The Flying Carpet: Adventures in a Biplane from Timbuktu to Everest and Beyond
'I've just given myself an airplane and I want you to fly us to all the outlandish places in the world, Turkey, Persia, Paris and - Pasadena. We're going to fly across deserts, over mountains, rescue imprisoned princesses and fight dragons. We must have the world. We can have the world!'
In India, they flew over the Taj Mahal - upside down - and, soaring over the Himalayas, Halliburton took the first aerial photograph of Everest. In Borneo they were entertained by Sylvia Brooke, the 'White Queen of Borneo', and by the chief of the Iban Dyak headhunters, who gave them dozens of shrunken heads. A journey as dazzling as Halliburton himself and, with the world at war less than a decade later, marking the end of an era, the story of The Flying Carpet is as captivating today as it was to the world 80 years ago.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lamour - LibraryThing
Haliburton purchases an airplane, names it The Flying Carpet, hires a pilot and set out to travel around the world. They leave from Hollywood, California flying to the east coast. Timbuctoo (Timbuktu ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - amerynth - LibraryThing
I have read three other books by Richard Halliburton and thoroughly enjoyed them... which really just added to my disappointment with "The Flying Carpet." It no way lives up to his three prior travel ... Read full review