First Flight Around the World: The Adventures of the by Tim Grove,National Air and Space Museum

By Tim Grove,National Air and Space Museum

In 1924 the U.S. military despatched 8 younger males on a daring try to be the 1st to circumnavigate the globe through flight. males from 5 different countries—Great Britain, France, Portugal, Italy, and Argentina—had an identical aim. The race used to be on!

First Flight all over the world files the intriguing trip of 4 American planes—the Chicago, Boston, New Orleans, and Seattle—and their crews on a race around the globe. The journey held many demanding situations: severe climate, tough navigation, strange cultures, fragile planes, and few airfields. Theworld fliers risked their lives for the sake of nationwide pride.

Based partially at the magazine of 1 of the team individuals, First Lieutenant Leslie Arnold, besides observation, newspaper experiences, and archival images, First Flight round the World is a charming story approximately American ingenuity, gumption, and perseverance.

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