AIRBORNE

By Neil Williams

Signed by Neil Williams

  • Price: £40

Signed by Neil Williams on the title page

Airlife First edition 1977.  175 pages and illustrated by Neil’s wife

Very Good condition hardback book in a Very Good condition dustjacket.  

This is a book of flying stories, but with a difference. All of these stories are true, covering the experiences of the author as a fighter, test, demonstration, airshow, film, jet charter, and champion aerobatic pilot. The stories include aircraft from the early flying machines to modern military and civil jets.

Read of the exultation of first solos in a Spitfire and a Mosquito, the desolation of being lost over the Indian ocean at night short of fuel in a jet bomber, the humour of receiving a parking ticket after a forced landing, the shattering experience of crashing an airplane in front of a crowd of 80,000 people, and the now legendary story of how the author landed his Zlin after a wing folded in flight, which gained him the Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air.

A wide and exciting variety of aircraft are covered including the Spitfire, Mosquito, Sopwith Pup, Hunter, Scimitar, Meteor, Yak, Heinkel and Falcon. The magic of flight is here to be shared; the tranquility, the excitement, the terror, the humour, and the adventure.

This book was published just before Neil’s untimely death when he crashed in a Spanish-built Heinkel He111 that he was ferrying from Madrid to the UK. Neil Williams

A great book of flying adventures and scarce signed.