Arthur W.J.G. Ord-Hume

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Arthur W J G Ord-Hume saw his first light aircraft as a child more than seventy-five years ago, an experience which was to influence the rest of his life. It was the prelude to a fulfilling career as an aircraft design engineer, general aviation pilot and aircraft company director. In the years following the end of the 1939-45 War he flew many types of light aeroplane and was also closely associated with the early use of aircraft for crop-dusting and spraying in Britain, designing equipment that was to become the industry standard. As a student of low-speed aerodynamics he made significant contributions to the progress of private light and ultra-light aircraft design and construction becoming a founder of the Popular Flying Association. In retirement he established himself as a writer and historian and has produced almost fifty books. Sometime University lecturer on aeronautics, he is a frequent radio and TV broadcaster and remains sought-after as peripatetic speaker on aviation history and his other subject – musical instrument technology.

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    British Private Aircraft Volume Two
    Second in a two-part series on post-WW2 British light aircraft, this book describes and illustrates all the designs built and flown from 1945 on. Full technical descriptions, 3-view drawings and photos for each type, to complement the full history of the period covered in Vol 1 (which was Aeroplane magazine’s...
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    British Private Aircraft Volume One
    This comprehensive new book follows on the story of British light aircraft design and production from the author’s early book, “British Light Aeroplanes - Their Evolution, Development and Perfection 1920-1940”. From a dominant position pre-war, the British aviation industry failed to respond to the new post-war era, and struggled to...
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    A comprehensive history of the autogiro, covering all the aircraft and their designers. Includes full details of the aerodynamic features of the autogiro in its many forms, and the design constraints and problems encountered in development.

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