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The Great War Display Team (Paperback)

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The Great War Display Team was founded in 1988 and has since gone on to become one of Britain's premier display teams, with a wealth of talented pilots passing through its ranks and amazing crowds with a variety of recreated aircraft including Fokker Dr1s, Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5s, a Sopwith Triplane and an Avro 504.

Having built a replica Sopwith Triplane and flown it for more than a decade as part of the team, taking part in choreographed dog fight routines, Ernie Hoblyn is uniquely positioned to offer a fascinating insight into the construction of these aircraft and the realities of flying in the First World War - including the vast differences between the handling of modern aircraft and that of machines used during the war.

With unprecedented access and a range of interesting photography, this is a fascinating look at what it takes to construct, pilot and display a vintage flying machine.

History & PoliticsMilitary HistoryFirst World WarSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationAir sports & recreationsTransportAircraft: general interestTransportTransport technology & tradesAerospace & aviation technologyAviation skills / piloting Publisher: Amberley Publishing Publication Date: 15/05/2019 ISBN-13: 9781445685939  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Ernie Hoblyn has been a member of the Great War Display Team for more than a decade and has flown a wide variety of aeroplanes. He is a local author who has studied the history of the Plym Valley for years and his photographs in his first book show the rise and decline of the industry in the valley. Bruce Dickinson is an English musician and pilot best-known for his work with the band Iron Maiden. He has flown with the Great War Display Team and is an enthusiastic supporter of aviation history and heritage.

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