American Aviation

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jan 1, 1994 - Transportation - 506 pages
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From the first hot air balloons that hovered above France in 1783 to the most recent flights of the Space Shuttle Endeavor, this volume delivers a comprehensive look at the wondrous history of American aviation. Thorough enough to serve as a college text, readable enough to be enjoyed by aviation buffs, the revised edition is a general reference that will delight anyone with an interest in aviation history.

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Those magnificent men and women
The first air war
The wings grow stronger

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About the author (1994)

LeRoy Cook (Butler, MO) calls himself a lifelong aviation student. A columnist and editor for "Private Pilot" magazine for more than 20 years, and a flight instructor for nearly 40 years, he holds FAA Gold Seal certification for single-engine and multiengine airplanes, gliders, and instrument instruction.

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