Highflight shopfromtWelcome to Highflight

Second hand bookshop with a specialism in Aviation books

Situated in the historic market town of Dingwall, Highflight second hand books contains a stock of books of local interest, Scottish books, books on history, travel writing, volumes of folio’s, reference books, books to suit all ages on many subjects including military history, natural history, biographies and transport, aviation being my specialism.

There are books to satisfy the general reader and books to meet more specialist needs. May I welcome you to my e-commerce store which I am sure will build on my successful shop opened in 2011 and continue the quality and service you have come to expected at Highflight Books.

High Flight

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue,
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew -
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untresspassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

Pilot Officer Gillespie Magee
No 412 squadron, RCAF
Killed 11 December 1941