Pioneers, Showmen and the RFC

Early Aviation in Ireland 1909 - 1914

Guy Warner

Date Published :
February 2017
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photos throughout
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ISBN : 9781780731063
Pages : 160
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This is a brand new, fully illustrated account of early aviation in Ireland. It describes and examines the key events in the field of aviation during the years between Harry Ferguson's first flight and the outbreak of the Great War.

It studies the people, the aircraft and the places involved, and makes much use of contemporary sources to reveal the story through the eyes of those who witnessed these exciting times.

All the main personalities are covered, as well as new research on several more obscure pioneers.

About The Author

Guy Warner is a retired schoolteacher and former MOD civil servant, who grew up in Newtownabbey in Northern Ireland, attending Abbots Cross Primary School and Belfast High School before going to Leicester University and later Stranmillis College. He now lives in Greenisland, Co Antrim with his wife Lynda. He also has two grown up daughters and three grandchildren. He is the author of over twenty five books and booklets on aviation past and present and has written hundreds of articles for magazines in the UK, Ireland and the USA. He also reviews books for several publications, gives talks to local history societies etc and has appeared on TV and radio programmes, discussing aspects of aviation history.

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