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This book covers the author's flying career from the finish of World War II until his final appointment as CO of the Naval Test Squadron at Boscombe Down. Having had an outstanding wartime record 'Mike' Crosley became heavily involved with the introduction of Britain's first carrier-borne jet aircraft. The book explains how modern techniques, such as the angled flight deck, steam catapult and decklanding mirror sights were developed and tested. At Boscombe down he developed the 'hand's-off' launch technique for the Buccaneer which saved it from probable cancellation at a very difficult time for British naval aviation.
The author's first book, They Gave Me a Seafire' related his wartime service. He retired from the Navy at fifty and became a teacher of physics until cataracts forced him to stop. He retired to the Isle of Wight and is now particularly keen on sailing his 27-foot sailing boat from Cowes. He finds it the next best thing to flying.