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Book Review: The Flyers In Search Of Wilbur & Orville Wright by Noah Adams

Aubrey Kagan
4/30/2012 06:33 PM EDT

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antedeluvian
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re: Book Review: The Flyers In Search Of Wilbur & Orville Wright by Noah Adams
antedeluvian   5/2/2012 3:11:43 PM
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I also remember when Douglas Bader came to lecture at our school.

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antedeluvian   5/2/2012 2:43:33 PM
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"And also had the usual kid fascination with early flight pioneers (recollections of Airfix models and school projects...)." To say nothing of Biggles, Algy and Ginger!

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David Ashton   5/1/2012 11:20:15 PM
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I remember the statue too from numerous passings through Jan Smuts over the years. And also had the usual kid fascination with early flight pioneers (recollections of Airfix models and school projects...). Considering that these guys built a working aeroplane with bicycle factory technology, they were incredible. They couldn't find a light enough, powerful enough engine so they had their mechanic Charlie Taylor build one. I think we have it a fair bit easier these days. Have you bought your jet pack yet Max?

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Max The Magnificent   4/30/2012 7:27:10 PM
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Very, very interesting. I'd never heard of this book - -I will add it to my Amazon Wish List

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