FAMOUS FIRSTS IN AVIATION by Jesse Davidson

FAMOUS FIRSTS IN AVIATION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Arranged one ""first"" to a page, this terse statistic and photo-filled catalogue recalls such technical breakthroughs as ""first controllable pitch propeller,"" ""first crop-dusting by airplane,"" and ""first pressurized transport plane."" Some more famous aeronautical feats are included though such headliners as Lindbergh and Earhart don't make the grade and the human side of flying (aside from numberless ""first"" fatalities mentioned offhandedly throughout) is largely ignored. Mediocre writing, aimed strictly at airplane buffs.

Pub Date: Nov. 20th, 1974
Page count: 72pp
Publisher: Putnam