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John Cunningham

Second World War Night Fighter Ace and Test Pilot

Philip Birtles

John Cunningham
John Cunningham

John Cunningham

Second World War Night Fighter Ace and Test Pilot

Philip Birtles

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Description

John Cunningham became a well-known personality following his WW2 combat successes, and his demonstrations of the Comets and Tridents at the Farnborough Air Shows. He was a modest man who did not seek publicity, but was a highly skilled test pilot in Britain's pioneering jet age. He also sold Tridents to China.

Philip Birtles was personal assistant to John Cunningham from 1962, during the flight development programmes of the Tridents and DH 125s. They became good friends and were both trustees of the de Havilland Aircraft Museum. Like Cunningham, Birtles started an engineering apprenticeship with the de Havilland Aeronautical Technical School, and followed time as Cunningham's PA by working in aerospace marketing until the closure of Hatfield Aerodrome in 1993. Birtles have had published some 45 books on aerospace subjects, often illustrating with his own photographs.

Specifications

  • Publisher
    Fonthill Media Ltd
  • Pub date
    Feb 2024
  • Pages
    192
  • Theme
    Biography: historical, political and military
  • Dimensions
    248 x 172 x 17 mm
  • Weight
    634 gram
  • EAN
    9781781558713
  • Hardback / bound
    Hardback / bound

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