Wreckchasing 101

Wreckchasing 101

by A Nicholas Veronico
     
 

Finding an aircraft crash site is 95 percent research and five percent field work. To be successful at finding historic aircraft wrecks, a Wreckchaser must do the homework first. This book is the starting place for anyone interested in aviation, history, research, hiking, and historic preservation.
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Finding an aircraft crash site is 95 percent research and five percent field work. To be successful at finding historic aircraft wrecks, a Wreckchaser must do the homework first. This book is the starting place for anyone interested in aviation, history, research, hiking, and historic preservation.
Wreckchasing 101: A Guide to Finding Aircraft Crash Sites teaches readers how to research and locate a historic aircraft's final resting place. It takes readers to more than 20 commercial and military crashes and provides extensive research resources, including the longitude and latitude coordinates for more than 500 aircraft wrecks, plus data on another 1,700 aircraft crashes. The book also provides information on how to obtain civil and military crash reports, individual military aircraft record cards, and vital topo maps, as well as lists of Internet resources and recommended reading.
Individual aircraft crashes profiled include:
• Western Air Express Fokker F-10A
• The Philippine Clipper
• Grand Canyon Mid-Air
• Carole Lombard's TWA DC-3
• DC-3 That Crashed and Flew Again
• Airwest Mid-Air with F-4 Phantom
• Airship USS Macon and its Sparrowhawk fighters
• Grumman F3F Recovered from the Pacific
• Arizona TF-51 crash
• Lend-Lease P-39 Found in a Canadian lake
...and much more.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780983060642
Publisher:
Stance & Speed, LLC
Publication date:
03/03/2011
Pages:
326
Sales rank:
1,416,735
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.40(d)

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