glider into a steep turn, cursing himself for entering the air-space of the city, with its empty towers guarded by aerialp 880 UC 1976
days ago when I flew my light aircraft into the air-space of this small town by the Thames, into which Ip 10 UDC 1979
the roof, this strange aircraft that had strayed into the air-space of Shepperton. Standing on the ledge, I let the wingsp 152 UDC 1979
grotesque bird-costume once before when I first flew into the air-space of Shepperton. Led by the excited children, the motorcade setp 180 UDC 1979
martins that rose to inspect this timorous intruder of their air-space. Mallory reversed out of the car park and set offp 1042 MSA 1982
sky, arms raised to follow an intruder into the island's air-space. A light helicopter that Neil had last seen on thep 229 RP 1994
a new holiday camp, and the triumph of some new air-speed or land-speed record, as if Britain led the world inp 124 ML 2008
crest. For a moment they echoed and reverberated in the air-stream moving rapidly across the cold earth, then abruptly, 200 yardsp 24 WFN 1961
the isthmus of sand separating the testing ground from the air-strip -- and then inevitably, with a sort of drugged stridep 590 TB 1964
entered a zone of abandoned marinas, collapsing canals and private air-strips, where he lost himself in the maze of service roadsp 10 IY1 1976
neck. ‘That was a warning -- a kind of free air-ticket back to London.‘ Cabrera pulled up a straight-backed chair andp 94 CN 1996
moved down a narrow street of car-rental offices and discount air-ticket agencies. From the doorway of a luggage store I watchedp 247 KC 2006
entering politics and becoming governor of California gave Reagan considerable air-time on British TV. Watching his right-wing speeches, in which hep 105 WIWa 1990
long-haul flights to Jakarta and Papeete, those hours of club-class air-time that still give me the sense of having a realp 9 CN 1996
Manson's Sea-King, they clattered in above the Center, racks of air-to-ground rockets at the ready. Wayne could even see Paco inp 180 HA 1981
and with one of her boyfriends had started a small air-tourist charter firm. All these activities she pursued with a singlep 30 C 1973
sociologist who was a friend of Charlotte Melville's, and an air-traffic controller who played string trios with friends on the 25thp 25 HR 1975
barely conscious figure of one of Wilder's neighbours, a homosexual air-traffic controller who dined regularly in the 35th-floor restaurant. He turnedp 58 HR 1975
middle-aged hair stylist, an attractive mother of year-old twins, an air-traffic controller from the base. Their splayed features and distorted anatomiesp 1019 NFS 1981
the huge void that lay over Florida. By contrast the air-traffic frequencies were a babel of intercom chatter, both from thep 1041 MSA 1982
the smiles of auto-route waitresses and the tired eyes of air-traffic controllers at out-of-season airports. I believe in the genital organsp 37 WIB 1984
head-phones over his pale hair, enjoying his new role as air-traffic controller. He cleared the two-engined seaplane, owned by a charterp 103 RP 1994
curious noises and a few drops of rusty water. The air-traffic in and out of Saint-Esprit was now so intense thatp 105 RP 1994
had long written off the American, sitting like a deranged air-traffic controller in his derelict radio-cabin, unable to feed himself andp 213 RP 1994
into the garden of a bungalow owned by a retired air-traffic controller. He had watched my botched take-off from his bedroomp 41 SC 2000
excitements of our shared dreams of technology. The elegant aluminized air-vents in the walls of the X-ray department beckoned as invitinglyp 41 C 1973
previous fifty years. This tough, oxygen-permeable membrane lay on the air-water interface and prevented almost all evaporation of surface water intop 31 D 1965
the raised batons, while other yachtsmen relayed to the world's air-waves a moving eye-witness report of the incident. The crackling short-wavep 79 RP 1994
of the cutter, snapping at the insects dislodged from the air-weed and rotting logs, then swam through the windows and clamberedp 18 DW 1962
humidity registers, rainfall gauge and radiation counters. Clumps of dried air-weed and red kelp were encrusted across the bitumened plates ofp 39 DW 1962
of liquid confetti over the last Cadillac, entrails of iridescent air-weed that clung to the radio masts. Glamour moved through Cannesp 275 SC 2000
possible again -- organisms with radial tyres, dreams equipped with airbags. What do you think of our new silicon valley? You'vep 103 SC 2000
had been in the island itself, a World War II airbase and now refuelling point for trans-Pacific passenger jets. The combinationp 813 DFW 1974
the road avoided, circling eastwards to reach the now abandoned airbase at Bonneville, on the edges of the open Sahara belowp 111 DC 1987
was covered with debris washed downstream from the former French airbase at Bonneville -- old tyres, pieces of beach furniture, ammunitionp 215 DC 1987
broken only by the fading runways of the former French airbase at Bonneville that lay a mile to the north. Atp 219 DC 1987
debris taken from the ruined hangars and barrack-rooms of the airbase. This sling of timber and rotting vegetation contained a massp 219 DC 1987
waterway beside the road. We were driving towards the former airbase along the western bank of the diverted channel, through ap 222 DC 1987
from sheets of asbestos and galvanized iron looted from the airbase. This sense that a huge act of theft had takenp 222 DC 1987
mile ahead we reached the gatehouse of the former French airbase, where two of Harare's soldiers lounged by their weapons, surroundedp 224 DC 1987
the barrage, the refrigerators, photocopiers and air-conditioners scavenged from the airbase. The huge brassiere of the dam, on whose left breastp 230 DC 1987
the private quarters of the former French commander at the airbase, but I had decided to stay aboard the Salammbo. Therep 234 DC 1987
only ten miles from the barrage beside the former Bonneville airbase, we had entered a remote mountain world, a landscape ofp 269 DC 1987
to an empty hangar on a remote corner of the airbase, safe from the TV cameras and the thousands still campedp 1179 MFM 1992
in space. A prominent theologian was invited to the Edwards airbase, and surveyed the claustrophobic hangar in which the Zeus wasp 1180 MFM 1992
was missing, and an exhaustive hunt began of the Edwards airbase. But the organic sediments in the trapped gases released fromp 1181 MFM 1992
organisms. The USAF had long wished to close the Edwards airbase, and responsibility for this huge desert expanse passed to thep 1182 MFM 1992
the Canadian winter, and the white world that surrounded the airbase ten miles from Moose Jaw, meant that for long periodsp 163 ML 2008
Shanghai was still very close to me, and the American airbases that surrounded Cambridge were a constant reminder, as were thep 138 ML 2008
and often drove in a friend's car around the US airbases. No one seemed aware that the nostalgic pageant called ‘Cambridgep 148 ML 2008
a dark shadow would flash by, the remains of some airborne structure -- aircraft fuselage or motor car -- bouncing andp 150 WFN 1961
gentle gradient. With luck he might even manage to be airborne for a few steps. However, for most of the wayp 709 SBD 1966
closest of the landing grounds to Sainte-Mere-Eglise, where the 82nd Airborne came down. The marshes we shoot across held them upp 973 OAU 1978
controls and engine settings. Strangely, now that I was actually airborne, crossing the car-parks, plastics factories and reservoirs that surrounded thep 14 UDC 1979
Cola bottle twenty stories high, the Starship Enterprise like an airborne petroleum refinery, all silver pipes and cylinders, a dollar billp 144 HA 1981
to fly. The original twentieth-century pilots had exhausted themselves keeping airborne for more than a few minutes. Wayne could stay aloftp 164 HA 1981
of dust that blanched the paintwork of the Mercedes. Safely airborne, he made a final circuit, gave a curious underhand salutep 1014 NFS 1981
control tower five miles to the east -- or remained airborne for his flight across the Home Park, is a mysteryp 1092 OOA 1984
SAC headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, report all B-52 attack squadrons airborne. Now, I've just been handed a late bulletin from thep 1121 WW3 1988
Saint-Esprit, but Dr Barbara and the albatross were launched and airborne. A defence committee was formed while Neil and Dr Barbarap 38 RP 1994
office buildings caught the sun, floating above the trees like airborne caravels. Our conversation had drained the colour from Penrose's facep 27 SC 2000
me, and I missed my take-off slot. Impatient to be airborne, I was heavy-handed with the throttle and pitch settings. Asp 41 SC 2000
In 1991, when I stepped down the gangway of the Airbus that had brought me to Shanghai from Hong Kong, Ip 31 ML 2008
hundred yards away on their right. This was reserved for aircraft sounds swept from the city's streets and municipal buildings, andp 122 SS 1960
but the multi-lunged tumult of cars, express trains, fairgrounds and aircraft, the cacophonic musique concrete of civilization. To Mangon the soundsp 122 SS 1960
and overload that she had felt from the stockade of aircraft noises, but instead the air seemed brittle and frenetic, dartingp 123 SS 1960
Florida coastline, rising from the ocean floor like an enormous aircraft carrier, were the first dawn thermal fronts. ‘Will it bep 241 DE 1961
was a blank field of blue. In the distance an aircraft moved across it, engines hammering. Carefully Faulkner repressed the identityp 248 OM 1961
Pan-American flight to Montreal. For three days not a single aircraft had got off the ground. Weather conditions were freak andp 7 WFN 1961
three days before he actually took his seat in an aircraft. He was well back in a queue of about threep 7 WFN 1961
him get on with the important business of boarding his aircraft. ‘What do the weather experts think has caused it?‘ hep 20 WFN 1961
that he was standing over the propellers of some gigantic aircraft carrier, gazing out at the writhing wake as the vesselp 85 WFN 1961
would flash by, the remains of some airborne structure -- aircraft fuselage or motor car -- bouncing and cartwheeling along thep 150 WFN 1961
an hour is a trivial speed. The paper-thin plating of aircraft fuselages withstand it comfortably.‘ When Maitland seemed doubtful, Hardoon addedp 166 WFN 1961
He was still trying to unclasp the hand when the aircraft had gone. Half an hour later, as the daylight beganp 406 M99 1962
away, Kerans sheltered with Macready behind the fountain, while the aircraft jerked about over their heads. As it revolved, the tailp 66 DW 1962
in through one of the windows, waited quietly as the aircraft roared up and down, machine-gunning the islands. When it leftp 162 DW 1962
supplies. The aerial attacks were resumed at half-hour intervals, the aircraft once flying directly overhead. From his hiding place in onep 163 DW 1962
the Space Department, Reclamation Division. You know, searching for lost aircraft and the like. There's a chance you may be ablep 443 QR 1963
And you're not very helpful, you know. Now about this aircraft that may have come down --‘ Ryker snapped his fingersp 444 QR 1963
can take it from me there's no trace of an aircraft around here. Any rescue mission would be wasting their timep 444 QR 1963
Ryker critically. ‘As a matter of fact it wasn't an aircraft.‘ He tapped Connolly's shoulder flash. ‘It was a rocket capsulep 444 QR 1963
has some instrument taken from the missing Moon capsule. Other aircraft have crashed in the forest. And what would be thep 447 QR 1963
sky. A pale impassive blue, it was clear of both aircraft and birds -- although they had seen gulls twenty milesp 432 RE 1963
hospital, and the sign obviously had no connection with approaching aircraft. ‘Isn't there a prohibition on -- what did they callp 420 SM 1963
agonized roar like the bellow of a stricken animal, the aircraft slid backwards through the air and plunged towards the forestp 613 IM 1964
the shore of the lagoon, like the sounds of giant aircraft warming up at the ends of their runways. This memoryp 589 TB 1964
the east was the emergency landing strip and the abandoned aircraft. In the afternoon light their shifting rectilinear shadows made themp 593 TB 1964
to make his escape. Abandoning his former home near the aircraft dump, Traven collected together what canned food he could findp 596 TB 1964
himself by devising suitable titles for them. (Later, passing the aircraft dump on one of his forays, he found the half-buriedp 596 TB 1964
sky was slowly divided by the drone of a light aircraft. This passed overhead, and then returned five minutes later. Seizingp 597 TB 1964
As he lay in the bunker he dimly heard the aircraft return and carry out an inspection of the site. Ap 597 TB 1964
trance.‘ The young woman sitting at the controls of the aircraft climbed out and walked over to them. She glanced atp 598 TB 1964
a downward glance at Traven she went back to the aircraft. As she turned Traven rose involuntarily, recognizing the child inp 598 TB 1964
than four or five years old. The engine of the aircraft started. As Traven watched, it turned on to one ofp 598 TB 1964
a number of large metal huts, almost the size of aircraft hangars. Around them tall distillation columns streamed into the airp 89 D 1965
machine and an umbrella‘. Apollinaire's erotic-scientific poetry is full of aircraft and the symbols of industrial society, while Jarry, in ‘Thep 85 UGM 1966
town shone in the sunlight above the jungle. Two other aircraft, high-wing military monoplanes, were parked off the runway. The rotorsp 62 CW 1966
there was a concerted rush toward the forest as the aircraft disappeared from view. As they raced along the road Drp 75 CW 1966
of the crashed helicopter. At first, as they passed the aircraft lying like an emblazoned fossil in a small hollow top 97 CW 1966
fifty yards from the planetarium. Dr Nathan stepped from the aircraft, finding his feet uncertainly in the sand. The two menp 40 YCM 1966
5th, 197--, by a twenty-seven-foot-long car powered by three J-79 aircraft engines developing a total of 51,000 h.p. Thep 86 YMC 1966
count had been an introspective playboy who piloted his own aircraft to archaeological sites in the Peloponnese and whose mistress, ap 749 CSC 1967
storm-nimbus, unstable masses of overheated air that could catch an aircraft and lift it a thousand feet in a few secondsp 750 CSC 1967
fuel tank exploded, Dr Nathan stumbled across the cables. The aircraft had fallen on to the edge of the maze, crushingp 57 GAN 1967
time, as he wandered along the embankment, one of the aircraft had landed. The slim figure of the pilot left nop 21 UD 1968
thought to the question. The skies were full of American aircraft flying to and from Japan. We left the next afternoonp 73 THF 1969
from the down-draught, he stepped on to the roof. The aircraft was rising vertically, its camera trained on the body ofp 79 THF 1969
shabby suit paced back to his Land-Rover. "What sort of aircraft are you planning to bring in?" The man was staringp 40 JAC 1970
other, as if marking out the landing traverses of enormous aircraft, an armada of Starlifters. Vorster leaned against the bonnet ofp 42 JAC 1970
lower mammary curvature described the ascending flight paths of the aircraft taking off from the runways at the airfield. The skiesp 47 JAC 1970
the product?" Going Down In the powdery light the parked aircraft resembled giant clinkers. On the roof of the terminal buildingp 47 JAC 1970
and bereavement, the translation of wounds through the violence of aircraft and automobile crashes. Two nurses moved through the ward, tidyingp 27 C 1973
adjusted the harness around my legs, I listened to the aircraft rising from London Airport. The geometry of this complex torturep 27 C 1973
resigned attitudes. The small but determined drone of her light aircraft crossed the sky over our apartment house each weekend, ap 30 C 1973
ugly machine, all too clearly a man's? Tooled from an aircraft cannon shell, it was more like a weapon. For yearsp 31 C 1973
elements of new technologies linked our affections. Irritated by the aircraft noise, I sat up on one elbow. The bruises acrossp 32 C 1973
their barely concealed genitalia and the engine nacelles of giant aircraft, the buccal pouts of airline hostesses. Two months before myp 41 C 1973
in front of me and the distant fuselages of the aircraft, each inclined like a silver penis towards her natal cleftp 41 C 1973
pleasantly promiscuous mind, fed for years on a diet of aircraft disasters and war newsreels, of violence transmitted in darkened cinemasp 46 C 1973
around me. By a rare freak of flight control no aircraft were landing or taking off from the airport runways. Thep 53 C 1973
cockpit segment of a World War II Japanese Zero fighter aircraft. The clutter of electrical wiring and torn canvas webbing onp 68 C 1973
a small segment of the Pacific sky, the roar of aircraft warming up on a carrier deck thirty years before. Ip 68 C 1973
Overhead, across the metallized air, a jet-liner screamed. When the aircraft had passed I raised my head and saw Dr Helenp 77 C 1973
in the garden, their voices drowned by the blare of aircraft taking off from the airport. Gabrielle walked in the centrep 104 C 1973
the massed traffic moving below the supermarket, I watched the aircraft taking off from London Airport across the western perimeter fencep 139 C 1973
second accident, this time under Vaughan's eyes. Even the giant aircraft taking off from the airport were systems of excitement andp 147 C 1973
darkness, beckoning to me like the flight commander of an aircraft carrier. I inserted my coins in the pay slot andp 161 C 1973
We had turned off near the reservoirs to watch the aircraft landing. As I pressed her left shoulder against my chestp 176 C 1973
along the road surface above our heads to join the aircraft Vaughan had watched for so many months. As I gazedp 199 C 1973
alone to take her last flying lesson, I saw her aircraft above the motorway, a glass dragonfly carried by the sunp 209 C 1973
seem deserted. In that brief lull before dawn when no aircraft took off from the airport the only sound we couldp 218 C 1973
leather band. For a moment I felt that all the aircraft he had watched rising from the airport had now leftp 218 C 1973
traffic moves in an unceasing flow along the flyover. The aircraft rise from the runways of the airport, carrying the remnantsp 224 C 1973
to his feet. ‘Stop ...! Slow down ...! Wait a minute ...!‘ An aircraft swept overhead, its navigation lights pulsing in the rain-clouded skyp 40 CI 1974
handicaps -- came alive again when he found the crashed aircraft buried in the dunes above the beach-house. Until then, duringp 811 DFW 1974
unfulfilled vision of himself at the controls of a light aircraft, flying steadily westwards across the open sea. With the discoveryp 811 DFW 1974
tide, Melville now devoted all his time to digging the aircraft out of the dunes. He cancelled his evening games ofp 811 DFW 1974
compass bearing of sorts, but the discovery of the crashed aircraft gave him a chance to engage all his energies andp 811 DFW 1974
hold these migraine attacks at bay. A number of wartime aircraft were buried near this empty resort. Walking across the sand-flatsp 811 DFW 1974
beach. He offered Melville a chance of looking at the aircraft. They drove out across the wet sand to where thep 812 DFW 1974
intense possibility. He day-dreamed of flying there in a light aircraft, island-hopping across the Pacific. Once he touched down he knewp 813 DFW 1974
However, Melville then had the good luck to discover the aircraft buried in the dunes. When the tide was in, coveringp 813 DFW 1974
or boat-house. Irritated by the familiar drone of a single-engined aircraft flying from the light airfield behind the resort, Melville clamberedp 814 DFW 1974
ledge that ran among the clumps of wild grass. The aircraft, a privately owned Cessna, flew in from the sea directlyp 814 DFW 1974
the airfield. For some reason the noise of her light aircraft began to unsettle him, as if the furniture of hisp 814 DFW 1974
estimated that it would take three months to expose the aircraft, and a further two years to strip it down andp 815 DFW 1974
In the evening, when Melville was still working on the aircraft, Dr Laing walked along the beach from his solarium. Hep 815 DFW 1974
woman preparing for her solo flight across Africa, testing her aircraft at this abandoned airfield beside the dunes, coincided powerfully withp 815 DFW 1974
let alone take off from the beach. But the woman's aircraft offered a feasible alternative. Already he mapped out a routep 815 DFW 1974
we get there,‘ Melville assured her. ‘Don't worry about the aircraft. After Wake you'll be on your own. I'll strip offp 816 DFW 1974
of an unforgotten nightmare had been cued in by the aircraft emerging around him on all sides -- Helen Winthrop's Cessnap 817 DFW 1974
sand-flats was covered with dozens of pieces of rusting metal, aircraft parts shaken loose by the storm. As Helen Winthrop watchedp 817 DFW 1974
the cylinder vanes of the radial engines, he remembered other aircraft he had been involved with, vehicles without wings. The bomberp 817 DFW 1974
Come up here!‘ He pointed with pride to the exposed aircraft on the ridge, poised on its belly as if atp 817 DFW 1974
the last time across the sand-flats, littered with their rusting aircraft parts. Inside the fuselage they searched their way around thep 817 DFW 1974
across the ridge, once again covering the fuselage of the aircraft. Dr Laing visited him more frequently. Worried by Melville's deterioratingp 818 DFW 1974
weeks he spent much of his time sheltering under the aircraft, watching the wind blow the sand back across the fuselagep 819 DFW 1974
myself hoping that there would be no trace of the aircraft when we arrived and stepped onto the beach. In factp 820 AD 1975
or wreckage. Sadly, however, there was little doubt that the aircraft had crashed somewhere. The flight-crew of another airliner had seenp 821 AD 1975
aeroplane, reporting a fire in his cargo hold. So the aircraft had come down -- but where, exactly? For all thep 821 AD 1975
have been lightning or a snow-slide.‘ ‘You didn't see the aircraft?‘ ‘No -- I can't say that.‘ He shrugged, only interestedp 821 AD 1975
coastal plain. What made me follow this hunch that the aircraft had come down in the mountains? Self-interest, clearly, the hopep 822 AD 1975
height someone would certainly have noticed the explosion if the aircraft had fallen here. I would question a few people; ifp 822 AD 1975
the farmers outside the tavern. ‘I'm looking for the crashed aircraft,‘ I told them. ‘It may have come down near herep 822 AD 1975
valley sheltering between two adjacent peaks high above us. ‘The aircraft?‘ I repeated. ‘It's up there.‘ ‘What? Are you sure?‘ Ip 822 AD 1975
the road I half-expected to see the tailplane of the aircraft poised on a distant crag, and the hundreds of bodiesp 823 AD 1975
I would describe the first ominous discovery of a single aircraft seat on a hillside, a poignant trail of ruptured suitcasesp 823 AD 1975
been playing me along? Surely if he had seen the aircraft come down he would have been more concerned? The coastalp 823 AD 1975
off, I said: ‘I've been ordered to look for the aircraft -- it came down somewhere near here.‘ I moved thep 824 AD 1975
Two separate witnesses had confirmed the presence of the crashed aircraft. Careful not to damage the car on this primitive trackp 824 AD 1975
their earth-floored hovels. However guardedly, they confirmed that the crashed aircraft lay above. At four o'clock that afternoon, I finally reachedp 824 AD 1975
systems and kept them at this simple animal level. ‘The aircraft -- have you seen the airliner?‘ I called out. Somep 824 AD 1975
cigarette lighter and gold-rimmed glasses, even by my plump flesh. ‘Aircraft --? Here ...‘ Simplifying my speech, I pointed to the rockyp 825 AD 1975
have expected this small square to be piled high with aircraft seats, suitcases, bodies stacked like firewood. ‘Aircraft ...‘ Their leader, ap 825 AD 1975
piled high with aircraft seats, suitcases, bodies stacked like firewood. ‘Aircraft ...‘ Their leader, a small man with a sallow face nop 825 AD 1975
of the ravine were the remains of a three-engined military aircraft, its crushed nose and cockpit buried in the rocks. Thep 826 AD 1975
had long been stripped away by the wind, and the aircraft was little more than a collection of rusting spars andp 826 AD 1975
one village to the next. The head-man pointed to the aircraft skeleton. He smiled at me, but his eyes were fixedp 826 AD 1975
fended him off. ‘Look -- I'm not interested in this aircraft. It's the wrong one, you fool ...!‘ When he stared uncomprehendinglyp 826 AD 1975
given over to a wide concourse, as large as an aircraft carrier's flight-deck, which contained a supermarket, bank and hairdressing salonp 9 HR 1975
cryptic notation, a transfer on the fuselage of a wartime aircraft marking a kill. Wilder unloaded his suitcase from the carp 43 HR 1975
had become as stylized as those of strangers in adjacent aircraft seats. The actress walked to the private entrance of thep 61 HR 1975
descended cumbrously down its shaft. The size of a carrier's aircraft lift, it had been designed to carry kitchen-appliance islands, bathroomp 64 HR 1975
ever made, the Christmas encyclical entitled God is Dead ... LOW-FLYING AIRCRAFT ‘The man's playing some sort of deranged game with himselfp 828 LFA 1975
the empty hotel, Forrester and his wife watched the light aircraft taking off from the runway at Ampuriabrava, half a milep 828 LFA 1975
pushed past the drinks trolley to the balcony rail. The aircraft was now moving rapidly along the runway, tail-wheel still touchingp 828 LFA 1975
earlier for the well-to-do Swiss and Germans bringing their private aircraft to this vacation complex on the Costa Brava. By nowp 828 LFA 1975
Gould sat back sharply in his seat, almost pulling the aircraft into the air. It rose steeply over the broken concretep 828 LFA 1975
these months.‘ Forrester listened to the drone of the light aircraft as it disappeared above the hills behind the resort. Inp 829 LFA 1975
hotels on the playa and unexpectedly turned up in his aircraft after a weekend's absence. Forrester surveyed the lines of desertedp 830 LFA 1975
of primitive earth festival on the beach. Behind them the aircraft had reappeared over the town. For a moment he caughtp 830 LFA 1975
a potent vision of this solitary doctor, piloting his light aircraft in a ceaseless search of the Mediterranean littoral, building upp 830 LFA 1975
Figueras, past the abandoned nightclubs and motorboat rental offices. The aircraft had gone, disappearing into the mountains. As he searched thep 831 LFA 1975
Club Nautico, gazing inland as if waiting for Gould's silver aircraft to return. As Forrester let himself out of the suitep 831 LFA 1975
from him. Then he heard the drone of a light aircraft flying over the town. Gould's aircraft circled the Club Nauticop 835 LFA 1975
drone of a light aircraft flying over the town. Gould's aircraft circled the Club Nautico, the panels of its silver fuselagep 835 LFA 1975
the afternoon light and ran across the runway as the aircraft came in to land. Two hours later, when he hadp 835 LFA 1975
shoulder, hoping that Gould would somehow manage to stop the aircraft before they were killed, but the doctor's face was hiddenp 837 LFA 1975
the wheels, Gould pulled back on the stick. The small aircraft rose steeply, as if jerked into the air by ap 837 LFA 1975
woman had wheeled a drum of liquid over to the aircraft. Gould pumped the contents into the tank which Forrester couldp 837 LFA 1975
an isolated promontory. Cutting back the engine, Gould banked the aircraft and flew low over the valley floor, not more thanp 838 LFA 1975
he waited on the runway as Gould shut down the aircraft. The young woman came out from the darkness inside thep 838 LFA 1975
inside her shawl. Forrester noticed that the sides of the aircraft fuselage and tailplane were a brilliant silver, bathed in thep 838 LFA 1975
through the Col du Perthus, I noticed them following the aircraft. In some way they could see me, using a differentp 839 LFA 1975
the beach road. It was 11 a.m., but Gould's aircraft still stood on the airstrip. For some reason the doctorp 840 LFA 1975
to the Figueras road Forrester heard the sounds of the aircraft. Gould was climbing into the cockpit, about to warm upp 840 LFA 1975
Egypt and Israel, long-standing pacts of friendship were signed. Military aircraft and naval fleets were sent to the scrapyards, stockpiles ofp 843 LDG 1976
candidate, in a badly hit area of California where military aircraft had been manufactured, suggested that the notion of an all-pervadingp 846 LDG 1976
then drove to Elstree. Why? LOUGHLIN: I had rented an aircraft there -- a Piper Twin Comanche. GRUMMAN: I see. Anywayp 853 NTM 1976
I could find Judith's plane I could somehow fuse my aircraft with hers, in a kind of transfiguring ... GRUMMAN: ... crash? Butp 853 NTM 1976
had been arranged to form a rough representation of an aircraft, perhaps inspired by the elaborate aeronautical motifs in the bedroomp 854 NTM 1976
Certainly he was obsessed with aviation, as his use of aircraft manufacturers‘ names for his medical colleagues indicates. Nor was therep 855 NTM 1976
activities in the Unit of Criminal Psychopathy, constructing his bizarre ‘aircraft‘ and tirelessly editing the footnotes with which he has annotatedp 855 NTM 1976
never been certain what drove him to build this dangerous aircraft, with its ungainly rings and humpback fuselage. Even now, asp 873 UC 1976
strength of the huge wings and knew already that the aircraft would be the most successful of all those his fatherp 873 UC 1976
in these graceful airframes and wing designs. Several of the aircraft featured extensive control-surfaces, strengthened fuselage-members far in excess of anyp 875 UC 1976
and why all winter he had been building this strange aircraft. Borne along by the fronts of warm air, Halloway andp 876 UC 1976
sunburst huge wings moved in the bright air. A powerful aircraft, with a wing-span as large as his own sailplane's, soaredp 880 UC 1976
father landing and taking off in one of the single-engine aircraft parked nose-to-tail on the other side of the perimeter fencep 886 UC 1976
tried to see the face of this mysterious pilot the aircraft banked steeply, throwing Halloway against the canopy. Searching for ap 888 UC 1976
the canopy. Searching for a way to escape from the aircraft, he realized that it was built of glass, and thatp 888 UC 1976
the control column from him. As they struggled together the aircraft plunged across the sky, its engine screaming ... He woke top 888 UC 1976
whose purpose Halloway had never understood. This is a real aircraft. Designed to take an engine. But you built it top 894 UC 1976
you're a genius.‘ But Olds was only interested in the aircraft. In the aviation section of one of the city's sciencep 902 UC 1976
came a babel of sound -- police sirens howling, jet aircraft taking off, trains slamming through junctions, car horns blaring, allp 909 UC 1976
next fifteen minutes, as the noise of police sirens and aircraft, machine-gun fire and express trains sounded through the streets, Hallowayp 910 UC 1976
had achieved, so far beyond the antique engine parts and aircraft designs. Unhappily, Buckmaster -- who certainly did understand -- remainedp 914 UC 1976
antique flying-suit, leather jacket and gaiters. He moved around the aircraft, making some last adjustments to the engine, oblivious of thep 922 UC 1976
the antique helmet. The engine deepened its roar, and the aircraft with its long drooping wings sped forward down the slopingp 923 UC 1976
beckon me to safety. The faint drone of an American aircraft crossed the empty bank of the river half a milep 925 DT 1977
of the Yangtse, little had changed. Large numbers of American aircraft crossed the sky unopposed, no longer taking part in anyp 926 DT 1977
and gazing up in a melancholy way at the American aircraft which endlessly crossed the sky. Already supplies were being parachutedp 928 DT 1977
had stopped here some two months beforehand. Apart from the aircraft overhead, the landscape remained as deserted as it had beenp 928 DT 1977
my shoulder. I listened to the sound of an American aircraft overhead, the noise of its engine magnified by the concretep 929 DT 1977
abandoned village, and then the green shell of a reconnaissance aircraft shot down by the Americans. Ten feet in front ofp 931 DT 1977
the next hour watching the vapour trails of the American aircraft and thinking with increasing optimism about the future, and aboutp 932 DT 1977
distant telegraph wires, even in the drone of an American aircraft crossing far overhead. Only I and the passengers aboard thisp 935 DT 1977
remained empty, disturbed only by the sounds of the American aircraft overhead. For much of the time I followed the westerlyp 937 DT 1977
One afternoon, after a brief thunderstorm had driven the American aircraft from the sky, I reached the bank of the riverp 937 DT 1977
distract her by pointing out the different marks of American aircraft that crossed the sky. After we reached the Soochow roadp 938 DT 1977
98, 543 C Cambodia, HRH plans journey to, 188; crashes aircraft, 196; writes book about, 235; meetings with Malraux, 239; capturep 941 I 1977
strange harnesses, the restraining straps of an intensive care unit, aircraft seat-belts, or perhaps he had taken refuge within some extremep 78 IY2 1977
them, had all the tonic effect of stepping from an aircraft on to the airport tarmac of a strange country. Inp 138 UGM 1978
Apparently there's been some muddle at the Gatwick end, our aircraft won't be here until tomorrow at the earliest. Richard isp 969 HWT 1978
25 July. Hotel Imperial Still here. The sky's full of aircraft flying in from Gatwick and Heathrow, but none of themp 969 HWT 1978
each other like puzzle boxes. This curious threesome -- the aircraft salesman, the provincial film critic in his late forties, andp 973 OAU 1978
Helicopters In the first place, why did I steal the aircraft? If I had known that only ten minutes after takingp 7 UDC 1979
of my flying suit or a small section of the aircraft, a memento of our flights together in the skies abovep 9 UDC 1979
I sought seven days ago when I flew my light aircraft into the air-space of this small town by the Thamesp 10 UDC 1979
escaped both my death and my life. I Steal the Aircraft Dreams of flight haunted that past year. Throughout the summerp 11 UDC 1979
past year. Throughout the summer I had worked as an aircraft cleaner at London Airport. In spite of the incessant noisep 11 UDC 1979
I was obsessed with the idea of building a man-powered aircraft. Already I was planning the world's first circumnavigation, and sawp 13 UDC 1979
on the observation decks I found a job as an aircraft cleaner. On the southern side of London Airport was ap 14 UDC 1979
side of London Airport was a section reserved for light aircraft. I spent all my free time in the parking hangarsp 14 UDC 1979
climb higher than 500 feet, but the idea of low-flying aircraft had always excited me. About five miles south of thep 15 UDC 1979
scorching my face and hands. I decided to put the aircraft down into the river -- rather than be burned alivep 15 UDC 1979
sloping lawn that ran down to the water. As the aircraft crossed the park my shoes were on fire. Vaporizing glycolp 15 UDC 1979
in the air, its tail impaled by the branches, the aircraft plunged into the water. Spray and steam exploded through thep 15 UDC 1979
I was certain that I never lost consciousness. Immediately the aircraft began to sink. As I tried to release the harnessp 15 UDC 1979
saw a vision. The Vision Supported by its wings, the aircraft lay passively in the water. A huge cloud of steamp 17 UDC 1979
None of them moved, as if frozen by the burning aircraft that had burst out of the afternoon sky and fallenp 17 UDC 1979
shirt was soaked with water splashed across him by the aircraft, he was staring intently at something on the beach thatp 18 UDC 1979
outstretched across the water, trying to will me from the aircraft as if he had suddenly realized his responsibility for mep 19 UDC 1979
and stood there in my ragged flying suit as the aircraft sank below me into the water, taking my dreams andp 19 UDC 1979
at any moment.‘ ‘Blake -- I'm a stunt pilot. The aircraft caught fire.‘ ‘It certainly did ...‘ Taking her arm, I satp 21 UDC 1979
lost consciousness. I remembered stepping from the roof of the aircraft and swimming strongly for the shore, and then being steeredp 22 UDC 1979
at a flying school -- they'll need to know the aircraft came down here.‘ ‘I thought you were a stunt pilotp 23 UDC 1979
light where the crippled children played, circling each other like aircraft with outstretched arms. ‘After the crash I had a premonitionp 32 UDC 1979
penis. ‘Miriam, look at me -- I swam from the aircraft!‘ ‘Yes, you did, Blake. We saw you.‘ She touched mep 33 UDC 1979
the figure of a seated man. ‘I swam from the aircraft,‘ I repeated doggedly. ‘Some fool gave me artificial respiration. Whop 33 UDC 1979
the tennis players was showing any interest in the downed aircraft. I drummed my fists on the roofs of the parkedp 35 UDC 1979
faded behind me, lost among the car horns and overhead aircraft. Here everything was calmer. The pavements were deserted, the well-tendedp 36 UDC 1979
that carried a wood and canvas replica of an antique aircraft. As this caravan of aerial fantasies entered the gates ofp 37 UDC 1979
plainly not by chance that I had crash-landed my burning aircraft into this riverside town. On all sides Shepperton was surroundedp 41 UDC 1979
was.‘ Casually, I added: ‘How long was I in the aircraft?‘ Stark was listening to the restive vultures in their cagep 44 UDC 1979
had flown a real plane against the sky, a powered aircraft, not one of his passive hang-gliders collaborating with the windp 44 UDC 1979
to build up the zoo. If I could raise your aircraft I'd exhibit it as a show-piece.‘ ‘No ...‘ ‘Why not? Perhapsp 47 UDC 1979
Perhaps I was still thinking of the passenger in the aircraft, some mechanic I had overpowered when I seized the Cessnap 49 UDC 1979
cross had been shaped into the rough image of an aircraft, its wings and tail marked with white crayon. But wasp 50 UDC 1979
I ever been dead, had I drowned in the stolen aircraft, I would now for ever be alive. The River Barrierp 50 UDC 1979
waiting for it to reply. Angrily I stared at the aircraft on its cross, and at the suffocating rhododendrons. ‘Am Ip 51 UDC 1979
the invention of a dying man trapped in his submerged aircraft. I knew that I had never lost consciousness. I hadp 51 UDC 1979
I had never lost consciousness. I had climbed from the aircraft before it sank, and remembered standing between the wings asp 51 UDC 1979
had I died? If I had been trapped in the aircraft for eleven minutes, why had no one come to myp 51 UDC 1979
Quickly I shipped the oars and seized the gunnel. The aircraft rested on the river-bed twenty feet away from me, sittingp 52 UDC 1979
that I had confirmed that I was alone in the aircraft I could leave Shepperton for ever. The walk through thisp 53 UDC 1979
the Cessna. I crossed the film studios, where the antique aircraft sat on the dark grass, and then the raised embankmentp 56 UDC 1979
that I was flying, not as a pilot in an aircraft, but as a condor, bird of good omen. I wasp 56 UDC 1979
way south from London Airport, but was unaware that the aircraft lay in the water no more than fifty feet fromp 62 UDC 1979
stood there in her white coat, as if shielding the aircraft from the policemen while she made up her mind aboutp 62 UDC 1979
feet. They ran with outstretched arms, Rachel a small blind aircraft in formation between Jamie and David. Jamie rooted his leg-ironsp 63 UDC 1979
I wished that they could learn to fly, steal light aircraft ... A kite rose from a garden near the film studiosp 69 UDC 1979
Beyond the perimeter fence of the film studios the antique aircraft were drawn up on the grass by the canvas hangarsp 69 UDC 1979
within seconds of your arrival, Blake. The wave from your aircraft must have dislodged it, in a way you're its co-discovererp 78 UDC 1979
some reason I feel that I'm still trapped in the aircraft.‘ ‘You're not, Blake! You freed yourself!‘ He held my shouldersp 79 UDC 1979
when I crashed. He had completed the sketch as the aircraft sank, his reconstruction of this winged creature, which I toop 80 UDC 1979
sank towards the river bed. Together we would lift the aircraft and carry it downstream to the estuary of the Thamesp 87 UDC 1979
I turned and swam blindly into the tail of the aircraft. The air rushed from my lungs in the violent waterp 88 UDC 1979
surface through the hundreds of scattering fish. Torn from the aircraft, a fragment of white fabric sailed upwards through the waterp 88 UDC 1979
mouth and chest, as if the dead occupant of the aircraft I had glimpsed in my dream had tried to drownp 88 UDC 1979
ten miles up in the air.‘ ‘Miriam, I'll rent an aircraft.‘ ‘Again? By the way, Stark's a pilot -- of ap 92 UDC 1979
pastor. The unseen powers who had saved me from the aircraft had in turn charged me to save these men andp 93 UDC 1979
transformed, marking my triumph in having escaped from the drowned aircraft. Now my strength was fed by the invisible power ofp 98 UDC 1979
them with a six-foot wing-span and the emblem of an aircraft on its white fabric. Accepting all these compliments to myselfp 105 UDC 1979
window, and we would mate in sight of the drowned aircraft. Already the afternoon light had begun to fade, turning thep 115 UDC 1979
as if asking who had left him in the drowned aircraft. Appalled, I fled towards the safety of the secret meadowp 116 UDC 1979
ashore. All too closely, the structure already resembled the original aircraft, reconstituting itself around me. Through the deep grass the facesp 117 UDC 1979
one I had first glimpsed as I climbed from the aircraft. ‘I am the fire ...‘ And the earth, air and waterp 118 UDC 1979
beam as if gently chiding me for leaving the drowned aircraft unguarded. I could see his canny expression, and that hep 118 UDC 1979
until it was time to be freed by the falling aircraft. Perhaps the Cessna had been stolen by another pilot, thatp 119 UDC 1979
I paused there, looking across the swimming-pool at the replica aircraft in the grounds of the film studios, green-fluted plants withp 126 UDC 1979
my survival of death, reached the world at large the aircraft would take on a talismanic aura that would survive myp 137 UDC 1979
of the war memorial and tried to press a model aircraft into my hands, hoping that I would bless it. Ignoringp 140 UDC 1979
and launched it into the air. As people ducked, the aircraft swerved between the telephone lines, plunged towards the ground andp 145 UDC 1979
on the roof behind me. Immediately half a dozen model aircraft were pushed into my hands by their clamouring owners. Replicasp 145 UDC 1979
was left, standing shyly on his leg-irons with some home-made aircraft hidden in his hands. David was trying to wave himp 145 UDC 1979
grass runways. There we turned and followed the trajectory my aircraft had taken when it first approached Shepperton. Far away, thep 151 UDC 1979
water, Miriam's wedding dress like the spirit of this drowned aircraft. I turned Miriam to face me, overcome by the needp 151 UDC 1979
of the dress, tethering me to the roof, this strange aircraft that had strayed into the air-space of Shepperton. Standing onp 152 UDC 1979
through Shepperton. Children raced around the shopping mall with model aircraft and badgered their parents to be taken on an aerialp 155 UDC 1979
birds rising and falling in the liquid air drove the aircraft back, its crew confused by the hundreds of people wavingp 168 UDC 1979
the capstan and jib, manoeuvring the pontoon above the submerged aircraft. Giving up for the day, he sat at the wheelp 170 UDC 1979
me. From her nervous hand I took her brother's model aircraft and placed it on the seat. Reassuringly, I helped herp 175 UDC 1979
of bamboo decorated with thousands of flowers. Others were pastiche aircraft, biplanes and triplanes, put together from the mock-up models atp 179 UDC 1979
the grey light I saw the white form of the aircraft they had assembled over my grave. A Mist of Fliesp 192 UDC 1979
park and deformed the dying blossoms. I sat in the aircraft in a cockpit of dead birds. On all sides Ip 196 UDC 1979
the holocaust I had seen as I stepped from the aircraft, a vision of my own death under a bonfire skyp 197 UDC 1979
the grave. Once again I had freed myself from the aircraft. The forest was motionless. Every activity had ceased, the leavesp 199 UDC 1979
my body. Even the leeches on the propeller of the aircraft, the worms under my feet, the myriad bacteria in thep 199 UDC 1979
drowned Cessna on to the beach. The skeleton of the aircraft, with its broken wings and gutted fuselage, lay half-submerged acrossp 212 UDC 1979
approach the Cessna and look into its cockpit. Ignoring the aircraft, I stepped on to the beach and strode along thep 212 UDC 1979
sustained here only by my presence. ‘Blake ...! I raised the aircraft for you!‘ I felt him merge into me, our bodiesp 213 UDC 1979
the Pliocene, jerked from its long sleep by the crashing aircraft. I lifted him easily, a clutch of bones in thep 214 UDC 1979
free from that dying self and escaped from the drowned aircraft. Lying on my back in the water, the white hullp 215 UDC 1979
beach beside the Cessna. The rising tide swilled around the aircraft, submerging its wings. Although I was now alone in Sheppertonp 215 UDC 1979
balloon, drifting serenely over the mesas. A hazard to light aircraft and whether satellites. Meanwhile, he lay beside the drained swimming-poolp 64 IY6 1979
Christina's birth the young mother had died when the company aircraft taking her to join her husband in Paris had crashedp 1001 HFF 1980
the tilting flight-deck of the USS Nimitz. The huge nuclear-powered aircraft carrier had been scuttled here by its mutinous crew whenp 17 HA 1981
generators. None of these people would ever have seen an aircraft, so even a small helicopter hovering overhead would seem likep 67 HA 1981
Wright Flier and the Spirit of St Louis. (Curiously, the aircraft that most impressed him was a late-twentieth-century man-powered machine, thep 77 HA 1981
others towards. Anyway, the radio stays here, among the dusty aircraft, even though it means we're now totally out of touchp 92 HA 1981
silver-tipped bullets pointed down at Wayne like a row of aircraft fuselages. Beyond them rose the cliff wall of the cowboy'sp 101 HA 1981
curious machine soaring through the air above the town, an aircraft of gossamer foil with a small erratic propeller that modestlyp 103 HA 1981
up a graceful bow-wave of white dust? He watched the aircraft circle the silent streets of Dodge City, turn elegantly insidep 103 HA 1981
was tremendously amused, even let me help him from the aircraft, laughing in his harsh, eerie way. November 24. Beverly Hillsp 148 HA 1981
teams at work in the LA area, foraging for specialist aircraft and electronics equipment. When they arrived Manson quizzed them carefullyp 148 HA 1981
Moscow bureaucrats on a plate. We landed at the Lockheed Aircraft plant at Burbank; acres of cracked concrete runways covered withp 150 HA 1981
for weeks about the engineering workshops in the Los Angeles aircraft plants, the limitless computerised tooling facilities -- one man withp 161 HA 1981
Albatross towards the Desert Inn, careful not to impale the aircraft on the communications antennae that bristled from the roof. Hep 164 HA 1981
University, Dublin and sometime head of research at the Hughes Aircraft Company.‘ He beckoned to the Presidents. ‘Our friends, I thinkp 170 HA 1981
remembered his dreams. ‘Strange. I was flying a huge, man-powered aircraft, the size of this building.‘ ‘A flying convention centre, poweredp 172 HA 1981
of their delicate geometry. Dr Fleming stared up at the aircraft. For the first time his agitated little body was completelyp 176 HA 1981
House. By the end of the second week a dozen aircraft had been constructed. Wayne hobbled through the laboratories on Crosby'sp 181 HA 1981
and fell to the floor, legs kicking among the collapsing aircraft. Only Gerald Ford had kept his balance, but in ap 185 HA 1981
took the old scientist's arm as he counted the damaged aircraft. Half of the glass fleet was intact, a tremulous herdp 185 HA 1981
steadily towards the Arizona border, joined now by the fourth aircraft which had carried out its roof-top reconnaissance of Las Vegasp 188 HA 1981
there?‘ ‘Three, with something like five hundred men and six aircraft. They're from the Pacific piracy patrol based at Hawaii, wep 192 HA 1981
gunfighters, Joe Louis feinting left and right jabs at the aircraft speeding through his fists, then King Kong, appropriately in hisp 197 HA 1981
Mississippi. ‘Wayne -- don't lose heart now! Remember, the Hughes Aircraft Company designed these cruises ...‘ ‘I'll play, Mr President.‘ Wayne avoidedp 209 HA 1981
the few survivors running pell-mell for the Pacific ... A reconnaissance aircraft passed overhead, its engine drumming at the roof of thep 210 HA 1981
Manson murmured soothingly, undisturbed by all this activity. A light aircraft was landing on Las Vegas Boulevard. A high-winged monoplane withp 214 HA 1981
Summers were now embracing below the wing of the parked aircraft. Stung by this show of affection, Wayne snatched the ivoryp 217 HA 1981
the Miami survey fleet, and offered weapons, vehicles and spotter aircraft if he would lead a second expeditionary force across thep 230 HA 1981
An angular shadow flashed over their faces, and a small aircraft soared past, little more than twenty feet above the groundp 1012 NFS 1981
reflection as he sped across the desert in the inverted aircraft, then decided to buzz the Mercedes for the fun ofp 1013 NFS 1981
the metal panes were the multiple images of the black aircraft, hundreds of vulture-like birds that hungrily circled the ground. ‘Ursulap 1013 NFS 1981
jacket and ran through the mirrors, hoping to draw the aircraft away from Trippett. But Slade had decided to land. Cuttingp 1013 NFS 1981
into the car for another drive. Then he remembered Slade's aircraft speeding towards him across the solar mirrors, the small, viciousp 1015 NFS 1981
her fugue. He listened to the drone of a light aircraft circling the distant hotels, and learned from the retired geologistp 1021 NFS 1981
had been part of his elaborate stalking of Franklin. The aircraft had vanished, disappearing across the desert. Franklin drove along thep 1021 NFS 1981
were reflected in the stationary propeller blade of a small aircraft parked on the Strip. Slade leaned from the cockpit ofp 1021 NFS 1981
blare he had heard in the desert that morning. Slade's aircraft raced along the Strip, wheels bouncing on the road, itsp 1021 NFS 1981
themselves one after another from the wake of the vanished aircraft. Still stunned by the violent attack of the machine, Franklinp 1022 NFS 1981
in Marion's car, or even in the cockpit of the aircraft, watched by the sightless husband. That would please Slade, putp 1022 NFS 1981
sounded from the sky. The clacking engine of a light aircraft crossed the nearby roof-tops. Franklin stood up, shielding his eyesp 1027 NFS 1981
from the vivid air on the balcony. He watched the aircraft circle the surrounding streets and then speed towards him. Ap 1027 NFS 1981
aggressive musculature he had seen borne on the wind. The aircraft was parked outside the window, its cockpit and passenger seatp 1028 NFS 1981
most, before the next fugue. Slade had vanished, taking the aircraft into the sky. Franklin gazed round the silent laboratory, listeningp 1029 NFS 1981
the flooded engine. Strapped into the passenger seat of the aircraft was a grey-haired old man, a scarecrow stuffed inside anp 1035 NFS 1981
himself to remain in time long enough to reach the aircraft. But the fugue was already beginning, the light glazed everythingp 1036 NFS 1981
they hovered in the air around Franklin long after the aircraft had taken off into the sky. The sky was filledp 1036 NFS 1981
with winged men. Franklin stood among the mirrors, as the aircraft multiplied in the air and crowded the sky with endlessp 1036 NFS 1981
Sheppard was still sitting in the cockpit of the stranded aircraft, unconcerned by the evening tide that advanced towards him acrossp 1061 MNF 1982
trees, only to find his glide-path blocked by a man-powered aircraft that had lifted into the air from the forest clearingp 1063 MNF 1982
down to the water's edge a hundred yards from the aircraft. The young driver stood against the windshield, shouting at Sheppardp 1063 MNF 1982
forests and runways of Cape Kennedy, perhaps hire a light aircraft and carry out an aerial survey of the Space Centrep 1069 MNF 1982
had glimpsed that evening from the cockpit of the drowned aircraft. At dawn Sheppard fell asleep, only to be woken twop 1072 MNF 1982
a pilot touching the ailerons and fuselage of an unfamiliar aircraft. He stood up and stepped to the wardrobe. Without thinkingp 1077 MNF 1982
yours. Anyway, the police are coming to search for that aircraft. Now, what is all this?‘ ‘I'm sorry.‘ Sheppard caught himselfp 1077 MNF 1982
the north of Cocoa Beach he could see the man-powered aircraft circling the forest, its flimsy wings floating on the thermalsp 1077 MNF 1982
parts of the cabin and undercarriage. The reappearance of the aircraft drove both men into a frenzy of activity. The birdp 1079 MNF 1982
runways as calm as glaciers, now broken by this eccentric aircraft veering around like the fragment of a disturbed mind. Fromp 1037 MSA 1982
meant the plane.‘ ‘I'm not sure. It wasn't a spotter aircraft. Clearly the police don't bother to come to Cape Kennedyp 1038 MSA 1982
began.‘ As they listened to the distant drone of the aircraft she gazed at her broad hips and soft thighs. Equalp 1039 MSA 1982
spotter planes, but the hotted-up Dodge could outrun most light aircraft. Mallory was relying on the car's power to trap thep 1041 MSA 1982
car park, and Mallory looked up as a graceful, slender-winged aircraft drifted lazily past the roof of the hotel. Its twin-bladedp 1041 MSA 1982
on the vegetation that sprang from the corpses of trapped aircraft ... Above the causeway the gulls were wheeling in alarm, screamingp 1042 MSA 1982
urged on by this eventless universe free of birds and aircraft. His memory faltered, he was forgetting his past, the clinicp 1044 MSA 1982
into the icy waters of the bay in a small aircraft he had secretly constructed. Mallory had travelled down to Sanp 1049 MSA 1982
strange stunt pilot who had been seen flying his antique aircraft at Cape Kennedy, some native of the air who hadp 1049 MSA 1982
But was the ornithopter a decoy, like all the antique aircraft that Hinton flew above the space centre, machines that concealedp 1050 MSA 1982
and minarets of a replica Taj Mahal. Lines of antique aircraft were drawn up on the runway below the crawler --p 1051 MSA 1982
this madman and his lunatic schemes. Hinton waved to the aircraft below, saluting the ghosts in their cockpits. ‘Lilienthal and thep 1053 MSA 1982
the balcony in the hope that the noise of Hinton's aircraft might jolt her back onto the rails. In fact, thisp 1054 MSA 1982
killing him, but setting him free. The ever more primitive aircraft -- Hinton's quest for a pure form of flight, whichp 1055 MSA 1982
his World War I machines. He's deliberately flying badly designed aircraft, all part of his attempt to escape from winged aviationp 1055 MSA 1982
the east were the gantries of the space centre. An aircraft hung in the air above them, a primitive helicopter withp 1056 MSA 1982
broke off at the sound of an approaching aero-engine. An aircraft was hovering over the nearby streets, its shadowy bulk visiblep 1058 MSA 1982
heat flared against Mallory's sallow face as he searched the aircraft for any sign of Hinton. Fanned by the flames thatp 1059 MSA 1982
of the Flying Flea roared into life, propelled the tiny aircraft in a scurrying arc among the burning wrecks, setting offp 1059 MSA 1982
metal landing of the stairway. The flames from the burning aircraft wavered against their faces, as if they were already movingp 1059 MSA 1982
pelt reminded him of the fire that had consumed the aircraft at the space centre, the fire through which Anne andp 1060 MSA 1982
unseeing as the furniture. He would finish doping his balsa-wood aircraft, and complete another chapter of the manual entitled How top 16 ES 1984
he believed that helping his son to build his model aircraft was more important than the war. For the first timep 19 ES 1984
the front of the Packard, holding tight to his balsa aircraft as he waited for the sergeant to draw his Mauserp 23 ES 1984
war.‘ ‘Could I?‘ The thought intrigued Jim. He lowered his aircraft from the window. A Japanese soldier was running the bayonetp 24 ES 1984
time Jim merely wanted the Japanese to see his balsa aircraft; not to admire it, but to acknowledge its existence. Hep 25 ES 1984
to think of himself as the co-pilot of the Packard. Aircraft had always interested Jim, and especially the Japanese bombers thatp 25 ES 1984
ran across the lawn past the weeding women, sailing his aircraft over their heads. The women ignored him, their knives stabbingp 29 ES 1984
the countryside for the refuge of Shanghai. Holding the balsa aircraft over his head, Jim ran along the floor of thep 30 ES 1984
grass, patterns swirled around him like the slipstreams of invisible aircraft. Listening carefully, Jim could almost hear the sounds of theirp 30 ES 1984
see the cylinders of the engine that had pulled this aircraft and its pilot through the sky. The once burnished metalp 31 ES 1984
were trembling with all the confused emotions that this ruined aircraft invariably set off in his mind. Giving way to hisp 31 ES 1984
across the open deck, searching the nettle banks for his aircraft. The plane lay twenty feet away, caught in the rustingp 33 ES 1984
fields. Jim looked back to the fuselage of the fighter aircraft, expecting to see its dead pilot standing in his cockpitp 33 ES 1984
walking through the deep grass between the blockhouse and the aircraft. His strong legs left a yellowing gully behind him. Hep 33 ES 1984
cigarette and jumped the perimeter ditch. He plucked the balsa aircraft from the barbed wire and threw it among the nettlesp 34 ES 1984
raging fires were reflected in the water. Two Japanese fighter aircraft flew along the Bund, so low that Jim could seep 43 ES 1984
as if whipping the wheel ahead of him. Two fighter aircraft streaked along the waterfront, the wash from their propellers strippingp 45 ES 1984
of the Japanese NCOs and the drone of the circling aircraft seemed far away. The first debris from the Petrel wasp 49 ES 1984
the young Japanese soldier call out the names of the aircraft flying over the hospital. The skies above Shanghai were filledp 50 ES 1984
over the hospital. The skies above Shanghai were filled with aircraft. Although the soldier knew the names of only two typesp 50 ES 1984
nuns for cigarettes and calling out the names of the aircraft overhead. A Chinese nun told Jim that his father wasp 52 ES 1984
the bed beside him, the soldier pointed to the assault aircraft, keen to impress Jim with this staggering feat of armsp 53 ES 1984
English boy. In fact Jim recognized almost all the Japanese aircraft. British newsreels of the Sino-Japanese War openly derided the Japanesep 53 ES 1984
summer house Jim looked up at the verandah windows. An aircraft overhead warned him not to run too suddenly across thep 61 ES 1984
they returned with Yang in the Packard. Large numbers of aircraft flew overhead, and Jim passed the hours plane-spotting. Below himp 64 ES 1984
the top floor of the house, one of his model aircraft on the bed beside him, something Vera had always forbiddenp 65 ES 1984
the curtains drifted in the open windows. But Patrick's model aircraft, more carefully constructed than Jim's, still dangled from the ceilingp 70 ES 1984
on to the bed and lay down. He watched the aircraft turning in the cold air that moved through the emptyp 70 ES 1984
fell asleep on his friend's bed, under the endlessly circling aircraft that swam below the ceiling like fish seeking a wayp 78 ES 1984
the deep grass to the terrace. He waited until an aircraft flew overhead, and then broke the glass pane of ap 80 ES 1984
light a fire beside the drained pool. He watched the aircraft flying through the cool February light, and counted the threep 85 ES 1984
was hungry or missed his parents he often dreamed of aircraft. During one of his fevers he had even, seen ap 111 ES 1984
the prison camps. ‘Basie!‘ he cried. ‘Everything's all right!‘ American Aircraft ‘The war's going to be over soon, Basie. I've seenp 115 ES 1984
this, Jim tried to tell Mrs Blackburn about the American aircraft, but she merely sent him back to the briquettes. Nowp 119 ES 1984
of the empty cinema screen he thought of the American aircraft he had seen in the clouds above Shanghai. He couldp 120 ES 1984
give Jim his fair ration. He would see the American aircraft again, and he would die. ‘Basie ...?‘ Jim threw down thep 123 ES 1984
his soot-stained blazer. ‘Over there, James. Is that ...?‘ A burnt-out aircraft lay on the banks of a disused canal. Wild grassp 130 ES 1984
seemed impressed, but Jim had turned his attention from the aircraft. On the far side of the paddy field, hidden byp 130 ES 1984
look sallow and nervous. But Jim smiled at the rusting aircraft on the canal bank. There was now no danger thatp 131 ES 1984
noise that merged with the distant drone of a cargo aircraft. Jim changed benches and sat beside Mrs Hug, who supportedp 132 ES 1984
and father, together in the silver light of the American aircraft. Without thinking, Jun stood up and shouted. But the Japanesep 133 ES 1984
face, eager to explore the railway station and the crashed aircraft near the canal. Whenever anyone moved, the Japanese shouted fromp 133 ES 1984
small men in baggy flying suits standing by their unarmoured aircraft, ready to chance everything on little more than their ownp 136 ES 1984
a war.‘ Jim listened to the drone of a distant aircraft. He was suspicious of the physician, of his long legsp 139 ES 1984
battle vehicles, but by now he was only interested in aircraft. He wished he had flown with the Japanese pilots asp 141 ES 1984
at Woosung. In his mind, he had identified the Japanese aircraft of the Yangtze plain with his confidence that he wouldp 141 ES 1984
his hands and wrists, imagining that he too was an aircraft. Behind him the Dutch woman had collapsed on the floorp 141 ES 1984
Yangtze, and with them the navigation lights of the military aircraft. Two miles to the north, beyond the lines of burialp 144 ES 1984
timber store he watched the navigation lights of the Japanese aircraft crossing the night. After a few minutes he was forcedp 146 ES 1984
a state of change. For all their movement, the Japanese aircraft were its only fixed points, a second zodiac above thep 146 ES 1984
and leaning out of the window to watch any passing aircraft. The entire Japanese air force seemed to be on itsp 150 ES 1984
he felt sorry for himself he thought of the silver aircraft he had seen at the detention centre. The truck wasp 151 ES 1984
he could see the tailplanes of a row of parked aircraft, feathers of bone against the darkening air. Jim studied thep 156 ES 1984
feathers of bone against the darkening air. Jim studied the aircraft, recognizing the plump fuselages and radial engines. They were Brewsterp 156 ES 1984
Was it here, among the burial mounds, that the American aircraft waited before taking off into his mind? However, the Japanesep 156 ES 1984
built in the former car-park of Lunghua Pagoda. Dozens of aircraft were drawn up on the tarmac beside the hangars, high-performancep 157 ES 1984
road, their bayonets cutting the sombre air. Two single-engined transport aircraft were parked on the edge of the field. Accompanied byp 157 ES 1984
slipstreams of the Brewster Buffaloes. He turned to the transport aircraft parked by the perimeter road. The Japanese pilot and thep 159 ES 1984
lines of Chinese soldiers. He wanted to see the parked aircraft for the last time, to stand under the dark spanp 160 ES 1984
The last light had faded from the fuselages of the aircraft, but Jim could smell their engines on the night airp 160 ES 1984
from his blazer, he ran towards the shelter of the aircraft, eager to enfold himself in their wings. Lunghua Camp Voicesp 160 ES 1984
most of this inertia, Jim lay behind the trap. An aircraft was taking off from Lunghua Airfield, clearly silhouetted against thep 164 ES 1984
to be the entire Japanese Air Force. Scores of rusting aircraft sat on their flattened undercarriages among the trees, or layp 187 ES 1984
after crashlanding with their injured crews. For months crippled Japanese aircraft had fallen from the sky on to the graveyard ofp 187 ES 1984
join them. There were so many new marques of Japanese aircraft. Only four hundred yards from the pheasant traps was thep 187 ES 1984
During the past three years, whenever he watched the Japanese aircraft take off from Lunghua, Jim felt an uneasy pride asp 188 ES 1984
work gang. Whenever he watched the Japanese moving around their aircraft he thought of the three young pilots with their groundp 188 ES 1984
runway. But for the English boy wandering towards the parked aircraft the Japanese would not even have noticed the work gangp 189 ES 1984
noticed that the Chinese scavengers were running from the derelict aircraft. The work gang of coolies had scattered, throwing their basketsp 190 ES 1984
the airfield, then dived again to fire at the Japanese aircraft parked beside the hangars. Anti-aircraft shells burst above the campp 192 ES 1984
strapped to his seat. Riding the incandescent debris of his aircraft, he tore through the trees beyond the perimeter of thep 193 ES 1984
British wavering in between. But Jim thought of the American aircraft that had swept the sky. However brave, there was nothingp 197 ES 1984
of the wild sugar-cane, bleached the wings of the derelict aircraft and the bones of the peasants in the burial moundsp 202 ES 1984
None of the Japanese at Lunghua Airfield had given the aircraft the briefest glance. Fires were still burning in the hangarsp 205 ES 1984
Jim searched the smoke clouds for any signs of American aircraft. None of the dozen serviceable Zeros at Lunghua Airfield hadp 222 ES 1984
road, their backs to the fire-gutted fuselage of a Japanese aircraft that lay in the paddy field a hundred yards awayp 230 ES 1984
in the paddy field a hundred yards away. The twin-engined aircraft had been shot down two days earlier as it tookp 231 ES 1984
among the graves in the hospital cemetery when the American aircraft flew overhead, all part of his attempt to cover thep 232 ES 1984
deck of Lunghua Pagoda continued to fire at the incoming aircraft, but the batteries around the runway had been withdrawn top 233 ES 1984
after each raid, as if expecting a fleet of rescue aircraft to arrive from the Home Islands. The whiteness of thep 233 ES 1984
of illuminated squares, a war-table on which were placed crashed aircraft and abandoned tanks. Lit by the sunset, the prisoners stoodp 254 ES 1984
of frozen vapour dislodged from the wings of an American aircraft three miles above the Yangtze valley. Lit by the sunp 271 ES 1984
hail had melted into the ground. Jim listened for the aircraft, hoping that it might launch another cascade of hail, butp 271 ES 1984
sugar-cane covered with fuel drums and the fuselages of abandoned aircraft. Between the rusty tailplanes he could see the concrete runwayp 277 ES 1984
fence and walked up to the nearest of the abandoned aircraft. Far across the airfield, below the massive flak tower ofp 278 ES 1984
the nettles around him and gazed irritably at the rusting aircraft, sucking in his breath as if trying to inspire themp 279 ES 1984
Japanese was intent only on his search of the derelict aircraft. He stopped to shake his head, and Jim was remindedp 280 ES 1984
engines shook the ground with their noise, and the derelict aircraft at the edge of the landing field began to tremblep 283 ES 1984
to lie down for the last time among the derelict aircraft, Jim stepped through the sugar-cane into the flooded paddy. Hep 283 ES 1984
wild rice and returned to his hiding-place among the derelict aircraft. Quickly, without bothering to wash his hands in the floodedp 286 ES 1984
turn towards him. Six Chinese soldiers strode past the derelict aircraft, following the perimeter road. They were northern Chinese, tall andp 290 ES 1984
covered an immense distance, the six soldiers stepped between the aircraft. They passed within twenty feet of Jim, who concealed thep 290 ES 1984
of passports. The pilot waved to him and banked the aircraft, setting course for Shanghai. The presence of this American aviatorp 291 ES 1984
to believe it. He lit a cigarette as an American aircraft flew over the camp, a Mustang returning to its basep 299 ES 1984
yards away, the young Japanese pilot walked among the derelict aircraft. Bamboo stick in hand, he searched the nettles. His baggyp 304 ES 1984
the stadium, their voices drowned in the noise of the aircraft. The Superfortress ambled through the sky, but the men scatteredp 314 ES 1984
have ...‘ Basie pushed Jim aside and pointed to the derelict aircraft among the trees. ‘There's a Jap pilot over there --p 324 ES 1984
beached submarine a hundred yards away. Jim noticed a reconnaissance aircraft emerge from the smoke-cloud, shaking off the wisps of blackp 330 ES 1984
section of the perimeter fence, and moved through the derelict aircraft that lay among the trees. Their fuselages had wept riversp 334 ES 1984
airfield, and enough ground staff to rebuild a squadron of aircraft. The Japanese pilot made a small gasp. His eyes tiltedp 340 ES 1984
planes sat on the grass, factory-new fighters and chromium-sheathed transport aircraft that seemed to be waiting delivery to a show-room windowp 348 ES 1984
Lunghua Pagoda. Dense vegetation covered the wrecks of the Japanese aircraft. As he stood by the wire, tracing the course ofp 349 ES 1984
Mr James Stewart, the presidents of Heinz, IBM and Lockheed Aircraft, and assorted Congressmen, military and naval attaches, State Department andp 1092 OOA 1984
defects of the vestibular apparatus draw their sufferers towards high-speed aircraft, and the hijack is an unconscious attempt to cure thisp 1098 OOA 1984
traffic moved along the nearby motorway, and not a single aircraft flew overhead towards London Airport. B crossed the road andp 3 SAJ 1984
the dry river-bed beside the disused airfield. Had a secret aircraft landed in the darkness? When I stepped from the trailerp 7 DC 1987
another year. But rescue was not at hand. A light aircraft piloted by a Japanese photographer landed soon after the airstripp 18 DC 1987
in a minute tent under the wing of her parked aircraft, strode around Port-la-Nouvelle in her flying suit, photographing every signp 18 DC 1987
spitting crackle was drowned by the noise of a twin-engined aircraft which had appeared above the forest canopy. It flew north-eastp 25 DC 1987
uniform, Captain Kagwa of the national gendarmerie, shouted through the aircraft noise. ‘She's not for you, doctor! For pleasure you'll havep 27 DC 1987
by the Japanese photographer. From the cockpit of her light aircraft Miss Matsuoka had removed a chromium suitcase packed with lensesp 29 DC 1987
sort of missionary group?‘ ‘Our saviour, certainly.‘ Kagwa saluted the aircraft with an ironic flourish. ‘Professor Sanger brings hope to ourp 30 DC 1987
my hand against the weather-worn trailing edge of this elderly aircraft. I now remembered Professor Sanger, a sometime biologist turned televisionp 31 DC 1987
every living-room.‘ Sanger pointed to the cargo hold of the aircraft, where I could see the sections of a small satellitep 32 DC 1987
a surrender to brute feelings. The bad teeth, the antique aircraft, the fifty sacks of rice, suggested that the chief recipientp 35 DC 1987
each other as they crouched beneath the engines of the aircraft. A single rifle shot sounded from the eastern end ofp 35 DC 1987
the culvert I could hear the impatient engines of the aircraft. I guessed that the plane was waiting for me, andp 52 DC 1987
alone in her pup tent, below the wing of her aircraft, refusing to share her supplies. It was clear that Sanger'sp 61 DC 1987
of the tractor I heard the higher note of an aircraft engine. Fifty feet above the forest canopy a helicopter ofp 74 DC 1987
I started to protest, but the clatter of an approaching aircraft sounded through the window, shaking the galvanized roof of thep 98 DC 1987
anchor and tried to reach the nearer pontoon, but the aircraft was already drifting on the current. I steered the ferryp 128 DC 1987
headset and shouted to Kagwa, beckoning him back to the aircraft. While the Captain hesitated, the Frenchman throttled up his enginep 134 DC 1987
into the float, but already Kagwa was running to the aircraft. Five minutes later they were gone, heading south along thep 134 DC 1987
remembered my first sight of the lower Nile from the aircraft carrying me to Cairo, and its narrow bands of cultivatedp 220 DC 1987
creeks and canals ran out into the desert. Two metal aircraft hangars stood in the grass, their curved, pockmarked roofs likep 224 DC 1987
stream. Her metal skiff was the lower half of an aircraft drop-tank, which she had retrieved from the debris as Ip 231 DC 1987
feverish but elegant pose, a high-temperature Venus borne by her aircraft shell, was only six months older than the lock-jawed childp 231 DC 1987
a refuse tip of freezers and enamel stoves, water coolers, aircraft tail-planes and radio antennae, together forming a terminal moraine ofp 233 DC 1987
discontent came a steadier noise, the deepening drone of an aircraft engine. Hidden behind its orange floats, the fuselage of Kagwa'sp 240 DC 1987
experimental nerve-gas projectile fell from an RAF or USAF military aircraft into the Pangbourne area and deranged a group of nearbyp 22 RW 1988
into the first of those white chambers, as large as aircraft hangars carved in the roof of an iceberg, he seemedp 1137 TES 1989
as they wrestle with the collapsing systems of their stricken aircraft, is a fine memorial to them, and a powerful argumentp 71 THFa 1990
injection, to the rarest, 2 deaths by deliberately crashed light aircraft. Nader again. His assault on the automobile clearly had mep 76 THFa 1990
heads, as if watching for a flight of approaching enemy aircraft. Nevertheless, they are clearly children, in the sense that mostp 82 UGM 1991
boy I had played in the cockpits of rusting Japanese aircraft. A sea of superheated air covered the tarmac, carrying thep 173 UGM 1991
they flew through its ashen billows. A squadron of Chinese aircraft were bombing the Idzumo and the Japanese cotton-mills at Yangtsepoop 21 KW 1991
runways of Lunghua airfield, surrounded by the wrecks of fighter aircraft, and the unchanged skyline of Shanghai that had formed thep 50 KW 1991
suspended itself, and only the faraway drone of an American aircraft reminded me of a world on the other side ofp 60 KW 1991
her in the car, listening to the exhilarating drone of aircraft engines. Comfortable in her untidy school uniform, Miriam held myp 95 KW 1991
heavy engine. Miriam waved as I drove between the parked aircraft. ‘See you tonight, Jim! You can take me to ap 97 KW 1991
the apron. The ground crews moved along the line of aircraft with their battery carts. The signal lamps flashed in ap 99 KW 1991
against my knees. An organ loft of noise filled the aircraft and reached out to the frozen deserts of Saskatchewan, drivingp 100 KW 1991
Iroquois Hotel in Moose Jaw and the penalty hours cleaning aircraft in the hangar, and the fifty dollars I owed Davidp 100 KW 1991
70 knots I drew back on the column and the aircraft rose comfortably into the air, its broad wings breasting thep 101 KW 1991
the children were fighting inside the toilet roll. A light aircraft soared overhead, its propeller catching the sun. A single-engined Piperp 127 KW 1991
by her shrewdness. She had seen me frowning at the aircraft and its camera pylon mounted behind the passenger door. ‘Nop 128 KW 1991
wine, surveying the posters on the wall, wild drawings of aircraft on fire, dropping their nuclear bombs. ‘How's Henry doing?‘ ‘He'sp 172 KW 1991
mimicked the audience's lust in routines as formalised as the aircraft emergency drills rehearsed by air hostesses in the minutes afterp 175 KW 1991
her knees. ‘Sally!‘ Henry had stepped from the car, model aircraft forgotten in his hand. The girls‘ little faces pressed top 187 KW 1991
for Henry. When she arrived he was assembling a model aircraft in the nursery, surrounded by his own air display ofp 213 KW 1991
his fondness towards the children -- Henry's entire passion for aircraft had been carefully instilled by David, who spent endless afternoonsp 217 KW 1991
of the strongest in the world. He was now an aircraft dealer, selling French two-seater helicopters to pop stars and style-consciousp 218 KW 1991
police sirens and the cries of lottery salesmen. Two light aircraft flew above the beach, and towed pennants advertising rival filmp 236 KW 1991
telling me of the day's triumphs and excitements, a model aircraft lost in the river and a tame squirrel in thep 251 KW 1991
kids?‘ ‘They're blooming, passing all their exams. Henry's built an aircraft for you -- the Wright Flyer. Alice and Lucy wantedp 260 KW 1991
took me to a film in Shanghai, about an American aircraft carrier ...‘ ‘The Fighting Lady -- a collection of newsreels.‘ ‘Ip 269 KW 1991
toilet roll of Magic World. The old toys and model aircraft that crammed the cupboards were the props of a long-runningp 282 KW 1991
that Edward was a member of a local group of aircraft enthusiasts, excavating the remains of old planes that had comep 287 KW 1991
that had come down in the estuary. Photographs of the aircraft stood on the mantelpiece -- an ancient Heinkel and ap 287 KW 1991
his team posed beside it with the curator of an aircraft museum to whom they had donated the Battle of Britainp 287 KW 1991
there were more important matters at hand than these forgotten aircraft. I took Jackie's present from my bag and handed thep 287 KW 1991
a barge.‘ ‘Norfolk Lighterage. One of the directors is an aircraft buff.‘ Sally pulled away with strong arms, knees spread beneathp 289 KW 1991
of mud reminded me of the Whangpoo and the crashed aircraft lying by the irrigation ditches. ‘I'm beat.‘ Sally decked thep 289 KW 1991
out the last silt from the fuselage of the entombed aircraft. Sections of flat steel piling had been driven into thep 292 KW 1991
edges held back the silt from the remains of the aircraft six feet below the surface. When the estuary flooded, thep 292 KW 1991
the last debris from the engine and canopy of the aircraft. Most of the wings and tail were missing, lost whenp 293 KW 1991
these shabby unicorns. A two-year-old boy solemnly piloted the miniature aircraft, too frightened to cry, eyes charged by the steaming hootsp 317 KW 1991
the camera followed my younger self playing with his model aircraft. But this seemed just, like the faint blur which wasp 345 KW 1991
security devices, kept careful watch on the craft. Sets of aircraft scales were manoeuvred under the landing wheels, so that thep 1179 MFM 1992
across the cloudy depths like the eroded deck of an aircraft carrier. They entered the quiet inshore waters, and Kimo firedp 11 RP 1994
soon as he was strong enough to walk to the aircraft, but the colonel urged him to remain in Honolulu forp 25 RP 1994
Captain Wu, Mark Bracewell fixed his lens on the circling aircraft, arms steadied by his wife as the sound-man, Pratap, fishedp 58 RP 1994
had demonstrated so many times in the aisles of her aircraft. She tore at the nylon straps and flung the jacketp 67 RP 1994
and in full view of a larger world. Four light aircraft were parked under the trees beside the Piper, chartered byp 70 RP 1994
his wife -- were flown from Tahiti in a government aircraft to attend the service. The bereaved couple stepped onto thep 70 RP 1994
shins, he climbed to within a few feet of the aircraft warning light and fastened the rope to the metal shroudp 77 RP 1994
ran towards the mast, taking turns to stamp on the aircraft warning light and shatter its quartz lens, determined to putp 78 RP 1994
victory. They had now blocked the runway, preventing any fixed-wing aircraft from landing a surprise commando force. Unsettled by the mast'sp 78 RP 1994
lay impaled, he searched the empty sky for any high-level aircraft, and then turned to watch the hectic activity on thep 78 RP 1994
a sixty-year-old Queenslander with a beard as white as his aircraft, hailed Neil through the cockpit hatch. ‘Sanctuary Island? The Barbarap 103 RP 1994
rescue, before the sanctuary broke and exhausted them? Whenever an aircraft flew over Saint-Esprit they rested on their tools and watchedp 122 RP 1994
albatross, their confused wings like leaflets dropped from a rescue aircraft. As if aware that any messages of good cheer wouldp 124 RP 1994
doorway of the radio-cabin, microphone in hand, waving to the aircraft as she reassured the crew and any journalists aboard thatp 124 RP 1994
versions of themselves. Beyond it the fuselage of a drowned aircraft lay between its broken wings, the rear turret presiding overp 152 RP 1994
the lagoon, a deserted observation cage. Curious to see the aircraft more closely, Neil released the flagstone and rose towards thep 152 RP 1994
their nuclear tests after the bomber's crash, and that the aircraft was in some way implicated in the programme of atomicp 153 RP 1994
an impression taken back to Papeete by the few light aircraft that photographed the island. Smoke rose from the kitchen firep 158 RP 1994
about the bones of the dead observer in the drowned aircraft, but the waters of the lagoon were too deep forp 187 RP 1994
gestures of a tetchy traffic-master on the deck of an aircraft carrier. Neil climbed the iron steps from the beach, waitingp 196 RP 1994
her neck as she searched the sky for any approaching aircraft. One hand held her trusty spade, while the other restedp 211 RP 1994
left under cover of darkness to avoid the French reconnaissance aircraft. No-one, however, was surprised that they had taken David Carlinep 213 RP 1994
everyone surveyed the defiant messages, clearly visible to any low-flying aircraft. But the spectacle was too much for Mrs Saito. Givingp 213 RP 1994
each other's arms in Dr Barbara's garden, only two high-altitude aircraft had circled Saint-Esprit. Few sea-borne visitors ever called at thep 227 RP 1994
her tilting world to hear the sounds of an approaching aircraft. A mile away, a French twin-rotor naval helicopter swept acrossp 235 RP 1994
of travel that clung to my stale shirt. ‘Gliders?‘ ‘Powered aircraft. I flew with the RAF. Back in England I havep 23 SC 2000
I lay back in the deep cushions, watching a light aircraft haul its advertising pennant along the Croisette. ‘It's blissful herep 26 SC 2000
you --?‘ ‘Paul?‘ Alert again, Penrose turned to me. ‘The aircraft, they're such a nuisance, I didn't quite catch what youp 26 SC 2000
the sun-lounger and listen to the droning engines of light aircraft trailing their pennants across the cloudless sky, news from thep 37 SC 2000
tax shelters. She loosened her robe, then noticed a light aircraft that was circling Eden-Olympia, advertising a satellite-dish agency in Cagnes-sur-Merp 40 SC 2000
Elstree aerodrome, which I had bought by telephone at an aircraft auction in Toulouse. Once it had trained Nato pilots inp 41 SC 2000
the airfield in north London. She was surprised by the aircraft in the hangars, by their rough, riveted skins and thep 43 SC 2000
curiously elated, as if I had stepped unharmed from an aircraft accident that had injured my fellow-passengers. The sweat and stenchp 74 SC 2000
I joined the fast corniche road to Golfe-Juan a publicity aircraft was towing its pennant above the lighthouse at La Garoupep 118 SC 2000
the confectionery aisles. As I drove towards Cannes a light aircraft was taking off from the Cannes-Mandelieu airport near La Boccap 148 SC 2000
Jaguar's roof, but I let this pass, and watched the aircraft climb across La Napoule Bay. Layers of dust and humidityp 148 SC 2000
the access roads that led to the small airport. Single-engined aircraft were parked in their green collapsible hangars, like the canopiesp 148 SC 2000
hung over everything, gathering the same dust as the model aircraft strung from the ceiling, the same sediment of past timep 149 SC 2000
another dream that had died here, within earshot of the aircraft that patrolled the beaches of Cannes and Juan-les-Pins, advertising thep 149 SC 2000
glanced sceptically at the pages, his curiosity roused by the aircraft illustrations. He wandered out to the swimming pool, where hep 174 SC 2000
They screen something out.‘ ‘Bird droppings and toilet wastes from aircraft using Nice Airport. Then people worry about security inside theirp 257 SC 2000
flashbulbs, the television lights and the distant drone of advertising aircraft, he raised the mortar in a proud gesture, his nostrilsp 355 SC 2000
the sky. Half a mile to the north, a single-engined aircraft was heading towards us, towing a long green pennant likep 357 SC 2000
news programmes. Penrose listened to the last drone of the aircraft echoing through the valleys towards the coast. Barely able top 359 SC 2000
the meat from a lobster claw. ‘Paul, what sort of aircraft was it? Someone should have jotted down the registration numberp 359 SC 2000
He snatched at the air, trying to seize the miniature aircraft, no larger than a gnat against his outstretched hand. ‘Thosep 364 SC 2000
me while the huge lift, almost as large as an aircraft carrier's, sank towards the basement. ‘It's taken you a longp 375 SC 2000
Assignment Light touched the wings and tail-fins of the parked aircraft, warming the cold metal as the first hint of dawnp 387 SC 2000
for an early flight. Parked beyond the perimeter wire, the aircraft had kept me company during the night. Unable to sleepp 387 SC 2000
fixed on the silent sky, as if expecting a long-awaited aircraft to fly over the hospital and break the spell. Hep 26 MP 2003
bricky enclaves around Heathrow and Gatwick. The ceaseless roar of aircraft would drive out any future thoughts of revolution. Richard Gouldp 204 MP 2003
covered with bird droppings and speckled with oil from the aircraft flying into Heathrow. Next to the Jaguar was a pick-upp 242 MP 2003
cars, the chain-link fencing and the tail fins of taxiing aircraft had drawn closer, part of a conspiracy to attack thep 251 MP 2003
for Richard Gould to call me. The noise of the aircraft at Heathrow still drummed inside my head, almost drowning Richard'sp 270 MP 2003
lit their Craven A cigarettes as they leaned against their aircraft. The public had been seized by a dream of speedp 19 KC 2006
good cause -- the widows of pilots who died in aircraft accidents. After forty years he must have known a goodp 29 KC 2006
of test pilots of the 1960s, privately published by long-ago aircraft companies -- Fairey, De Havilland, Avro -- signed and dedicatedp 53 KC 2006
empire died when Singapore surrendered without a fight and our aircraft proved no match for the highly trained Zero pilots. Evenp 21 ML 2008
his wife. One bomb, dropped by accident from a Chinese aircraft, struck the Great World Amusement Park near the racecourse inp 25 ML 2008
friend's bedroom, staring at his toy soldiers and the model aircraft we had played with happily for so many hours. Preoccupiedp 60 ML 2008
waves of B-29 bombers appeared in the sky, immense four-engined aircraft that bombed the airfield, Shanghai dockyards and railway junctions. Theyp 98 ML 2008
camp to capture him. The sight of these advanced American aircraft gave me a new focus of adolescent veneration. As thep 98 ML 2008
Spitfires and Hurricanes of the British Embassy newsreels. The American aircraft had sprung from the advertisement pages of Life and Collier'sp 99 ML 2008
E Block took for granted the superiority of the advanced aircraft flying over their heads. Despite the catastrophe that befell thep 99 ML 2008
counting the screw-hooks from which I had hung my model aircraft. The house seemed strange, and I felt that it shouldp 109 ML 2008
dens. An American cruiser moored off the Bund, and American aircraft landed at Lunghua airfield, but the transfer of power tookp 111 ML 2008
had ‘checked out on twin-engines‘ (was authorised to fly twin-engined aircraft) before her husband. To her annoyance, he was never ablep 177 ML 2008
of his students on a field trip to a Douglas aircraft plant, but they had been bored by the whole venturep 220 ML 2008
attacking the airfield next to Lunghua Camp, and the fighter aircraft move in slow motion in the eyes of the watchingp 257 ML 2008