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Flying the Icon: Spitfire
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Jarrod Cotter served in the Royal Air Force during the 1980s and 1990s, spending the majority of his service working on Harrier and Tornado squadrons overseas. He then trained in publishing and became the Deputy Editor of FlyPast magazine, the launch Editor of Aviation Classics and the Editor of Aeroplane Monthly. He now enjoys work as a freelance author and has numerous books to his name. Jarrod made a solo flight aged 17 and has since flown in many historic aircraft types including the Tiger Moth, Chipmunk, Harvard, P-51 Mustang, Harrier, Lightning and Spitfire.

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'The book is great - I've now had time to read it thoroughly - with some great images, and some excellent reference material relating to flying/operating the various marks. I found things like the detail on the fuel systems fascinating, but then I would! * Former OC BBMF Clive Rowley * This book is a must-have guide for arm chair enthusiasts, giving the best possible idea of how to fly the icon that is the Spitfire, short of flying one yourself. * Classic Wings * `There are numerous reasons why the Supermarine Spitfire rightly deserves the title of 'Icon'. The superlative creation is the subject of literally hundreds of books covering every single angle of its history. This one is different, however, and I personally think Jarrod has found exciting new ground with Flying the Icon: Spitfire. It is a beautifully presented book which is well written and knowledgeable and filled with stunning images, both old and new, air to air and from the ground. It is a fascinating insight into actually flying a Spitfire rather than its history or the history of which it played such a significant role. I commend it to you. Why am I qualified to comment? I was Squadron Leader Ian Smith and I remain honoured to have 'flown the Icon'.' * Officer Commanding Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Squadron Leader Ian Smith MBE * What must it have been like to actually fly this superb aircraft? Author Jarrod Cotter shares this with us in his remarkable book, Flying The Icon. An amazing, beautifully illustrated book about the most famous aircraft in the history of the world. * Books Monthly * This book is a must-have guide, giving enthusiasts the best possible idea of how to fly a Spitfire...would make a superb present to any Spitfire enthusiast. * The Spitfire Society * This book gives the Spitfire enthusiast a feeling of what it was, and is like to fly this iconic aircraft. Recommended. * Britmodeller.com * I am confident that anyone with a love of the Spitfire will enjoy having this one on their bookshelf and at least getting a flavour of what it would be like. * Military Model Scene *

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