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Around-the-world flights : a history

Author: Patrick M Stinson
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This history of around-the-world flights explores the endeavor, starting with the first tentative journeys that allowed changing aircraft en route due to expected breakdowns. Paying tribute to the supporting personnel as well as to the flight captains at the center of attention, this work celebrates aviation's continued spirit of adventure"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick M Stinson
ISBN: 9780786462827 0786462825
OCLC Number: 707825572
Description: v, 261 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. First Around --
2. Another Way to Fly --
3. Winnie Mae Replies --
4. As Long as it takes --
5. Racing Againts Time --
6. Fate Unknown --
7. Skirting the Winds of War --
8. Worldwide Perimeter --
9. Globe Girdlers from David-Monthan --
10. Surplus Warbirds Circle the Globe --
11. Power Flite and Westbound --
12. Over the Poles --
13. Reinventing the Airplane --
14. Global Power
Responsibility: Patrick M. Stinson.

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"This history of around-the-world flights explores the endeavor, starting with the first tentative journeys that allowed changing aircraft en route due to expected breakdowns. Paying tribute to the supporting personnel as well as to the flight captains at the center of attention, this work celebrates aviation's continued spirit of adventure"--Provided by publisher.

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"Mankind's fascination with flying, fueled by the desire to be the first, the best, and the only, inspired the stories that make up this book. The stories within tell of the past the present and the Read more...

 
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