Wings Around the World: The Exhilarating Story of one Woman's Epic Flight from the North Pole to Antarctica

Wings Around the World: The Exhilarating Story of one Woman's Epic Flight from the North Pole to Antarctica

by Polly Vacher

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Wings Around the World: The Exhilarating Story of one Woman's Epic Flight from the North Pole to Antarctica by Polly Vacher

Polly Vacher wanted to become the first pilot to complete a solo flight around the world via both Poles in a single-engine aircraft. Her 60,000 mile voyage would take her to every continent. She prepared meticulously for two years and had garnered multifarious sponsors.

However, as she took off, flanked by a Hurricane and a Spitfire, and waved off by her family and the Prince of Wales, she suddenly felt so alone. She had begun a remarkable expedition that would gain her three world records, but would also see her encounter extremes of weather and emotion, kindness, obstruction and also a little political intrigue.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781904943990
Publisher: Grub Street
Publication date: 07/29/2008
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Born in south Devon, she trained in physiotherapy and spent twenty years in music education. Her interest in aviation developed from a charity skydiving event. She obtained her private pilot license with her husband Peter in Australia in 1994 and they followed this up by a circumnavigation of the continent. In 1997 she toured the United States by plane, flying solo across the North Atlantic in both directions.

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