FROM AIRBUS TO ZEPPELIN


FROM AIRBUS TO ZEPPELIN

NORMAN FERGUSON    Book Number: 86003    Product format: Hardback

Amos Root was the editor and publisher of the unlikely sounding aviation magazine Gleanings in Bee Culture. On 20th September 1904 Root was given the opportunity to spend time with the Wright brothers as they tested their latest flying machine, the Wright Flyer II, at the world's first aerodrome in Dayton, Ohio. The brothers were not keen on promotion as they wished to protect their commercial secrets. Root's recollections are reprinted here. There are unusual pictures like Harriet Quimby in Bleriot monoplane in 1911, fantastic records of unusual shapes in the sky, flying under bridges, lists of women aviators, the bomber pilot William Reid from Glasgow, Quick Reaction Alert (QRA), Eurofighter Typhoon Fighters, and novels about flying such as Nevil Shute's 1948 No Highway. Shute had been a co-founder of the Airspeed aircraft manufacturing company. A fantastic A-Z of facts, figures, quotes and statistics like mottos for the RAF squadron, mighty machines, colour schemes and oh so much more. 144 fact packed pages. Illus.
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ISBN 9780750968386
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