Aviation's Most Wanted covers the best and worst moments in the history of flight. The book features hundreds of fascinating aviation facts that will make you laugh, put your fears of flying to rest, and potentially save your life. Professionals and buffs alike will enjoy this often humorous look at flying trivia. Singer John Denver crashed and died because he refused an offer for extra fuel before piloting an unfamiliar experimental aircraft. Douglas Corrigan wanted to make the first flight from New York to Dublin in 1938, but overcautious officials refused him a transatlantic flight plan. Undaunted, he asked for a plan to fly home to California. Once airborne, he headed east and landed "mistakenly" in Dublin, thus earning the moniker "Wrong Way" Corrigan. Capt. Chuck Yeager concealed a broken rib from Air Force doctors so he could fly the Bell X-1 and become the first human to break the sound barrier. Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan might have been on an intelligence gathering mission for the United States when she disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in 1937. Aspirin will help prevent blood clotting on a long overseas flight, but walking around the cabin every hour will, too. Any bumping noises you hear aloft are usually okay, but snapping and popping sounds are probably not.
Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 204 x 127 mm
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