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"To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. But to fly is everything." So wrote Otto Lilienthal, the man who inspired the Wright brothers. "To Fly is Everything" is a compendium of stories about flying adventures of a father and son, the father in the RAF and the son in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Bill Igoe learned to fly an aeroplane in 1934, forty years after the death of the Wright Brothers' inspiration Otto Lilienthal. In the RAF, after a spectacular crash in 1938 which left him badly burned and ended his flying days, he was, ...

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To Fly!

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Overview

"To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. But to fly is everything." So wrote Otto Lilienthal, the man who inspired the Wright brothers. "To Fly is Everything" is a compendium of stories about flying adventures of a father and son, the father in the RAF and the son in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Bill Igoe learned to fly an aeroplane in 1934, forty years after the death of the Wright Brothers' inspiration Otto Lilienthal. In the RAF, after a spectacular crash in 1938 which left him badly burned and ended his flying days, he was, as Senior Controller at Biggin Hill, closely involved in many WW2 dramas, such as the saga of the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. And Bill’s son Brian learned to fly forty years after that, when the Concorde was around, in the midst of Zimbabwe's Liberation Struggle. Both shared Lilienthal’s sentiments and had a lot of fun and not a few frights - and some stories to tell about their common addiction. These are some of the stories.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045053648
  • Publisher: Brian Igoe
  • Publication date: 10/21/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 198 KB

Meet the Author

Brian Igoe has just celebrated his 47th wedding anniversary. He and his wife live outside Hereford in England in the beautiful tranquility of the Wye Valley. No dogs now, as he can't stand pooper scooping.
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