| LOG OF H.M.A. R 34, JOURNEY TO AMERICA AND BACK, Maitland, E.M. Air -Commodore, Hodder & Stoughton, 1921,
vg (original, rebound), the first double crossing of the Atlantic by air, a day by day account of the two flights,
the outward from East Fortune, Scotland to Mineola, New York and the return to Pulham, Norfolk, the westbound flight
was not without drama, over 97% of the ship's fuel supply was used up, the first aerial stowaway was discovered
& a severe storm encountered, the commander Captain G.H. Scott commented that he wouldn't have wanted to be in a
23-class rigid in the conditions the R34 passed through, two observers were carried - LLt CmdrZachary Lansdowne westbound
and Col. William Hensley on the return, Lansdowne unluckily lost his life in the SHENANDOAH breakup, Hensley became rather
notorious for his secret negotiations with the Zeppelin Co. for a rigid airship for the US Army, photos (1 photo missing), fold-out map, 168 pgs.
|PRACTICAL AERONAUTICS, Hayward, Charles, American Technical Society, 1917, vg (inked name, the spine has been professionally rebuilt),
originally published in 1912, this is the 1917 edition which was updated to 1917, Example of illustrations, the theory of and history of balloons, dirigibles & aviation and aero engines. There are also descriptions of more than 30 current aircraft types, photos & many illustrations, 769 pgs.
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