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THE QUEEN'S FLIGHT:  FIFTY YEARSOF ROYAL FLYING., Burns, Michael, ed.  Foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

Author Name    Burns, Michael, ed. Foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

Title   THE QUEEN'S FLIGHT: FIFTY YEARSOF ROYAL FLYING.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Poole Blandford 1986

ISBN Number    0713718889 / 9780713718881

Seller ID   22779

160 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Carrying the Royal Family by air is a unique job and to do it, there is a unique flying unit. Now fifty years old, The Queen's Flight of the Royal Air Force operates to probably the highest standards of any organisation in the world of aviation. Their bright red helicopters, Andovers and now BAe 146s are a familiar sight on Royal occasions, their punctuality and reliability taken for granted. The effort which goes into maintaining those standards, and into assuring the Royal Family's safety and comfort in the air, is the fascinating subject of this fully authorised book. Behind the aircrew is the back-up team in Operations, the engineers, the administrative staff, the ground support for the helicopters, the stewards and the security staff - they all play their part, and they all find a place in this book. The history of the Flight (and indeed of Royal flying, which goes back to July 1917) is also recounted both in narrative form and in cameo reminiscences from ex-members of the Flight; these include Brian Trubshaw, later Concorde's test pilot. With 150 photographs to illustrate the text, the result is a rare glimpse behind the royal scene, which will intrigue anyone with an interest in aviation." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling/soft creassing at top edge - mainly on rear panel.

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