Airplane Racing by Don Berliner

By Don Berliner

This can be the background of air racing from its beginnings in 1909 at Reims, France, to the tip of the 2008 racing season at Reno, Nevada. The heritage of air racing is particularly a lot the background of aviation, with glamorous pilots, a few of army status (e.g., Jimmy Doolittle) and developers (e.g., Glenn Curtiss), machines that captivated the nationwide mind's eye, and plenty of particularly unknown tinkerers and architects. This booklet follows air racing from pre-World warfare I eu races, throughout the interwar years whilst renowned air races encouraged army layout, and the booms and struggles of the postwar years earlier than racing chanced on an enduring domestic within the Nevada wilderness.

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