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Balloons, Bleriots and Barnstormers: 200 Years of Flying For Fun
 

Balloons, Bleriots and Barnstormers: 200 Years of Flying For Fun (Paperback)

By Goodrum, Alastair

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This is the definitive history of recreational flying in the East Midlands. Since time immemorial ordinary people have flocked to gaze upon daring feats in the hope of witnessing some death-defying or even death-inducing act. Aeronautics was turned into a public spectacle and exp...loited financially from its very beginning and thus it has remained ever since. The book sets out to elaborate upon those concepts in the East Midlands, and demonstrates that the region is truly representative of the progress of general aviation in this country as a whole over two centuries. The history covers balloons for shows and sports, the pre-First World War period, women aviators, Sir Alan Cobham, through to private and small air taxi flying operations, Amy Johnson, and continuing up to the present day. This illustrated book enables the reader to feel the euphoria and frustrations of the flyers, and experience the same excitement as the people who actually witnessed their efforts.
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ISBN 9780752445168
Released NZ 10 Mar 2009
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Format Paperback
Availability
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ISBN-13 9780752445168
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Imprint The History Press Ltd
Released 10 Mar 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Goodrum, Alastair
Category Air Sports & Recreations
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 172mm
Height: 248mm
Spine: 10mm
Dewey Code 797.5
Weight 700g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Private flying - England - East Midlands - History, Aeronautics - England - East Midlands - History
NBS Text General Sport & Fitness Training
ONIX Text General/trade

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