Balloons, Bleriots and Barnstormers

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Subtitle: 200 Years of Flying for Fun
Author: Alastair Goodrum 
Publisher: The History Press (2009)
ISBN-10: 0752445162
ISBN-13: 9780752445168
Condition: Very Good
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 285
Dimensions: 24.8 x 17.2 x 1.7 cm
Weight: 0.7 kg

Since time immemorial ordinary people have flocked to gaze upon daring feats in the hope of witnessing some death-defying or even death-inducing act. Aeronautics was turned into a public spectacle and exploited financially from its very beginnng. Alastair Goodrum presents the history of recreational flying in the East Midlands and demonstrates that the region is truly representative of the progress of general aviation in this country over two centuries. It covers the history of balloons for shows and sports, the pre-First World War period, and women aviators.

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