Frank McClean

Frank McClean

Godfather to British Naval Aviation

Hardback184pp Illustrated245x185mm

9781848321090     Product Code: 220455


Frank McClean's inherited wealth allowed him to indulge his passion for flying in the early years of the 20th century, and his provision of training planes and a site for a Royal Navy flying school were crucial in establishing a British military aviation capability before the First World War. This illustrated biography examines McClean's influence as well as his own pioneering exploits, which included a headline-grabbing flight up the Thames, passing under the bridges, and an expedition up the Nile.

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