This is a rare signed copy, with a dedication, of the autobiography of Roland ‘Bee’ Beamont, a pilot whose flying career spanned 40 years, during which he flew over 170 types of aircraft. During the war he piloted Hurricanes, Typhoons and Tempests both as a test pilot and on operations. After the war he was involved in the flight development of the Canberra, P1, Lightning, TSR2 and the Tornado and was the chief test pilot for the English Electric Company.
The dedication reads ‘ Stan, with every good wish, and thanks for twelve good years with Echo Papa! Bee Beamont September 1980’
The dust wrapper is in very good condition, clean and bright, with slight bumping to the edges and general creases
There is darkening to the page edges.
The binding is square and tight.
Internally, there are some stains to the free end papers, back and front, otherwise, the content is in very good condition.
The book is signed and dedicated opposite the title page.
- Publisher: Ian Allan , 1980
- First edition
- 158 pages