A History of the Air Squadron
Far Horizons is a fascinating, informative and highly readable history of a remarkable private flying club.
The emphasis is equally placed on individual members and their activities as a group. The Air Squadron’s commitment to aviation is also comprehensively covered – especially its charitable and diplomatic work. The author has profiled the lives of its many notable members – pioneering aviators, war heroes, innovative aircraft manufacturers and unusual characters. Also included in this book is a selection of members’ writings – vividly highlighting the variety of their personal flying experiences.
The author’s extensive research has unearthed many original stories as well as over 270 photographs – accurately capturing the spirit and the ethos of the Air Squadron over forty years.
Profits from the sale of Far Horizons will be donated to the Geoffrey de Havilland Flying Foundation.
Alex Martin is the author of two dozen books on subjects such as the culture of contemporary Britain and daily life in the Roman world. As well as history and travel he writes children’s and adult’s fiction. He won the Betty Trask Prize in 1988 for his novel The General Interruptor (about English people living the bohemian life in Italy). He has taught English at the University of Verona, and lectured abroad frequently for the British Council. He is currently a visiting Fellow for the Royal Literary Fund at Oxford Brookes University.
|Dimensions||258 x 300 x 35 mm|