Sky Sailors

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In 1926 the Italian airship designer Umberto Nobile flew an airship across the Arctic to accomplish the first ever transpolar flight. Aboard the Norge was the famous Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. Two years later Amundsen would die trying to rescue Nobile from the ice after his airship crashed. This book recalls some of the intrepid pilots of the airship era and their pioneering achievements.

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Sky Sailors

Sky Sailors

The Story of the World's Airshipmen

Paperback192pp Illustrated246x170mm

9780752458793     Product Code: 505176

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In 1926 the Italian airship designer Umberto Nobile flew an airship across the Arctic to accomplish the first ever transpolar flight. Aboard the Norge was the famous Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. Two years later Amundsen would die trying to rescue Nobile from the ice after his airship crashed. This book recalls some of the intrepid pilots of the airship era and their pioneering achievements.

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