Rowland White

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VORSPRUNG DURCH TECHNIK

I got a bit carried away while I was writing The Big Book of Flight and realised, once I came up for air, that there was no way everything I’d produced would fit into any reasonably sized book. As a result, a few bits and pieces – some of which I was very...
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THE BIG BOOK OF FLIGHT

My latest tome, The Big Book of Flight is on sale now! It’s been described as a kind of aviation version of The Dangerous Book for Boys and there’s certainly something in that. It was inspired by the fabulous books on aircraft that captured my imagination when I was growing up. I wanted...
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Limited edition of Vulcan 607

Available Now VULCAN 607 30th ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION I’m very pleased to be able to share the news that the limited edition of Vulcan 607 is on sale now. It’s a handsome looking thing too. Slipcased and bound a new camouflaged cloth design, debossed with the Vulcan’s distinctive silhouette and including an exclusive...
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Thunder City

I never managed to fly aboard Concorde before she retired. I’ve regretted it ever since. Thankfully, I didn’t make the same mistake with Thunder City. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Thunder City was a unique operation, run by businessman Mike Beachyhead. It was the only place in the world where a punter...
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A recent interview

One thing leads to another.  After publication of Storm Front, I received a letter from a pilot I’d mentioned in the book, but not spoken to.  He was kind enough to say how much he’d enjoyed it, then went on to provide detail of operations he was involved with that followed the conclusion...
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A visit to USS Yorktown

In April this year, a business trip took me to Charleston, South Carolina.  Once the catalyst for the civil war, then city still has real historical charm.  It’s also home to over fifty USAF C-17 Globemasters from the 437th Air Wing and 315th Air Wings, USCG helicopters and a Boeing factory, now making...
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A flight from Brize Norton

One of the real privileges made possible by writing is the chance, every so often, to enjoy money-can’t-buy experiences.  In August 2004, while I was researching Vulcan 607, just three days before returning to Brize Norton to fly out to the Falklands, I was lucky enough to fly on board a 101 Squadron...
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