Unique and historic item: During the Second World War, ferry pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary were the backbone of the supply line flying all types of aircraft, from fighters to 4- engined bombers, from factories and repair depots to the front line squadrons.
With precious little time to train crews on the huge variety of different aircraft types, the ATA created the Ferry Pilots Notes publication. A pocket-sized, ring bound file was created for ferry pilots to carry. Each card in the Ferry Pilots Notes gave concise information on important speeds and power settings, plus other important information for a whole range of different aircraft types used by the RAF.
Exclusive to The Yorkshire Air Museum, this publication has been faithfully recreated here in the original dimensions, colours and quality of the originals, with the personal margin notes of famous ATA pilot Lettice Curtis. A wonderfully accurate publication that makes fascinating reading, with more than eighty aircraft notes, plus additional emergency information.
48 in stock
Finished with a dark blue hard over and bound in two strong rings, the Ferry Pilots Notes were sized to fit inside the knee pad of a pilots’s flying suit. The pilots could flip the pages to the relevant aircraft and have the notes and techical data in sight while flying.
- Dark Blue Hard Cover
- Cream pages in 320 gsm stiff card
- Measuring 15.5cm x 10.5 cm, 3.5 cm thick
- Ring bound with 5cm stainless steel rings, in the same way as the original to allow additional aircraft to be added
- An authentic, top quality recreation of the original book
Shipped in stout packaging and in stock for immediate availability