Rowland White
Agent(s): Mark Lucas

Rowland White has had a passion for aviation since a young age. He learnt to paraglide in 1993 during a year spent teaching in Zimbabwe, and has held a pilot’s licence since 1998. He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and three children and works in publishing. He is the author of Vulcan 607; the bestselling account of the RAF’s raid on Port Stanley airfield, as well as Phoenix Squadron, Storm FrontThe Big Book of Flight and Into the Black which tells the dramatic true story of the first flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia. It’s a thrilling race against time; a gripping high stakes cold-war story, and a celebration of a beyond the state-of-the-art machine that, hailed as one of the seven new wonders of the world, rekindled our passion for spaceflight.

In his latest book the Sunday Times bestseller, Harrier 809 Rowland combines ground-breaking research with the pace of a thriller, to reveal the full story of the fleet’s knife-edge fight for survival for the first time, and show how the little jump jet went from airshow novelty to sealing its reputation as an icon of British aviation, alongside the Spitfire and the Hurricane.