Paul Blackah joined the RAF in 1976 and trained as an airframe fitter. In 1993 he was posted to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. His specialized knowledge of vintage aircraft is considered crucial to the maintenance of the aircraft in the flight. In the 1990s Paul was closely involved in the restoration-to-flight of the Messerschmitt Bf109F 'Black 6'. He is co-author with Alfred Price of the Supermarine Spitfire Manual. He lives in Lincolnshire, England.
Malcolm Lowe has written for journals and periodicals world-wide on aviation, space-flight, classic cars and ships, and has built a reputation for careful and authoritative research, based where possible on original documentation and photography. He has also written for more than thirty magazines world-wide, and most recently has been an historical contributor to such leading magazines as Aeroplane Monthly in Britain, Flieger Magazin and Aero International in Germany and Popular Mechanics in the US. He is a resident of Dorset, England.