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Teach Yourself to Fly: The classic guide to flying a plane
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Nigel Tangye
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Teach Yourself to Fly: The classic guide to flying a plane

Nigel Tangye


Teach Yourself

Aviation skills & piloting;
Aircraft: general interest;
Nostalgia: general


176 pages

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First published in 1938, TEACH YOURSELF TO FLY was not only one of the very first Teach Yourself books to be published but the first to actually change the world. It was used on the eve of the second world war to prepare pilot recruits and conscripts before they were called for service, and as such it was read religiously by thousands of young men, some as young as 17, and directly impacted on the British war effort.

This beautiful new printing of the book captures all of the feelings of that extraordinary time - it's nostalgic, understated, inspiring and very British indeed, warning young pilots, amongst other things, not to feel 'too discouraged' in the event of a crash landing.

Technology has changed hugely, but the principles of aviation as they were in the middle of the twentieth century are perfectly summarised in this lovely book. Get hold of the right vehicle, and it really can teach you to fly.

What happens when you're up there, however, is your responsibility.

Since 1938, millions of people have learned to do the things they love with Teach Yourself. Welcome to the how-to guides that changed the modern world.

By:   Nigel Tangye
Imprint:   Teach Yourself
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 186mm,  Width: 134mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   196g
ISBN:   9781473664012
ISBN 10:   1473664012
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   November 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Nigel Trevithick Tangye was a British airman, novelist, journalist and the author of various books about Cornwall. He worked for MI5, and later claimed to have been an MI5 agent during the Spanish Civil War. He was married to the actress Ann Todd.

Fascinating reading... The author's love of flying is clear from every page. A true delight. * Aircraft Illustrated * Daily Mail Critic's Choice * Daily Mail *

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