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Blade Slap: A Year With The RAF Chinook Display Team by Tom Mercer

Product code: BLADESLAP

Have you ever wondered what it takes to the fly the RAF's tandem-rotor heavy-lift helicopter? Ever thought about the amount of work that goes into preparing for the annual airshow display season? Throughout 2018, author and photographer Tom Mercer had unprecedented access to the UK Chinook Force and for the first time ever will take you behind the scenes of the Royal Air Force Chinook Display Team.

Read all about the work that goes into the display work-up, the all-important Public Display Approval and key moments from across one of the team's busiest ever airshow seasons. And if that weren't enough, you'll get to see what daily life entails on an operational RAF squadron.

A project of this size has never been attempted with a frontline asset before, but thanks to the Royal Air Force, Joint Helicopter Command and RAF Odiham, Tom has been able to capture an insight into the RAF's centenary year in all its glory.

£19.00

Blade Slap: A Year With The RAF Chinook Display Team by Tom Mercer

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Former Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show I’ve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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