Aviation Century: The Golden Age
by Ron Dick & Dan Patterson
Book is filled with tales of romance & adventure, of daring & bravado, as pilots break records, astound the public and prepare for war. Between the World Wars a new wave of aviation pioneers took the technological advances forged in the heat of battle and applied them to aircraft in exciting new ways. An unprecedented growth in the manufacture of affordable light aircraft occurred, providing ambitious, extraordinary individuals with the means to conquer the sky. Aviators raced to be the first to fly over oceans, cross jungles and ice caps, look down on the continents' highest peaks, and travel distances faster than ever before. Many aviators died trying to achieve aeronautical immortality. Aerial daredevils entertained a wide audience through flying circuses and air shows.
288 pgs, HB w/dust jacket, 9x11, 320 color and b&w photos, bibliography, index.