Winging it! : the adventures of Tim Wallis / Neville Peat.
By: Peat, Neville.
Contributor(s): Peat, Neville. Hurricane Tim.Material type: BookPublisher: Dunedin, N.Z. : Longacre Press, 2006Description: 134 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 187736150X (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Wallis, Tim, Sir. -- Juvenile literature | Wallis, Tim, Sir | Wallis, Tim, Sir, 1938- -- Juvenile literature | Wallis, Timothy -- Juvenile literature | Air pilots -- New Zealand -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Deer farmers -- New Zealand -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Businessmen -- New Zealand -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Air pilots -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Deer farmers -- Biography | Businessmen -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Wallis, Tim, Sir | Young adult non-fiction -- Juvenile literature | Wallis, Tim | Deer hunting -- New Zealand -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Deer farming -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Aeronautics -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Hurricane (Fighter plane) -- Juvenile literature | Aeroplanes, Military -- Conservation and restoration -- New Zealand -- Juvenile literature | Deer farmers New Zealand Biography | Air pilots -- New Zealand -- Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Teen nonfiction. | Children's nonfiction.DDC classification: Cz629.13092
Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Take a wild animal (red deer) in plague numbers, spread them across a remote and rugged terrain, throw in helicopters hell-bent on shooting or recovering them live, then add a daring pilot called Tim Wallis u these are the ingredients of a whirlwind adventure story. This is Tim's story. It's about the way he built a career and a multi-million-dollar business out of a weekend hobby, deer-stalking. It's about how he used helicopters where they'd never been before, and about exploring new frontiers in New Zealand and other parts of the world. Tim u Sir Tim at formal occasions u is a pioneer of the deer industry in New Zealand and that passion has taken him from Canada to Vanuatu and even Siberia. Since the mid-1980s he has ventured into tourism and vintage warplanes. He's collected Second World War fighter aircraft from around the world and every two years the planes can be seen in action at Warbirds Over Wanaka, an event Tim Wallis founded in 1988. Tim has had quite a few accidents in his time; when he was 30 his helicopter hit power lines and crashed. He was told he may never walk again. But he did. In 1996 he crashed a Spitfire and suffered shocking head injuries.This time the doctors said he might not live. But he did. Tim's a survivor. He has a rare kind of fighting spirit, drive and courage. In New Zealand, where heroes are mostly found in sport, he's legendary. An action-packed and inspirational story for young New Zealanders.
Daring and determined -- A coaster at Christ's College -- Deer-stalking after work -- 'Lord of the choppers' -- Airborne deer -- Tim's 'navy' -- Drama in Russia -- Warbirds -- Survival -- Tim's way.
New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2007 Finalist.
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