Articles tagged College of Aeronautical Engineering

Page 62 of September 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, September 1991

Book Reviews

In Full Flight by Tony Spooner, DSO, DFC. 267 pp. 8-1/2 x 6in. Wingham Press, Seymour Place, 28 High Street, Wingham, Kent, CT3 1AB. £15.00) This is a revised edition of a book which was published in 1965 by Macdonald. If you enjoyed Hurricane Combat (available from the Motor Sport offices) you should obtain this one. It covers a large spectrum of flying, from training days at Brooklands in...

Page 44 of February 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, February 1933

BROOKLANDS ACTIVITIES

BROOK LANDS ACTIVITIES THE aerodrome has been afflicted with fog and cold weather, but in spite of this, work has proceeded steadily whenever possible. Improvements to the Aerodrome. The new snack bar is proving very popular, and is more or less besieged during the " rush-hours "when food is a popular item. It is a great convenience to those who do not wish to spare the time for a full meal, for...

Page 38 of November 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, November 1971

Aero sport: Brooklands as an aerodrome

[D. Bradley-Watson, who learned to fly at Brooklands, recalls some history and recaptures the atmosphere of one of our most famous flying fields—which, incidentally, has outlived the track.—Ed.] It was my first visit to Brooklands and from the front cockpit of a DH Moth I viewed with dismay the scene below as we were gliding in on our approach to the aerodrome in the centre of the Track. What...

Page 67 of March 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, March 1973

Cars in books

I REMARKED last month that I could find very little of motoring interest in that splendidly written, socialist autobiography of Francis Williams, "Nothing So Strange" (Cassell, 1970). I have since found reference to his use of an Oldsmobile in America and emphasis on the speed-limit ridden roads of that vast country in the answer by Bill Hall of the Sunday Examiner when asked by Williams when did...

Page 44 of September 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, September 1986

V-to-C: "I Worked at T & T's"

Calling on Geoff Read some time back, to see his remarkable collection of sparking-plugs, in which we are both interested, I heard how he had worked as a boy of 16 at Thomson & Taylor's before WW2, over on the aerodrome at Brooklands. He already had a reasonable job but becoming interested in motor racing after having cycled to Brooklands to watch the practice (gaining illicit entrance by...

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