Fittall the Flyer


(3 customer reviews)

Fittall the Flyer is the thrilling tale of a New Zealand fighter pilot named Vaughan Fittall.

Vaughan was just an ordinary New Zealander who had grown up making model planes and watching the pilots take-off and land at his local airfield. But he desperately wanted to fly, so when WWII broke out he jumped at the chance to join the New Zealand airforce.

Vaughan soon found himself in the thick of battle over Europe fighting for our freedom, but he was one of the lucky ones who survived the war. His story illustrates the immense bravery of all of the men and women who have served in the New Zealand Defence Force, and whose sacrifices should never be forgotten.

Fittall the Flyer includes a foreword from the founder of the famous Warbirds Over Wanaka airshow, Sir Tim Wallis.

Plus, $5 from your purchase will go to the RSA to support New Zealand’s veterans and their families.

Suitable for children 5 to 9 years of age.

3 reviews for Fittall the Flyer

  1. Larry Hill (verified owner)

    I can highly recommend this book for young readers – it is a good story well laid out and well illustrated. A great book for the young reader

  2. Gary Graham

    Highly recommended. Fantastic story and graphics that kids will love… as will adults!

  3. Lisa Clough

    A lovely, informative story about following your dreams and facing fears. Suitable for young and older readers.

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Fittall the Flyer has been designed to engage and educate children about New Zealand’s incredible contribution to the Second World War.

It will appeal to children between the ages of 5 and 9, but it’s got something for everyone and I guarantee you’ll be reading it yourself long after the kids have gone to sleep.


250mm X 240mm


Toby Butland



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