|A History of Aviation in Alderney |
A new book will be published on the 5th August 2010. The book entitled "A History
of Aviation in Alderney" will be published by Amberley Publishing of Stroud,
Gloucestershire and can be purchased online on Amazon for £9.44.
A History of Aviation in Alderney takes a brisk and affectionate look at a previously
neglected topic: the lifetime of powered flight on this Channel Island. Packed with
information, characters and anecdotes, it covers the period from 1919 to the present
day, encompassing the Nazi occupation, the birth (and death) of various airlines,
and all the major accidents and incidents that the island and its waters have seen.
Commemorating the past but also looking to the future - and championing Alderney
Airport in its 75th year - the book is not solely aimed at the aviation enthusiast or the
Alderney resident. It also looks at connections with the other Channel Islands of
Guernsey, Jersey and Sark, touching on their own aviation stories, and it considers
the many benefits that air links have provided to these island communities.
Illustrated throughout, both in black and white and in colour, A History of Aviation
in Alderney takes flight and reveals its charm.
The author, Edward Pinnegar is an aviation enthusiast and regular visitor to
Alderney. Just 14 years old, he is a pupil at Charterhouse School in Surrey, and
this is his first book. He has pledged to donate some of its proceeds to Channel
Islands Air Search, a life-saving, Guernsey-based charity that provides rapid
response airborne search and rescue services in Channel Island waters.