Warwickshire Aviation is a hardcover A4 book printed in black and white published in 2020. It has 534 pages depicting hundreds of photographs many of which have not been seen before. It comprises six chapters the first covering military and civil airfields besides all the sites used by the flying circuses during the 1930s. Private strips are also mentioned provided they held an air display open to the public. The main aero clubs, together with gliding clubs, take up another two chapters. Twelve aircraft manufacturers are mentioned together with a list of all the aircraft they built together with records of all the surviving machines where known. The “Around & About” section comprises 100 pages of 1st & 2nd World War accidents along with ballooning and other related aviation items not taking place on airfields. The final section includes personalities, home builds, museums, 14EFTS, 605 Sqdn, ATC units and scrap yards.
The author has had access to the minute books of Midland Aero Club 1909-33 & 1946-66, the Coventry Aviation Group 1934-37 and the Coventry Aeroplane Club 1932-40, 46-77 along with police accident reports from 1941-3. He has also been able to scan several pilot logbooks together with photo albums from the 1930s onward.
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