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Smithy. The Story of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith

Stannage, John

Editorial: )xford University Press, London, 1951
Condición: VG+ Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Sir Charles Kingsford Smith remains Australia's leading pioneer aviator and on many of his long-distance, record breaking, over-ocean flights the author was his radio operator and also carried the role of personal secretary to Sir Charles. This account of "Smithy"( the name by which he was popularly known) and his aviation feats begins with his service with the Royal Flying Corps as a fighter pilot in WWI. Then follows the sequence of his trail blazing flights, including first across the Pacific (US to Australia), first from Australia to New Zealand (a subsequent flight was laced with drama and danger), round the world in 1930 and many records. He was also a pioneer of commercial aviation in Australia, but the challenge of long-distance record setting was intense and "Smithy" and his co-pilot/engineer set out on an attemt to set a new record from England to Australia in 1935. They were lost somwhere near Burma, the aircraft or its occupants were never found. John Stannage tells the story of his friend and skipper in a chatty and relaxed style which reveals much about the personality of the great aviator. First published in 1950 with this first reprint in 1951. 120 pages including appendix chronologically listing "Smithy's" most notable achievements, 11 b/w photos including frontis portrait, three maps. Blue hard covers VG+ with red spine titles, dealer label lower left FFEP, internally excellent, no inscriptions. Pictoria/art DJ is VG with small section missing spine base, short tear at lower front flap fold, few chips, not price clipped. N° de ref. de la librería 004043

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Título: Smithy. The Story of Sir Charles Kingsford ...

Editorial: )xford University Press, London

Año de publicación: 1951

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Ilustrador: Photos, Maps

Condición del libro:VG+

Condición de la sobrecubierta: VG

Edición: Reprint

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