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  • The Naked Pilotby David Beaty

    Crowood 2011; US$ 12.49

    Investigations into the causes of aircraft accidents have for decades focused on what happened and who did it -- very rarely Why? It is the question Why? that David Beaty has addressed here, fighting the misnomer of 'pilot error' and propounding that the cause should be sought deeper inside human beings who make apparently simple human errors. The... more...

  • The Cone of Silenceby David Beaty

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 1.37

    With its tremendous tension and electrifying impact this is one of the great novels of the air. It is the early, dangerous days in the life of a new jet airliner. Millions of pounds have been invested in her—national prestige is at stake . . . Then Victor Fox comes near to disaster. The Court of Enquiry lays the blame on the pilot . . . more...

  • The Gun Gardenby David Beaty

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 5.53

    Malta 1942 – a thousand miles from friends, isolated, besieged, blitzed, bombed, desperately short of oil, ammunition, ships, aircraft, fuel, slowly being starved into surrender . . . Into that hopeless situation, as a token the British attitude that attack is the best defence, fly two Wellington aircraft equipped with secret long-range radar. Their... more...

  • The Heart of the Stormby David Beaty

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 5.53

    ‘When an aircraft disappears completely there is usually no evidence as to exactly what happened. This time, we have at least certain pointers as to the possible causes of the accident . . .’ This gripping novel tells of the events leading up to a major air disaster, the disappearance over the Atlantic of a great airliner. It reveals the conflicting... more...

  • The Proving Flightby David Beaty

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 5.53

    The Emperor, an experimental airliner of daring design, soon runs into trouble on her maiden flight to New York and Bermuda. Violent storms, icing and faltering engines give way to mysterious, terrifying tremors . . . Penned in a small space under enormous strain, a jealous rivalry between the co-pilots threatens the lives of everyone aboard the... more...

  • The Siren Songby David Beaty

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 5.53

    Anne is twenty-five years younger than her pilot husband, Captain Maurice Corby. They live a comfortable life in affluent 1960’s London suburbia, full of dinner parties and international travel. But Anne longs for excitement. So when she is introduced to young junior pilot, Captain Matherson, the lure to seduce him is too strong to resist. When Captain... more...

  • The Stickby David Beaty

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 5.53

    Captain Paul Harker of Atlanta Airways must be on his mettle, if not for twenty-four hours a day, at least for the six or so hours it takes to fly the aircraft for which he is ultimately responsible across the Atlantic. There are, after all, two hundred and seventy-one passengers on board, as well as the crew. Harker, however, is not a machine but... more...

  • The White Sea Birdby David Beaty

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 5.53

    A battle of nerves between British squadron-leader a German sea-captain Deep in a Norwegian fjord hides the German merchant-cruiser Groningen . Squadron-leader Guy Strickland knows he has spotted it, but Intelligence refuses to believe him. He leads his exhausted squadron into the air again to take the vital photographic evidence – but only his... more...

  • The Wind Off The Seaby David Beaty

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 5.53

    Group Captain Gavin Gallagher, distinguished RAF pilot, now commanding officer of the strategic missile squadron at North Luddenham, disappears in possession of the key allowing those missiles to be fired. Recently posted to North Luddenham is an old acquaintance, Wing Commander Bunting. Friends at Oxford, they did their flying training together before... more...

  • Village of Starsby David Beaty

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 5.53

    October 1960. The Russians are on the move in the Middle East. “Fuse K6!” cracks the order over the intercom of a giant jet bomber. Squadron Leader John Falkner and his crew whip into action. They arm their awesome cargo, a giant nuclear weapon capable of destroying 40,000 square miles. Then comes the order to defuse the bomb. The Russians... more...