Hangar Flying is about the ‘other side’ of aviation — the Aircraft Maintenance Engineers who work behind the scenes to keep the planes flying. From post-war Britain, through cold war Europe, South East Asia, the Middle East and the Canadian Arctic, to working as a regulator for the National Aviation Authorities of the United Kingdom and Canada, the author recounts his experiences in military and civil aviation during a lifetime in aircraft maintenance.
Brian Whitehead was born in the UK but has lived in Canada since 1974. Until recently, he worked for Transport Canada. He is now retired, and lives in Ottawa with his wife, June.