Teach for the Sky is now available from Crecy.
Teach for the Sky is the story of the post-war training aircraft of the RAF, Fleet Air Arm and Army Air Corps. It covers the complete range of basic, advanced, operational conversion and aircrew trainers from the late 1940s to the present day. These include aircraft as the Chipmunk, Prentice, Balliol, Jet Provost, Varsity, Gnat, Tucano and Hawk, as well as many design studies. Helicopters are also included (the gliders of the Air Training Corps cadet organisation are not).
Drawing on research in company and government archives, the book describes the technical developments and the politics of the planning and staff requirements behind them, including the evolution of the training organisation and the training syllabus.