In line with the recently launched Aviation Skills Manifesto that states Aviation Skills Partnership will provide learning resources for those involved in aviation, the new library service below offers leading informative books covering the aviation industry.
Towards a UK Aviation Skills Plan
The plan, which outlines and discusses the deficit in aviation skills, was written for The Royal Aeronautical Society. The Royal Aeronautical Society was established in 1866 and has always been at the forefront of developments in aerospace. It seeks to promote the highest professional standards and provide a central forum for sharing knowledge.
The paper discusses the international impact of and response to the need for a new generation of aviation professionals. A lot of the evidence cited here forms the basis of ASP’s agenda and actions. We are now in the process of implementing our aviation skills plan, but the original vision that Simon laid out in this document is still relevant and poignant.
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This book is his friendly and personal guide to getting into the aviation industry. It offers a first person account of the process, with useful and detailed information about the different processes that one must go through to become a pilot. It is a welcome relief from the formal documentation that you would otherwise have to trawl through to find out about the various tests and qualifications that a wannabe pilot must undertake.
SPITFIRE EVOLUTION has over 70 illustrations from award-winning artist Jon Freeman and a foreword by aeronautical engineer and eye-witness to the first flight, David Faddy. David’s father, Alf was the design team section leader at Supermarine for what was then called the Type 300 so his insight is almost unique.
Without the courage and tenacity of some leading political and military figures and the hard work of lesser-known mortals, there would have been no Spitfire, no Battle of Britain and no ultimate victory in 1945.