A FLIER'S WORLD by Wolfgang Langewiesche


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A collection of articles on flight which embrace not only the scientific aspects but also personal adventures and interpretations. For the author, through years of flying, can tell, almost in layman's terms, the secrets of air, structure and construction of planes; tales of the pioneers; the paradoxes and contradictions of familiar logic and aerial sensitivity; -- he makes clear the progress from the theoretical to the practical as years of experience uncovered facts that could be applied to airborne actuality. There is a section on ocean flights and the ""how-gozit"" of commercial flying; on weather, wind and allied fronts; on an air view of the world and its history; on private flying; A book for the enthusiast, professional or amateur, which should indicate a wide market, and almost as interesting for the both-feet-on-the-ground reader.

Pub Date: May 8th, 1951
Publisher: McGraw-Hill