The continent of Africa is steeped in aviation history and stories
of the personalities, the airlines and the aircraft involved abound,
some already published and others still to come.
Winston Brent, aviation enthusiast, author and owner of Freeworld Publications is well known in the aviation world for his tireless pursuit of African Aviation History and for authoring and publishing many books on the subject.
As a young teenager Winston would spend many moments viewing the Venturas, Dakotas, Skymasters and Harvards as they passed directly overhead the family farm between East London and Port Elizabeth. He started to record the serials of the aircraft passing overhead by using the family telescope.
passion for aircraft and flying never declined and when he was unable to
pursue his wish to fly, he switched to recording serials and studying the
various aircraft in Southern Africa.
he published his next title “African Military Aviation”, in A5 format, 288
pages. It is still regarded as a reference book on military aircraft