488 pages with over 500 B&W and 125 colour photos and a forward by DHC test pilot George Neal.
This definitive work on what many describe as ‘the finest handling propeller driven aircraft ever produced’ will be a welcome addition to any aviation enthusiasts collection.
About the Authors
Hugh Shields first learnt to fly on the pedestrian C-150 and 172 in 1987, following which he acquired his tail wheel endorsement on the FL-80 Fleet Canuck. Upon retirement from the golf business in 2001, he purchased derelict ex RCAF Chipmunk 18011. Following completion of an extensive ground up rebuild, the restoration flight took place on February 29, 2004. Favoured with the Judges Choice Award at Oshkosh in the same year, Hugh continues to fly CF-CYE, enjoys researching the history of the Chipmunk and is the Director of Vintage Aircraft for a regional air show.
Rod Brown learnt to fly on a Tiger Moth whilst in the RAF as an engine technician in 1959. Instructing since 1985, he has accumulated over 9000 hours. An Examiner on the DHC-1, he has occupied the position of CFI to the Denham School of Flying for over 10 years. His longstanding service was recently recognized with Rod receiving the AOPA Instructor of the Year Award for 2009. The DHC-1 has been a favourite of Rod’s for over 50 years, including the historical and technical side, such that he has become a well known source of information to owners all over the world.
Jose Munkelt Goncalves started his aviation career flying gliders in 1977. Joining the Portuguese Air force in 1980 he flew aircraft ranging from Chipmunks to the Lockheed T-33. Returning to civilian life in 1986 after 4 years as a Chipmunk instructor he joined TAP Air Portugal and has flown their Boeing 727, 737, Airbus A310, 320 and now flies the A330 on long haul routes. In 1995 he founded the Aero Fenix Museum to acquire, rebuild and fly classic aircraft.
Rod Blievers first learnt to fly in Chipmunks with the Royal Aero Club of WA in 1961. He didn’t then re-discover the Chipmunk until nearly 30 years later; this experience re-ignited his love affair with the type, eventually leading to purchasing and restoring an ex-RAF example. Research evolved into an interest of the type’s history, particularly in the Australian context. After a commercial career of 37 years flying aircraft such as the F.27, DC-9, Boeing 727, 737, 747 and 777, Rod now instructs airline cadets in Lear 45’s.