Stinson Aircraft Company, Michigan (Images of Aviation Series)

Stinson Aircraft Company, Michigan (Images of Aviation Series)

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by John Bluth
     
 


By the early 1920s, Eddie Stinson-a charismatic daredevil pilot-had become nationally known for his fearlessness and skill. In 1926, he and his close friend Bill Mara founded a company to design and manufacture airplanes that combined features then only found in luxury automobiles. In 1932, Stinson was killed in a tragic crash while demonstrating a new model.…  See more details below

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By the early 1920s, Eddie Stinson-a charismatic daredevil pilot-had become nationally known for his fearlessness and skill. In 1926, he and his close friend Bill Mara founded a company to design and manufacture airplanes that combined features then only found in luxury automobiles. In 1932, Stinson was killed in a tragic crash while demonstrating a new model. Although his life was short, the world of aviation still reveres the airplanes built under his name. Featuring many never-before-published photographs and comprehensive biographical information, Stinson Aircraft Company chronicles a remarkable period in airplane development. It details the growth of Stinson's company, which produced more airplanes for a longer period of time than any other Michigan airframe producer. The book also reveals the story of Eddie Stinson and Bill Mara, who together made aviation history. Today, about 3,000 Stinson airplanes remain and are still greatly esteemed by aviation enthusiasts, 50 years after the last one was built.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738520209
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/15/2002
Series:
Images of Aviation Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
619,550
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


John Bluth is the former editor of the Detroit Athletic Club News, an aviation writer, a pilot, and a member of the Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame, the Michigan Antique Airplane Association, and the Royal Aeronautical Society.

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