First Flight Around the World

First Flight Around the World

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In 1924 the U.S. Army sent eight young men on a bold attempt to be the first to circumnavigate the globe by flight. Men from five other countriesa€”Great Britain, France, Portugal, Italy, and Argentinaa€”had the same goal. The race was on! First Flight Around the World documents the exciting journey of four American planesa€”the Chicago, Boston, New Orleans, and Seattlea€”and their crews on a race around the world. The trip held many challenges: extreme weather, tricky navigation, unfamiliar cultures, fragile planes, and few airfields. The world fliers risked their lives for the sake of national pride. Based in part on the journal of one of the crew members, First Lieutenant Leslie Arnold, along with commentary, newspaper reports, and archival images, First Flight Around the World is a captivating tale about American ingenuity, gumption, and perseverance.The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race Tim Grove, National Air and Space Museum ... Crawling out onto the wings, hanging on for dear life, Wade and Ogden managed to fix the wires. ... managed to position a sling around the plane and began to hoist it up onto the Richmond, using the shipa#39;s crane.

Title:First Flight Around the World
Author: Tim Grove, National Air and Space Museum
Publisher:Abrams - 2015-04-07

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