Take Off was originally launched in 1988 as a unique aviation reference work which gave a clear, comprehensive and vivid insight into the world of aviation.
In more than 3,700 pages, Take Off put the reader into the flying seat, exploring aspects of aviation ranging from test flying to accident investigation.
Vivid first-hand pilot accounts captured the excitement and terror of aerial combat. Features on civil operations explored the explosive growth of aviation, from North Sea helicopter resupply to aerial firefighting over the Canadian bush.
These few pages are from a larger and fully revised edition that was developed for the Japanese market but never went ahead, again due to the Japanese tsunami of March 2011.