This stunningly illustrated guide to flying is the only book of its type on the market, with accessible and vibrant text that takes the reader through the basics of flight and gives them a taster of what it's like to pilot eight extraordinary planes. It targets the tens of thousands of serious would-be pilots around the world and the far larger number of people who dream about flying, appealing to their core emotions on the subject while also providing vital practical information.
Nick Barnard is a writer, publisher and stunt pilot, and co-founder of the Yakovievs Aerobatic Display Team. His book How to Fly a Plane, for adults, was published by Thames & Hudson in 2007. As Nicholas Barnard has written widely on non-Western textiles in such publications as Living with Kilims and Living with Decorative Textiles.