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Farther and Faster; Aviation's Adventuring Years, 1909-1939

Gwynn-Jones, Terry

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ISBN 10: 1560980001 / ISBN 13: 9781560980001
Published by Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington DC, 1991
Condition: Very good Hardcover
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xviii, 333, [1] pages. Illustrations. Appendices. Source Notes. Bibliographical Note. Bibliography. Index. Pencil erasure residue on fep. Terry Gwynn-Jones served fourteen years as a fighter pilot and jet instructor with the British, Canadian, and Australian air forces before joining Australia's Department of Civil Aviation as an examiner of airmen. In 1975, with another ex-R.A.F. pilot, he set an around-the-world speed record for piston-engined aircraft. He has written numerous books on aviation and was a consultant and writer for the Time-Life Epic of Flight series. Chronicles the golden age of aviation from the perspective of the dual goals of speed and distance, describing the airplane's practical advances: first regarded primarily as a novelty, it gained recognition as an effective tool of war and finally, as an accepted vehicle for public transportation. Lists of-World maximum speed records for land planes-World records for distance in a closed circuit for land planes-World records for distance in a straight line for land planes-major international air races-major U.S. air races. Bookseller Inventory # 75012

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Title: Farther and Faster; Aviation's Adventuring ...

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington DC

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very good

Edition: First Printing [Stated].

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