Wings Around the World

The Story of American International Air Transport


Author: Burr Watkins Leyson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aeronautics, Commercial

Page: 192

View: 8080

Around the World in 175 Days

The First Round-the-World Flight


Author: Carroll V. Glines

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1944466029

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 3696

American military aviation reached a low point after World War I, lagging behind its European counterparts and facing a peacetime battle for survival. To raise the public profile of aviation, military leaders encouraged their pilots to enter air shows and vie for speed, endurance, and altitude records. As a result, U.S. Army airmen daringly accomplished the first flight around the world in 1924, three years before Charles Lindbergh's famous solo flight. In Around the World in 175 Days, Carroll V. Glines recounts this adventure from the golden age of aviation. After two years of planning, four Douglas World Cruisers, each carrying a pilot and a mechanic, took off from Seattle in April 1924, flying west to circle the globe; one additional plane was held in reserve. Four of the men and two of the planes completed the flight in September 1924 and, miraculously, all eight men survived, even though one plane had crashed in the Alaskan mountains and another had ditched in the Atlantic. The airmen had triumphed over the weather extremes of Arctic Alaska and the desert Middle East, numerous primitive landing sites in rough terrain, and maintenance and supply problems that persisted despite the coordinated efforts of land- and sea-based support personnel from the Army Air Service, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Coast Guard. Glines captures the drama of the journey, from the careful behind-the-scenes planning through the airmen's harrowing in-flight experiences to the mission's culmination in triumph. The success charted the future of the Army Air Service's worldwide aircraft deployment and paved the way for long-distance commercial air travel.

Wings Across the World

An Illustrated History of British Airways


Author: Harald Penrose

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 1441

Beskriver udviklingen af det britiske luftfartsselskab, "British Airways", fra oprettelsen i 1918 til vore dage.

Right-Wing Women

From Conservatives to Extremists Around the World


Author: Paola Bacchetta,Margaret Power

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136615709

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 1993

An oft-neglected subject, right-wing women are an important component in understanding the many racist, fascist, and anti-feminist movements of the 20th century. Providing original research on an array of right-wing groups around the world, the contributors paint a disturbing and complicated portrait of the women involved in these movements. From Mussolini supporters to Klanswomen, this collection provides an eye-opening look at extremist women.

Wings across the world

the story of the Air Transport Command


Author: Hugh Barnett Cave

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Co.


Category: History

Page: 173

View: 2602

Round About the Earth

Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit


Author: Joyce E. Chaplin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416596208

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 3588

An account of the history of circumnavigation and how it has influenced the way people think about the Earth, profiling the early quests of famous historical figures, and the innovations that enabled world travel.

Wing Chun - The Brutality of Biu Jee - HSE


Author: Mark Beardsell


ISBN: 1291992278

Category: Self-Help

Page: 122

View: 302

Biu Gee is the third and final hand form of the Wing Chun system and is generally only taught to trusted Wing Chun practitioners. Biu Gee contains advanced techniques and emergency escapes. Bui Gee teaches how to perfect the use of 'inch energy', enabling the practitioner to develop power through very short distances. It also builds on the two way energy developed in Chum Kiu. Biu Gee footwork is known as circle stepping or Huen Ma and is essential to the Wing Chun system. Again this builds on the Chum kiu style thrusting stepping or Biu ma. Huen Ma enables the rapid but safe change of direction enabling the practitioner to avoid an attack and swiftly counter attack. Biu Gee also introduces the practitioner to elbow strikes, the elbow in Cantonese is 'jaan' and Kup Jarn, is a downward elbow. Kup jaan can be used to attack at very close distance where punching or palming with the hand is not an option.

Wing Chun - Siu Lim Tau for the Solo Student


Author: Mark Beardsell


ISBN: 1445788683

Category: Self-Help

Page: 102

View: 3508

An introduction for those interested into delving in to the world of Wing Chun kung fu as made famous by Bruce Lee and in the last couple of years brought to the cinema with the release of IP Man (2008) and Ip Man 2 (2010). Mark Beardsell has studied the Siu Lim Tau in great depth and wished to share his findings with you and so went about writing this book.

Vacations on the Move

Exotic Experiences on Wheels, Water and Wings Around the World


Author: Shelley-Maree Cassidy,Grant Sheehan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781840912661

Category: Travel

Page: 183

View: 663

Restless for adventure? Yearning to travel far and wide? These thrilling non-stop vacations in “moving hotels” offer rooms with fantastic ever-changing views. Even armchair voyagers will feel wanderlust looking at splendid photo-graphs of places exotic, romantic, and magical. Float down the Mississippi on a paddlewheel steamboat, head into the highlands on the Royal Scotsman Train, explore Australia’s wild outback on a camel safari, sail on a Chinese junk. They’re all spectacular—and there’s no packing and unpacking along the way.