Author and engineer Norman Currey brings a well-written, concise history of aviation in “Airplane Stories and Histories”

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Author and engineer Norman Currey brings a well-written, concise history of aviation in “Airplane Stories and Histories”

August 25
03:14 2021

Author and aviation expert Norman Currey‘s book “Airplane Stories and Histories,” which takes a dive into the last 200 years of human flight, is making waves on digital stores.  

Within those 200 years, Currey brings a well-written, concise history of aviation, highlighting the exploits of pioneers such as Sir George Cayley, the Wright brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Wiley Post, Amelia Earheart, R. J. Mitchell, Sir Geoffrey de Havilland, Allan Loughead, Frank Whittle, and Kelly Johnson. 

“This is my gift to aviation lovers, historians, engineers, and scientists. The book seeks to take a closer look at human stories within those 200 years and an appreciation of the lesser-known pioneers in the field,” Currey said in an interview. 

Notable events and developments are discussed, such as the first flight, first transatlantic flight, first round-the-world flight, the jet engine, Spitfire, Mustang, Mosquito, Comet, Concorde, Boeing 747, C-5 Galaxy, Avro Arrow, C- 130 Hercules, and the advent of unmanned vehicles (drones).  

Currey also provides an extensive bibliography for those who wish to explore subjects at greater depth.

The book has earned impressive ratings on Amazon, with readers lauding the book for holding chock full of fascinating facts and tidbits for everyone interested in aviation.  

Writer and novelist Diana M. Hawkins said the book is an easy read, free from the technical jargon often found in such histories.

“The book also details the many scientific advancements made during this period as well as the unforgettable aircraft that paved the way for many others—warplanes like the Spitfire, Mustang, and Mosquito; the early commercial propeller planes like the Ford Trimotor, the DC-3, DC-4, and DC-6, the flying boats,” she said in her review.

Currey was born on the North Sea Coast of Scarborough, Yorkshire, in 1926. After high school, he attended the de Havilland Aeronautical Technical School for four years at Hatfield, a few miles north of London. His first experience with aircraft was in the Air Training Corps from 1941 to 1943.  

After graduating, he worked as a stress engineer at de Havilland on the Comet and then sailed to Canada, where he was a design engineer at Avro Aircraft for ten years, working mostly in its Initial Projects Office.  

He then worked at Lockheed for 30 years on the C-130, C-5, JetStar and conducting research and development in their Preliminary Design department. Since retirement, he did some consulting and presented lectures to the South Korean Agency Defense Development. 

He is a Chartered Engineer (UK) and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He has published many articles, presented papers at two SAE Systems Conferences, and has published a book on landing gear design (AIAA).

Those interested to get a copy of “Airplane Stories and Histories” can purchase them at Amazon or Book Depository

Writers’ Branding, a full-service self-publishing company, has been leading the pack bringing out the top-rated book to the public, providing many authors exclusive access to publicity.

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