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The mastery of flight has always attracted daring and eccentric characters, such as the American stunt pilot Lincoln Beachey who crashed to his death in San Francisco Bay in 1915. This book tells the story of the brave pioneers who have pushed the boundaries of aviation, from Sophie Blanchard who entertained Napoleon's Paris with her solo balloon displays to today's skydivers jumping from the edge of space. (Previously published as The Rocket Man.)

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Mayday!

Mayday!

A History of Flight through its Martyrs, Oddballs and Daredevils

Paperback212pp Illustrated

9781780744094     Product Code: 225769

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The mastery of flight has always attracted daring and eccentric characters, such as the American stunt pilot Lincoln Beachey who crashed to his death in San Francisco Bay in 1915. This book tells the story of the brave pioneers who have pushed the boundaries of aviation, from Sophie Blanchard who entertained Napoleon's Paris with her solo balloon displays to today's skydivers jumping from the edge of space. (Previously published as The Rocket Man.)

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