Sydney-born, London-based Charles Kennedy is an author of aviation books including Jetliners Of The Red Star, covering the history of air travel in the Soviet Union, and the Haynes Owners Workshop Manual for the Boeing 707. He has collaborated with Sam Chui on Air 3 and Air 747, and with Guy Van Herbruggen on a three-volume history of the Flying Tiger Line, and a history of the MD-11. He is a regular features writer for Airliner World, Aviation News, FlyPast and Airways, and has appeared on CNN, BBC and other media. Piloting includes fast jet experience on the MiG-15, Jet Provost and L-39 Albatross, as well as the Mustang and Harvard. He is also a musician and tour guide.