A Pilot's Story

George Gatonby Stead DFC

The engaging story of a pilot's life from childhood in New Zealand, through a career in the RAF and commercial airlines to the jet age with BOAC. Included is a detailed account of flying Sunderlands with Coastal Command during the war and the opening of new flying boat routes to the Far East and South Africa. The adventure in 1933 of flying to India with Richard Shuttleworth to compete in the Viceroy's Air Race is true "Boy's Own" reading. His 40 years experience of over 50 different aircraft from the Tiger Moth to the Boeing 707 is a compelling and detailed autobiography of one man's life and his love of flying. Written by Captain George Stead, this book has now been published posthumously by his son Richard.

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