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The Boy Lard
22nd Jun 2002, 15:12
Many years ago (20+) as a nipper I was given a book by my Grandfather called "Into the Silk". (author not known)

It was the story of the Irving parachute and the stories of how it had saved lives thus allowing the savees into the Caterpillar Club. It also went on to talk about the Martin Baker ejection seat which also used the Irving parachute.

This was the very first aviation related book I'd ever read and it captivated me completely, I must have read it 20 times!

Anyway what I am trying to say is that I no longer have this book, it must have got lost during my many moves, but if anyone knows of this book and where I might be able to get a copy I would be eternally grateful as it was this book that got me hooked on flying.

Please feel free to mail me via my profile or post here.

Thanks in anticipation.


22nd Jun 2002, 16:49
Try http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0583127932/qid=1024764433/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_0_3/202-0968791-2440642 - That may be what your looking for.

Or you can try http://dogbert.abebooks.com/abe/BookSearch

I have control
22nd Jun 2002, 16:50
It is out of print, but www.bookfinder.com has currently got 4 used copies listed of Into the Silk by Ian Mackersey.

The Boy Lard
22nd Jun 2002, 17:26
Thank you both, I'll give bookfinder a bash.

You may have made a not so old man very happy!

TBL:) :)

24th Jun 2002, 10:55
Just to hijack the thread...
Im looking for:
Engineering for Life, The story of Martin Baker by John Jewel.
Anyone out there got a copy?
I've tried all the usual suspects.....no luck so far.

6th Jul 2002, 18:14
Thanks to this web site I've now got the book!! Whoopee!!!!!:D