FLIGHTGEAR BOOK PROJECT – “PILOT GEAR – BONEDOMES AND GEAR FROM WW2 TO VIETNAM AND BEYOND”

Working title of  ” PILOT GEAR – BONEDOMES AND GEAR FROM WW2 TO VIETNAM AND BEYOND

After a few years on and off with a fair amount already written, i have decided to restart my project which is to write a book covering my flightgear collection. A key aim of the book is to encourage a better understanding of what flightgear is, examine some of the design work which went into some of the gear and show examples with photos.

This book idea has been a big project for a while and with a few more items now acquired, i can finally begin to finish the project and enlighten a whole new era of enthusiasts to how pilots and flightgear interacted in a aircraft.

The book will examine from WW2 to post Vietnam War, the flightgear of the USAF, US  Navy, RAAF and RAF.

The book will be illustrated with reenactment photo shoots with assorted warbird aircraft in Australia, in order to faithfully recreate the various eras in a understandable format in each chapter.

I aim to cover about 13 chapters / services and explain how specific types of flightgear was chosen, how it was used in combat or training and where possible show detailed examples from my collection.

More details will be released as the project progresses.

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