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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Restoring a Spitfire: An Insight Into Building, Restoring and Returning Spitfires to the Skies

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The Spitfire remains one of the most iconic combat aircrafts of all time and to own an airworthy example of this classic fighter is the Holy Grail for many wealthy Warbird collectors. For an aircraft that first flew more than 70 years ago and which went out of production in the early 1950s, it may seem odd to discover that there is a flourishing industry centered on this aircraft in the 21st century. Scratch-building brand new Spitfires or restoring original examples to airworthy condition has become big business, with aircrafts changing hands for several million dollars apiece. Husband and wife author team Paul and Louise Blackah look into what is required to find a Spitfire that's suitable for restoration and then return it to the skies. With Paul's vast experience in restoring and maintaining the RAF BBMF's Spitfires, and both Paul and Louise's contacts in the aircraft restoration community, this promises to be a unique look inside the world of Spitfire building and restoration in the 21st century.

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The Spitfire remains one of the most iconic combat aircraft and to own an airworthy example is the Holy Grail for Warbird collectors. For an aircraft that first flew more than 70 years ago it may seem incongruous that there is a flourishing industry centred on this aircraft in the 21st century. Whether scratch-building or restoring an original Spitfire to airworthy condition, this is big business where aircraft change hands for several million pounds. Paul and Louise Blackah reveal what it takes to build or restore a Spitfire and return it to the skies.

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Aircraft restoration expert Paul Blackah MBE of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight is co-author of the Haynes Spitfire, Lancaster, Hurricane and Messerschmitt Bf109 Manuals. Louise Blackah is also an aircraft enthusiast and has worked with Paul on his other books. They live in Lincolnshire.

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Sleaford, Lincolnshire

Product Details

ISBN:
9780857332240
Author:
Blackah, Paul
Publisher:
Haynes Publishing UK
Author:
Blackah, Louise
Subject:
Aviation - General
Subject:
Aviation - Repair & Maintenance
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20140231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
260 color and 40 b/w
Pages:
202
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 x 0.75 in 1.97 lb

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The Spitfire remains one of the most iconic combat aircraft and to own an airworthy example is the Holy Grail for Warbird collectors. For an aircraft that first flew more than 70 years ago it may seem incongruous that there is a flourishing industry centred on this aircraft in the 21st century. Whether scratch-building or restoring an original Spitfire to airworthy condition, this is big business where aircraft change hands for several million pounds. Paul and Louise Blackah reveal what it takes to build or restore a Spitfire and return it to the skies.

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Aircraft restoration expert Paul Blackah MBE of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight is co-author of the Haynes Spitfire, Lancaster, Hurricane and Messerschmitt Bf109 Manuals. Louise Blackah is also an aircraft enthusiast and has worked with Paul on his other books. They live in Lincolnshire.

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