, loops, inverted turns and other aerobatics moves. Also includes some old aeroplane advertisements.


The Pilot and his Aeroplane

The Airframe

The Aero-motor

The Airscrew


At the Controls


Air Navigation