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Tomliner
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Re: Book Recommendation

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I’ve just taken delivery of two books ordered from ‘Books etc’ via Amazon. Although I haven’t started to read them yet I know that they will both be very good and of interest to many on here. They are ‘I Have Control’ by Keith Spragg ISBN 978-1-78500-397-4 a pilot’s view of changing airliner technology and ‘Flight From The Croft’ by Bill Innes ISBN 978-1-84995-397-9, a frequently amusing account of one man’s pursuit of an unlikely dream in a golden era of commercial aviation expansion.
Many classic types are featured in these books. When I’ve read them I’ll post a review of them but I’ll be in no hurry to get through them! :) EricT
ps the total price for both books was just over £25 with free UK delivery.
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Re: Book Recommendation

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Halfway through Flight from the Croft now.
I agree a good read. :thumbsup:

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Re: Book Recommendation

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Halfway through Flight from the Croft now.
I agree a good read. :thumbsup:
Hi Brian. I decided to start‘I Have Control’ first for no particular reason. One of the early chapters is about flying the Viking. Later chapters include Herald, BAC 1-11, MD 83, 737( for Ben) 707, 757,767 and A320
Fascinating. :) EricT
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Re: Book Recommendation

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Hi Eric. I shall get I have control as my Amazon account has been taking a beating anyway.
I can recommend for a good read a series of books by Mike Brooke. Starts off in Germany
on Canberra and follows his flying life through to display flying and Shuttleworth. Very readable
all 5 of them. :thumbsup:

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Re: Book Recommendation

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Hi Brian. I’ve already read two of his books,’Follow Me Through’ (from library in Edinburgh) and ‘Flying Past’(ISBN 978 0 7509 8768 4), which was particularly interesting for his accounts of flying the Avro Tutor and the Blackburn B2 as I had installed them in FS9 not long before.
I’ll check his other books later. :thumbsup: EricT
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Re: Book Recommendation

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If you are interested, I would like to recommend reading the book by Peter Hamilton. Science fiction master Peter F. Hamilton. Two-book saga set in his popular Commonwealth universe.
Pandora's Star especially recommended.
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Re: Book Recommendation

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A book I am reading at the moment...

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