There’s something extraordinary about flying a plane - or even flying in a plane - that’s very simple indeed. As the wheels cease rolling on the ground, as the wings push you skywards - you’re released from the earth, you’re moving freely in a new dimension - where your world is the air outside, and the flying machine around you.
The unique thrill of flying a plane is the essence of, and the inspiration for, this book. This is not a theory or course-related handbook, but a book that celebrates the many and exciting possibilities for flight in our age.
Nick Barnard is a writer, publisher and aerobatic display pilot. As the founder of the Redstarz – the world’s only Su29 and Yak 52 display team – Nick flies the Su 29; for a list of Redstarz shows, click here
Lucy Pope - www.lucypope.com
Lucy Pope is a lifestyle, Interiors, and portrait photographer. Lucy’s work has appeared in many magazines including Homes and Gardens, Living Etc, Marie Claire and the Observer magazine. Working on this book allowed Lucy to photograph a truly diverse range of planes and the chance to realise a lifetime ambition of flying in a fast jet over the British countryside.