Flight From the Croft

Bill Innes

£18.99

A frequently amusing account of one man’s pursuit of an unlikely dream in a golden era of commercial aviation expansion.

As a barefoot lad in the Outer Hebrides, Bill Innes dreamed th

ISBN: 9781849953979 Category:

ISBN: 9781849953979

Publisher: Whittles Publishing

Publication date: 09 May 2019

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Whittles Publishing, 2019. 214 pages. Paperback.

A frequently amusing account of one man's pursuit of an unlikely dream in a golden era of commercial aviation expansion.

As a barefoot lad in the Outer Hebrides, Bill Innes dreamed the impossible dream of becoming a pilot and this books tells how that dream came to pass.

After gaining his RAF wings in Canada, he started to learn his trade by flying pre-war Dakotas for British European Airways around the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. The experience was to stand him in good stead as he moved to London to fly classic 20th-century British aircraft such as the Viscount, Comet, Vanguard and Trident.

The narrative comes alive through tales of the many characters encountered in a time before flight recorders. As one of the team that introduced the Boeing 757 to British Airways, he was privileged to be the trainer on the first flights of charter airlines such as the Air 2000 and Canada 3000 before his swansong, flying long range Boeing 767s for Alitalia.

Technical background is lightened by the thread of humour which runs throughout - an entertaining and lively read.

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