Airplane Racing: A History, 1909-2008

Airplane Racing: A History, 1909-2008

by Don Berliner
     
 

This is the history of air racing from its beginnings in 1909 at Reims, France, to the end of the 2008 racing season at Reno, Nevada. The history of air racing is very much the history of aviation, with glamorous pilots, some of military fame (e.g., Jimmy Doolittle), and builders (e.g., Glenn Curtiss), machines that captivated the national imagination, and many

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This is the history of air racing from its beginnings in 1909 at Reims, France, to the end of the 2008 racing season at Reno, Nevada. The history of air racing is very much the history of aviation, with glamorous pilots, some of military fame (e.g., Jimmy Doolittle), and builders (e.g., Glenn Curtiss), machines that captivated the national imagination, and many relatively unknown tinkerers and designers.

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ISBN-13:
9780786443000
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
04/08/2010
Series:
Transportation/Aviation
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Don Berliner is the author of several air racing books and has written more than 300 magazine articles. He is the editor of Golden Pylons, the newsletter of the Society of Air Racing Historians and has officiated at air races in the United States, England, and France. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

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