“20 West should be on the must read list for anyone aspiring to a career in aviation”
Max Tams, Private Pilot

“From child to engineer to pilot and all the excitement in-between. Captivating!”
Ian Taylor, Chief Executive, Line Up Aviation

20 West book by author Steve Ford

20 West

A journey through six decades of turbulent change within aviation

by Steve Ford

Discover the evolution of aviation through six transformative decades in '20 West,' a captivating book where aerospace engineering and human emotion converge. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of aviation history, pilot experiences, and aircraft development that transcends mere memoir.

Dive into a riveting journey that covers everything from propeller-driven transport planes to state-of-the-art, wide-body double-deckers reminiscent of science fiction. '20 West' isn't just a dry recounting of the commercial aerospace industry or a solitary career chronicle. Instead, it offers a nuanced collection of flying stories, snapshots filled with humour and heartache, narrating the lives of aviators and ground crew alike. Explore the multifaceted world of flight school, operations, air and ground crew life, and the highs and lows of flight test.

Intrigued by the complexities of the aviation airline industry? '20 West' is the key to unlocking a treasure trove of aviation memories and stories that will grip you from start to finish.

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