Aviation and Aerospace books on Hatfield and related topics

This section is an easy-reference compilation of the various books on aviation in Hatfield and the famous companies, competitions, planes, pilots and other aspects linked to it, with links to Amazon.com. Copies can usually be found in local libraries and archives (but that probably doesn't help if you're looking for a gift!).


Please note: widget links to Amazon.com are included below, and clicking on these links will take you directly to their site. All pricing information and details displayed within a widget link comes directly from Amazon. Where there is no price information it indicates that the item is out of stock (and in some cases out of print).

Please note: this page is still being developed.



Aviation at Hatfield

Hatfield Aerodrome: A History by Philip J Birtles


Panshanger Aerodrome by Michael Packham




Airspeed by D H Middleton


Airspeed Aircraft since 1931 by H A Taylor



Sky Fever by Sir Geoffrey de Havilland


Time to Fly by Sir Alan J Cobham


Twenty-Thousand Miles in a Flying Boat by Sir Alan J Cobham

Details the 17 November 1927 - 31 May 1928 – 20,000 mile Wakefield Flight of Survey around Africa in Shorts Singapore flying boat (G-EDUP), with Captain H V Worrall as co-pilot.


Slide Rule: The Autobiography of an Engineer by Nevil Shute

Includes early days at de Havilland (Stag Lane), with Vickers on the R.100 airship and founding Airspeed (till leaving in 1938).


Arise to Conquer by Wing Commander Ian Gleed DFC

Part fiction, part autobiography, it is a well written and detailed account of life as an RAF fighter pilot in the darkest days of WWII.


Fighter Leader by Norman Franks

A detailed autobiography of Wing Commander Gleed


Films and documentaries

There are a number of films and documentaries which also relate to aviation at Hatfield.

Please click here to for links to Hatfield-related Films and TV programmes



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