Flying Navy



The first book published by the Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. During WWII over 1,200 young New Zealand men, ages 18-25, volunteered to fly for the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy. Few of them had flown before or seen an aircraft carrier. They knew nothing of the aircraft they would fly in the war, nor the vaguest idea of how to land on the deck of a pitching and rolling carrier. All they wanted was to fly!

Flying Navy: New Zealanders Who Flew in the Fleet Air Arm details the flying careers of the 760 men who graduated as trained pilots, observers and air gunners.

Author: David Allison
ISBN: 9780473144609
Paperback, 320 pages
Published in New Zealand, 2009
Size: approx. 21cm x 27cm