REVIEWS OF RECENT BOOKS

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Abstract: “World Flight” is one of those delightfully entertaining books which should be read by everyone interesting in aviation adventure. This intriguing flight to retrace Amelia Earhart’s route contains just enough technical detail to make it highly interesting for the professional navigator, combined with the personal story of the author and her crew. The reader will continuously commiserate with the author as she details the endless encounters with official red tape and inefficiency found in the little known areas of the world as well as at some major airports. These difficulties stand in sharp contrast to the kind of people at many stations who went out of the thier way to be helpful and thereby contributed so much to her success. IN a day when world flight record are set only by supersonic aircraft, or rocket trips to the moon, it is good to return to some old fashioned down-to-earth flying in a vintage Lockheed 10 Electra
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 19, Number 1
Pages: 99 - 100
Cite this article: -,, "REVIEWS OF RECENT BOOKS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 19, No. 1, Spring 1972, pp. 99-100.
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