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The world of aviation has produced an amazing collection of ghostly tales, supernatural events, and unexplained happenings: phantom aircrew and spectral aircraft on long-deserted airfields; prophetic warnings from beyond the grave; relentless spirits apparently drawn back to the places of their death. Now, for the first time, renowned aviation author Jack Currie examines these stories and legends objectively and in detail. "Echoes in the Air" is also illustrated with historical material and specially commissioned photos of some of the haunted airfields.
Squadron leader Jack Currie joined the RAF at the outbreak of war in 1939, trained in the U.S., and completed his first tour (30 missions) as a bomber pilot on Lancasters. He later flew as an instructor in Halifax bombers, trained to fly gliders, and ended the war flying Mosquitoes with the Pathfinder force. He was awarded the DFC in 1944 and retired from the RAF thirty years later. Jack Currie died in 1996; Echoes in the Air is his final work.
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The world of aviation has spawned an amazing collection of stories of ghosts, the supernatural, and inexplicable events. Pilots and casual visitors have seen ghostly aircraft and phantom aircrew on long-deserted airfields, aviation legends recount prophetic warnings from beyond the grave and restless spirits apparently drawn back to the aircraft they flew and the places they flew from.
The Montrose ghosts, the haunted watchtower at East Kirby, and the spectres of Eastern Airlines flight 401 are investigated. So too are the phantom Polish airman at Lindholme, the North Weald ghosts, and stories from the author's own experiences as a WWII bomber pilot.
More than just repeating well-worn rumors and myths "Echoes In The Air" considers the reality behind these ghostly tales, based on eyewitness accounts and historical fact. "Echoes In The Air" is illustrated throughout with photographs, maps, and drawings, including specially commissioned pictures from many of the haunted airfields themselves. The final work from the renowned aviation author Jack Currie, Echoes In The Air is a classic collection of aviation ghost stories.
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Book Description Crécy Publishing, Manchester, England, 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto. xiv + 144pp. Blue cloth boards lettered in gilt on spine. Index. B/w illustrations. The author explores the folklore of strange aeronautical phenomena, such as phantom aircrew and spectral aircraft. Although the copyright page indicates this to be Volume I of the series: "Echoes in the Air", there appear to be no other volumes issued. Generously illustrated, and with a particular emphasis on stories pertaining to RAF flight crew of the Second World War. Light bump to lower edge of upper board - otherwise a clean, sharp near-Fine copy in near-Fine dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 49293
Book Description Specialty Pr Pub & Wholesalers, 1999. Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP97795736
Book Description Crecy Publishing Limited, Manchester M22 5lh United Kingdom, 1998. Hard Cover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition. 145 pages b/w photos, glossary and abbreviations, index. Covers mainly ww2 but some civil and postwar. Seller Inventory # 311084
Book Description Crecy Publishing, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0947554742