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Race to Hawaii: The 1927 Dole Air Derby and the Thrilling First Flights That Opened the Pacific
Today, a trip to Hawaii is a simple six-hour flight from the West Coast, but almost a century ago, it was a nerve-wracking and twenty-six-hour journey across 2,400 miles of the open Pacific. Race to Hawaii chronicles the thrilling first flights during the Golden Age of Aviation, a time when new airplanes traveled farther and faster but were also unreliable, fragile, and ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: August 1st 2018 by Chicago Review Press
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I love books on the early days of flight and this is one of the best I’ve read. Imagine flying for 2400 miles with dodgy instruments for around 20 to 30 hours and trying to find a series of small islands. There isn’t a dull moment in this book. Highly recommended