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The Air Staff and AEW
« on: January 24, 2013, 11:22:06 am »
Evening all,

Well, this book shares many things with the Nimrod AEW.3 - delay, rewrite, shelving, more delay - but it is now taking shape. Adrian is working on the layout and I've been checking the proof. We even have a cover! (I would show it if I knew how to post images)

So, I'm hoping to have it available by the end of Feb (wasn't that what GEC said?) Then I'll be getting stuck into my next book for Crecy (if they like my idea when I see them next week)

So, fingers crossed, it'll be out soon.

Thanks for your patience

Chris

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Re: The Air Staff and AEW
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 11:40:29 am »
Fixed it for you   ;)

Looking forward to it as it should provide quite a bit of inspiration for the Project Cancelled SIG SMW 2013 theme (Joe's certainly stuck in already from the BattleFlight data  ;D)

Would you prefer if we ordered via the publishers or wait for Amazon ?

Cheers

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Re: The Air Staff and AEW
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2013, 11:58:24 am »
(edit 2: Geoff provided the cover image, but it's visible to SecretProjects subscribers only)

I'm looking forward to this...
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Re: The Air Staff and AEW
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2013, 01:13:05 pm »
Aw thanks Geoff!

You'll get it quicker from me, but Amazon will be cheaper cos I have to charge postage. I don't know how they do it.

I'll let you know when it's ready, so don't be sending any money yet (I'll only spend most of it on beer, women and not-so-fast cars, the rest I'll squander)

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Re: The Air Staff and AEW
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2013, 08:17:54 pm »
Update!

Adrian and I are just about finished The Air Staff and AEW - Awaiting one bloke to get back to me. Then it's final tweaks, send it to Ed the Geordie and I'll check the proof when I get back home at the end of the month.

With a bit of luck, it should be available by the middle of April.

48 pages, 68 images including Adrian's artwork, my drawings, company drawings, colour and mono photos.

Contents


Intro and Acks
1)  Origins of Airborne Warning and Control
2)  AEW in Service at Last
3)  ASR.387 - The Early Contenders...
4)  Brough's Andover
5)  ASR.400 - AEW for the Eighties
6)  The First Nimrod Debacle
7)  Turning the Screw
8)  After the Battle

Air Staff and AEW Timeline

App 1 Radar Aspects of UK AEW Developments
App 2 LAWACS and other Woodford Studies
App 3 Requirements

Glossary, Refs and Index

Geoff, can you copy the image from SPF please, I've just put a rig boot through my screen.


Chris
 
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Re: The Air Staff and AEW
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2013, 12:17:34 am »
Update!

With a bit of luck, it should be available by the middle of April.


Hopefully it will be available at the Scottish Nationals in Perth at the end of April then  ;D

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Re: The Air Staff and AEW
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2013, 02:07:44 am »
Excellent news Chris, look forward to picking it up and reading it next month  :thumbsup:
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Re: The Air Staff and AEW
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2013, 12:47:09 pm »
Itís here at last!
The Air Staff and AEW is now available. Complements The Admiralty and AEW wonderfully and even Evie the cat (Skomerís replacement) likes it.





Available for £9.95 plus P+P (first class / airmail in a stiffy) as of now.
Postage rates:
UK Ė First class - £1.60
Europe - £4.95(Air Mail)
Rest of World - £7.20 (Air Mail)

Paypal's best, please send payments to blue.envoy.services@googlemail.com for rapid response. Cheques take ages to clear.

I will endeavour to post same day if Iím at home or Mrs CJ will post each weekend if Iím away.
Amazon might be cheaper, I donít know how they do it, but not quicker as I have to post them to the distributor in Sussex, who sends them to Fife, who posts them to you. Think of all that CO2 being generated, but more importantly you'll get it quicker and that means whifffing sooner.

Chris

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Re: The Air Staff and AEW
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2013, 03:25:33 pm »
Copy duly ordered  :thumbsup:, look forward to reading it and see what we can build from it  :thumbsup:
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Re: The Air Staff and AEW
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2013, 03:31:14 pm »
Copy duly ordered  :thumbsup:, look forward to reading it and see what we can build from it  :thumbsup:
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Re: The Air Staff and AEW
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2013, 05:43:25 pm »
Just sent my payment.
Now all I have to do is lay in wait for the postie.
Er, and then read the book, of course.

Oh, PS. Amazon won't be cheaper - they still have it as "out of stock". ;)
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Re: The Air Staff and AEW
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2013, 10:43:05 pm »
That's because they are.

I only got them from the printer yesterday afternoon.

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Re: The Air Staff and AEW
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2013, 11:46:04 pm »
Update!

With a bit of luck, it should be available by the middle of April.


Hopefully it will be available at the Scottish Nationals in Perth at the end of April then  ;D

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That's because they are.

I only got them from the printer yesterday afternoon.

Chris

So not going to be available at the Scottish Nationals in Perth as that's this weekend!  :banghead:

Menas more money to spend on other things then  ;D

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Re: The Air Staff and AEW
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2013, 11:52:26 pm »
Ping me the money today and you'll have it tomorrow morning.

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Re: The Air Staff and AEW
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2013, 02:53:19 am »
Just ordered mine too! :thumbsup:
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