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Pioneer aviators of the world : a biographical dictionary of the first pilots of 100 countries
Pioneer aviators of the world : a biographical dictionary of the first pilots of 100 countries
by:Matthews, Hart,
Most people recognize the Wright Brothers as the first in flight--in 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. But few know that the next aviator, a Brazilian, flew almost three years later and was nevertheless widely credited as being the first in flight. Or that a world-famous Hungarian escapologist made the first flights in Australia, then never flew again. Or that in Spain the first public display of a flying machine led to religious riots. This book provides information about the first pilots from a hundred countries. A brief biography and a description of his or her attempts to fly are provided for each early aviator (except in a very few cases where facts are hard to find). A "flight" is defined as that made by a "heavier-than-air machine capable of taking off from ground level carrying a pilot, who controls to some degree the ascent, descent and path of the machine."--Back cover.
Jefferson, N.C. :McFarland & Co., 2003.
Book
ISBN: 9780786415229, 0786415223, 0786438800, 9780786438808
OCLC: 51728682

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Aces of the air
Aces of the air
by Mason, Francis K.
New York, N.Y. :Mayflower Books : ©1981.
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ISBN: 9780831731809, 083173180X
Wilbur and Orville : a biography of the Wright Brothers
Wilbur and Orville : a biography of the Wright Brothers
by Howard, Fred,
London :Hale, 1988, ©1987.
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ISBN: 0709032447, 9780709032441
The lost pilots : the spectacular rise and scandalous fall of aviation's golden couple
The lost pilots : the spectacular rise and scandalous fall of aviation's golden couple
by Mead, Corey,
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ISBN: 1509828494, 9781250109248, 9781509828500, 1509828508, 9781509828494, 1250109248
Women of the air
Women of the air
by Lomax, Judy,
New York, NY :Ivy Books, 1988, ©1987.
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ISBN: 0804103119, 9780804103114
Mavericks of the sky : the first daring pilots of the U.S. Air Mail
Mavericks of the sky : the first daring pilots of the U.S. Air Mail
by Rosenberg, Barry,
New York :Harper Perennial, 2007, ©2006.
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ISBN: 9780062037572, 0062037579
Pilots : Canadian stories from the cockpit
Pilots : Canadian stories from the cockpit
by Melady, John.
Toronto :McClelland & Stewart, ©1989.
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ISBN: 9780771058639, 9780771058875, 0771058632, 077105887X
Before Amelia : women pilots in the early days of aviation
Before Amelia : women pilots in the early days of aviation
by Lebow, Eileen F.
London :Brassey's, 2002.
Book
ISBN: 9781574884821, 1574884824
Encyclopedia of women in aviation and space
Encyclopedia of women in aviation and space
by Welch, Rosanne.
Santa Barbara, Calif. :ABC-CLIO, ©1998.
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Getting off the ground : the pioneers of aviation speak for themselves
Getting off the ground : the pioneers of aviation speak for themselves
by Vecsey, George.
New York :Dutton, ©1979.
Book
ISBN: 0525113339, 9780525113331
Stand well clear : more adventures in military aviation
Stand well clear : more adventures in military aviation
by Tooker, D. K.,
Annapolis, Md. :Naval Institute Press, ©2003.
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ISBN: 1591148715, 9781591148715
Wingwalker : from Wisconsin to Norway : the Larson brothers and Clyde Lee
Wingwalker : from Wisconsin to Norway : the Larson brothers and Clyde Lee
by Krippene, Bernice Lee,
Friendship, Wis. :New Past Press, ©1995.
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ISBN: 9780938627296, 0938627309, 9780938627302, 0938627295
The magnificent Moisants : champions of early flight
The magnificent Moisants : champions of early flight
by Rich, Doris L.
Washington :Smithsonian Institution Press, ©1998.
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The Wright brothers.
The Wright brothers.
by Ash, Russell.
London,Wayland, 1974.
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ISBN: 9780853403425, 0853403422
Men with wings
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by Powell, Sandy,
London :Allan Wingate, 1957.
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The second-luckiest pilot : adventures in military aviation
The second-luckiest pilot : adventures in military aviation
by Tooker, D. K.,
Annapolis, MD :Naval Institute Press, ©2000.
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Wild blue yonder : flying stories of amazement and wonder
Wild blue yonder : flying stories of amazement and wonder
by Gwynn-Jones, Terry,
North Hobart :Hear A Book, 1997.
Audiobook on Cassette
ISBN: 1864535334, 9781864535334