About the Author
After taking a degree in Modern Chinese and Japanese at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University, he became, among other things, a professional translator of Japanese scientific and technical material. This included Japanese rocket tests. He also wrote for magazines in the Far East.
His fluency and understanding of English, French, and Japanese coupled with his extensive travels in Europe, the USA, and the Far East have enabled him to see air travel and aviation from many perspectives. His book Air Crashes and Miracle Landings is a classic, retelling and explaining some sixty incidents that have helped make flying so unbelievably safe today. The present book, PLANE CLEVER, evolved in part from his Flying Dictionary intended to explain the technical terms in that book.