Spitfire: A Test Pilot's Story

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An exceptional test pilot, Jeffrey Quill took charge of some of the most important military aircraft of his time and, in particular, the immortal Spitfire from its experimental, prototype stage in 1936 to the end of its production in 1948. He used his first-hand experience of combat conditions fighting with 65 Squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain to help turn this elegant flying machine into a deadly fighter airplane.

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...splendid and readable -- The Times Literary Supplement

A worthy memorial to an exceptional pilot, and a great aircraft. -- Pilot Magazine September 1999

An extremely sophisticated and evocative story...a fresh insight into war in the air. -- Sunday Telegraph

He writes with fascinating foresight of aviation technology -- Timers Literary Supplement

It is Quill’s skill in telling good anecdote and his respect for fellow test and fighter pilot’s which stand out. -- Joanne Green Isle of Man Newspapers

Quill, the man and pilot, made his mark: this book is his testament. -- Times Literary Supplement

This is a handsome record, filled with nostalgia for an era in flying that is now gone... -- Times Literary Supplement

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Test pilot Jeffrey Quill took charge of some of the most important military aircraft in the 1930s, in particular, the immortal Spitfire. This new edition is published to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Spitfire in March 1996.'

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