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I am looking for any material on early balloon flights, pioneer pilots such as Hucks, Hamel, Manton, and Willows, plus any others visiting the district. WW1 photographs or logbook details from Castle Bromwich, Radford, Billeseley or Lilbourne would be of particular interest or any accident details would also be most welcome. Early details of the Midland Aero Club and the Birmingham Aero Club would also be welcome.
Any photographs taken during WWII, logbook details, crash sites or airfield plans are of interest. There were many aero clubs in the area including: Midland A/C, Coventry A/C, Warwickshire A/C, and any details of the aircraft they operated, chief instructors or anecdotes would be gratefully received. Also there were lots of charter companies such as Patrick Duval, Yellow Air Taxis, and Mid-Fly and any details of these are much sought after.
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My previous book is entitled
'Aviation in Warwickshire Between the Wars'
The book covers 40-plus airfields, including private landing grounds, gliding sites and flying fields that were used by the flying circuses. Histories of all the flying clubs along with gliding clubs are included, where known. The "Around & About" section covers crashes, forced landings plus anything else aviationwise not on airfields. Over twenty joyriding concerns are covered in detail along with Austin Motor Co., Armstrong Whitworth, and 605 Sqdn.
Size 206mm x 292mm. 182 pages.
Over 100 photographs.
Price: £11.95 + £2 p&p (UK)
Further details available from the author at
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