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Flying to the Edge

The Groundbreaking Career of Test Pilot Duncan Menzies

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Author: Matthew Willis

Duncan Menzies flew with the RAF, the Aeroplane and Armament Evaluation Establishment, and Fairey Aviation in a twenty-five-year flying career, seeing the world of flying change from open cockpits and few rules to the jet age, with its complexities and crowded skies. A modest, family man, Menzies set a speed record in Africa in the 1930s, survived an engine failure in a snowstorm and the terrifying breakup of a Fairey Fulmar in a terminal velocity dive.

This biography charts Menzies’ career from Scottish sheep farm through flying the frontier in Egypt and Sudan, encounters with adventurers Tom Campbell Black and Denys Finch Hatton, and the future King Edward VIII, to his crucial role as a test pilot, developing the aircraft that would help win the Second World War.

Book ISBN 9781445664415

Book Format Paperback

pages 128 pages

Publication Date 15 Nov 2017

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 50

Regular Price: £12.99

Special Price: £11.69

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