Rep., 1988. 312 pp., profusely illustrated with cold., + b&w photo-ills. D.j., 30 x 23cm. FINE. In this book the reader is taken up in the ‘stick and string’ biplanes of World War I. General Ira Eaker describes how the practice combats in his diminutive Boeing P26 during the 1930’s prepared him for World War II. Johnnie Johnson and Stanford Tuck describe how that war looked to two RAF pilots and the jet age pilots share their combat experiences over Korea and Vietnam. Also, the view from the flight deck of contemporary epoch-making airliners is described by the pilots of the Boeing 747 and Concorde and military technology is displayed in the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle fighter and the Mach 3 Lockheed SR-71 spy-plane. Profusely illustrated throughout.