Nine Lives : The Story of Biggin Hill

Nine Lives : The Story of Biggin Hill

Regular price £40.00

Alex Martin

Category: History & Nostalgia

Format: Hardback

Publication date: 4/21/23

Publisher: Unicorn Publishing Group

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 256 pages, 200 Illustrations, color

Weight: 1540

Dimensions: 248 x 267 x 30

From Battle of Britain fighter station to commercial airport, this is the inspiring story of Biggin Hill. Biggin Hill, world-famous as a Battle of Britain fighter station, has had many lives. First used as an airfield in 1917, Biggin Hill saw brutal action in both World Wars, never losing a day's operations despite devastating enemy attacks. Since 1959 two dynamic figures have kept this historic airfield open against the odds: fighter ace Jock Maitland, creator of the renowned Biggin Hill International Air Fair, and army pilot Andrew Walters, who has turned it into London's No 1 business airport, with a thriving aviation community that includes air charter companies, engineering firms, flying schools, storage and restoration, and major Formula 1 and Bombardier operations. Meanwhile a new Museum and St George's Memorial Chapel keep memories of its days as a Royal Force Station alive. The first full history of this great airfield, Nine Lives looks behind the scenes of a busy modern airport, digs deep into its dramatic past, and tells an inspiring tale of enterprise, innovation, teamwork and determination.