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Alex Henshaw: A Flying Legend
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Alex Henshaw: A Flying Legend (Hardback)

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This book is a unique collaboration between flying legend Alex Henshaw and artist Michael Turner, blending paintings, photographs and the subject's own narrative into a captivating celebration of his remarkable life in the air from 1932 to 1948.



There were three phases to his flying: his headline-making competitive exploits pre-war, culminating in a London-Cape Town-London record that still stands; his vital war work testing aircraft, first for Vickers-Armstrong at Weybridge and then for Supermarine at Castle Bromwich; and his post-war activities throughout Africa. Each significant episode of those years has its own chapter, from learning to fly in a de Havilland DH 60 Gipsy Moth to a final long-distance African trip in a Miles Gemini.



This is a very special book that all aviation enthusiasts will treasure.

BiographyBiography: generalBusinessIndustry & industrial studiesTransport industriesAerospace & air transport industries Publisher: Evro Publishing Publication Date: 27/02/2020 ISBN-13: 9781910505502  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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The artist Michael Turner first met Alex Henshaw in 1979 when he was invited to produce a painting for the dust jacket of Flight of the Mew Gull, the first volume of Henshaw's memoirs. Over the next 28 years the two men developed a close friendship deriving from the creation by Michael of a unique series of paintings recounting the stories of the many dramatic and interesting incidents in Henshaw's flying career. Their collaboration eventually led to this book, originally published as an exclusive edition in 2008, soon after Henshaw's death, and now made available for the first time to a wider audience. Turner, a long-time president of the Guild of Aviation Artists, continues to paint not only aviation subjects but also scenes of motor racing, for which he is equally esteemed.

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