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Around-the-World Flights: A History by Patrick M. Stinson

By Patrick M. Stinson

for the reason that Wilbur and Orville Wright’s first machine-powered flight, adventurers have contemplated the possibility of flying all over the world. even though within the early twentieth century the assumption appeared as believable as touring to Mars, aviators made their first makes an attempt within the wake of global struggle I and feature by no means seemed again. This historical past of around-the-world flights explores the recreation, beginning with the 1st tentative trips that allowed altering plane en course because of anticipated breakdowns. as soon as flying machines established trustworthy functionality over worldwide distances, a interval of one-upmanship emerged, with every one new enterprise striving to outdo the former one. this present day, regardless of foreign air shuttle having turn into regimen, aviators try to set files, now utilizing unconventional plane and gasoline assets. Paying tribute to the aiding group of workers in addition to to the flight captains on the focal point, this paintings celebrates aviation’s endured spirit of adventure.

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