Heroic Flights

Heroic Flights

The First 100 Years of Aviation

John Frayn Turner

Publication date:
December 2003
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
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A century after the Wright Brothers first took to the air, the author records those moments of aviation history that stand out from all the others for their pioneering bravery or gallantry in the face of the enemy. A fascinating potpourri embracing the whole story of aviation from those first faltering flights, through the conquest of the world by flight, the drama of war in the air, right up to the present day and the four ill-fated flights of September 11th 2001. Each story is a superb description of the great moments in the history of aviation

A superb read for both the layman and aviation specialist alike