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By Heather Lehr Wagner

ISBN-10: 0791072126

ISBN-13: 9780791072127

ISBN-10: 0791074978

ISBN-13: 9780791074978

Well-known Flyers highlights aviators who encouraged pop culture throughout the early 1900s, international conflict I and II, and the chilly battle. This sequence combines heritage and enjoyment examining in a fast paced narrative of the lives of a few of the main recognized, and notorious, aviators of the twentieth century. Lindbergh flew on my own from long island to Paris for over 33 hours in may possibly 1927, turning into the 1st individual to fly effectively around the Atlantic Ocean. examine this intriguing accomplishment, in addition the tragedy that came about the Lindberghs whilst their son was once abducted and murdered.

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It was a revolutionary time. Aviators had never addressed these kinds of numbers and problems. What would happen when rough weather limited a pilot’s contact with the ground? The planes would need to operate in all kinds of weather or else passengers would not trust the schedules. Would all passengers need to be given a parachute in the event of an emergency landing? And if so, would they be willing to put it on before takeoff? It would mean that women would need to wear pants. And how would pilots communicate to passengers in the event of a forced landing?

It marked the first airmail delivered to South America. By now, Lindbergh was also serving as a technical adviser to the fledgling Pan American Airways, and the Caribbean tour provided the airline with valuable data about technical obstacles to international flights, as well as the economic and political problems that such a venture might encounter. q 11/21/02 2:41 PM Page 64 64 CHARLES LINDBERGH The couple traveled everywhere together. Charles wanted his wife to share his love of flying—and she did.

At one point, the king leaned forward and asked, “Now tell me, Captain Lindbergh. There is one thing I want to know. ” Lindbergh explained that a hole in his wicker seat contained a funnel, which drained waste into an aluminum container. The corked container had then been disposed somewhere over the French countryside. His curiosity satisfied, the king presented Charles with the Air Force Cross, the highest peacetime honor given to non-British pilots. Charles had hoped to spend more time seeing Europe, possibly even flying on to the Far East.

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