Flight in Scotland by Frances Jarvie, Gordon Jarvie


Flight in Scotland by Frances Jarvie, Gordon Jarvie

In this book on the history of flight in Scotland you can: find out about the man who tried to fly off the wall at Stirling Castle and about Percy Pilcher and his fragile 'Bat' glider; be amazed at the story of Vincenzo Lunardi, and his balloon flight in 1785 from Edinburgh to Fife; see how aircraft are used in war, from the airships, and planes with open cock-pits, in World War I, to the Cold War V-bombers; read about UFOs in the 'Falkirk Triangle', the short-lived Rocket Post and much more; and check out how you can visit Concorde Alpha Alpha at the National Museum of Flight in East Lothian, and the other flying machines there.


'Filled with pictures, the book is ideal for anyone wanting an overview of the subject. Its engaging style, informative text and quirky facts (who knew Campbeltown airport has the capacity for the Space Shuttle to land?) make it an easy, enjoyable read. Keith Gray in the Scotsman'

About the Author

Frances and Gordon Jarvie are the series editors for Scottie Books and the authors of some of the books. They are the joint authors of Scotland's Vikings. Frances Jarvie, a retired teacher, is author of The Romans in Scotland and Festivals in Scotland. Gordon Jarvie is the author of Clans and Scottish Castles. He has also published his own poetry and edited poetry anthologies, and is the author of the Bloomsbury Grammar Guide.

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48 pages


Frances Jarvie, Gordon Jarvie
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Publication date

31st March 2009



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