Wings Across the Pacific: The Courageous Aviators Who Challenged and Conquered the Greatest Ocean (Hardback)Terry Gwynn-Jones (author)
Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 31/08/2004
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Wings Across the Pacific tells the epic struggle of the generation of pilots who made the dream of crossing the Pacific, a reality. The feats of Lindbergh and others who crossed the Atlantic have been more celebrated. But the Pacific was to flying what Everest was to mountain climbing: the biggest, most implacable, most irresistible challenge on earth. To fly the Pacific meant aiming for tiny islands amid seventy million square miles of ocean, and the slightest mechanical failure - or error of judgment - could mean a watery grave. Amelia Earhart is only one of many who vanished into the Pacific without a trace.
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 1520 g
Dimensions: 216 x 279 x 25 mm
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