White Water Landings

White Water Landings is the memoir of Geoffrey Pett of his early days, his recruitment by Imperial Airways, and his career with the Empire Flying Boats in Africa. Geoffrey joined Imperial Airways at age eighteen – one of six Commercial

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Remarkable and significant piece of aviation history

Geoffrey Pett's recollections of his work as an Imperial Airways ground services employee in the 1930s in Africa are a remarkable and significant piece of aviation and colonial history.... The responsibilities he had in his twenties for the safe and smooth airline operations were extraordinary; the technical, logistical, managerial and social ingenuity expected of uniformed young men in the bush and in colonial cities and towns was astonishing.... As a contribution to knowledge about fledgling civil air transport, White Water Landings is a peerless revelation...

Professor Gordon Pirie Deputy Director, African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town

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