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Wings Over Woodley

Wings Over Woodley

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{detailed description}Based on company archives and records, as well as the recollections of many former Miles employees, and written by a dedicated Miles enthusiast, this is the full and authoritative account of the meteoric rise of one of Britain's best aircraft manufacturers, its wartime successes and experiments and its unexpected financial collapse. The story continues with the phoenix-like rise from the ashes of Miles Aircraft of a very successful engineering group. Today, the Adwest Group is a dominant and progressive world force in many fields of engineering.
Wings Over Woodley narrates the emergence of the Phillips & Powis company as a motor agent, the opening of Woodley Aerodrome, the famous and highly successful partnership of F.G. Miles and his wife, 'Blossom', the injection of Miles' genius into the company's development as an aircraft manufacturer and the many brilliant and innovative designs produced by the Miles brothers. Close attention is paid to the company's other post-war products, including the Biro ball-point pen, and the reason's behind the company's collapse. Illustrated by many previously unpublished photographs, Wings Over Woodley provides a social panorama of a past era, as well as the comprehensive history of an aircraft manufacturer, set within the context of the development of Woodley Aerodrome.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by Julian C. Temple
published by Aston Publications 1987 1st edn. 220pp profusely illustrated, appendices 17x24
{condition}slightly bumped at head of spine otherwise fine, in d/j with very minor edge wear
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