FRONTIER BY AIR: Brazil Takes the Sky Road by Alice Rogers Hager

FRONTIER BY AIR: Brazil Takes the Sky Road

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Air adventure and good will gesture adroitly combined, as the author of Wings Over the Americas, as guest of the Brazilian government, reports on her 15,000 mile air journey in the summer of 1941, taken in military planes with Air Force pilots. Jungles, towns, cities in the wilderness, airports, ranches; interviews with President Vargas, officials, hosts and their families, servants; the panorama of the airplane opening up routes impossible on the ground, many of them dangerous and exciting. She records the omnipresent friendliness and courtesy, the many stops, the accident that lost them their Bellanca, and the transfer to a Lockbeed. There is a story in itself of Miss Jackie Martin's picture taking and the situations thus created. An excellent aeronautical and ground picture of various aspects of Brazil -- geographical, social, economic, industrial.

Pub Date: Sept. 22nd, 1942
Publisher: Macmillan