The Gee Bee Racers

A Legacy of Speed
Author: Charles A. Mendenhall,Tom Murphy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780933424050
Category: Transportation
Page: 180
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The only work available that covers the entire line of Granville Bros. projects.

Man and Machine

The Story of Jimmy Doolittle, the Granville Brothers and the Gee Bee R1 Racer
Author: Adam Beckman
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press
ISBN: 1642371998
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 262
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How does a troubled boy from California would come to be one of the world's most renowned aviators? How does a group of brothers who were high school dropouts go from New Hampshire go on to build some of the most advanced aircraft of the time? How do these men become forever linked to one of the greatest air races in history? This is the story of Jimmy Doolittle, the Granville Brothers, and the amazing Gee Bee R-1 Racer.

Gee Bee


Author: Delmar Benjamin Steve Wolf
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781610607193
Category:
Page: N.A
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Jacqueline Cochran

Biography of a Pioneer Aviator
Author: Rhonda Smith-Daugherty
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786489960
Category: Transportation
Page: 221
View: 7996
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Although Amelia Earhart remains the best-known female pilot of the 1930s, Jacqueline Cochran stood as the more important aviation pioneer and America’s top woman pilot. Among her many accomplishments, Cochran was the first female aviator to win the Bendix Air Race, to fly a bomber, to break the speed of sound, and to participate in astronaut training. This revealing biography explores Cochran’s childhood in an impoverished Florida mill town, her early career as a pilot, and her role in creating and leading the WASPs during World War II. It also chronicles her postwar exploits, including her participation in the NASA space program, her unsuccessful 1956 bid for Congress, and her surprising reluctance to crusade for the advancement of women. This detailed profile, removing Cochran from Earhart’s shadow, firmly establishes the aviatrix as a pivotal figure in the history of women in aviation and in war.

Race with the Wind

How Air Racing Advanced Aviation
Author: Birch Matthews
Publisher: Zenith Press
ISBN: 9780760307298
Category: Transportation
Page: 192
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In the decades leading up to World War II, air races were often the proving grounds for radical new aviation principles and designs. The people and machines of air racing during this period made tremendous strides and contributed incredible new technologies, aerodynamics, powerplants, and airframes. This unique look at the key players and aircraft of the early 20th century's great air races examines and explains how innovative racing technologies found their way into future fighter and passenger aircraft. Coverage of exciting races like the Schneider Trophy, Pulitzer Trophy Race, and the National Air Races, an in-depth look at their contributions to aeronautics, exclusive line drawings illustrating the technologies, and archival photography make this a must for air racing fans and aviation enthusiasts.

The Golden Age of Air Racing: 1927-1933


Author: Sylvester H. Schmid,Truman C. Weaver
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Aeronautics
Page: N.A
View: 7854
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Sport Aviation


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Airplane racing
Page: N.A
View: 1502
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All of Life is a School with Gee Bee Zee - the Little Racer


Author: Kermit Weeks
Publisher: Kwip Publishing
ISBN: 9780979026706
Category: Airplanes
Page: 64
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Explores safety issues to discuss with children.

Boys' Life


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Boy Scouts
Page: N.A
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Flying, an introduction to flight, airplanes, and aviation careers


Author: Walter J. Boyne
Publisher: Prentice Hall Direct
ISBN: 9780133226447
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 211
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Discusses flying from various viewpoints, including the job opportunities, the great financial rewards, and the risks, while at the same time conveying the raw excitement of flying with a collection of classic aviation photographs

Flying Warbirds

An Illustrated Profile of the Flying Heritage Collection's Rare WWII-Era Aircraft
Author: Cory Graff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0760346496
Category: History
Page: 240
View: 6557
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Get a comprehensive look at how World War II was fought from the air. Do you want to get an up-close look at some of the rarest airplanes in the world? Are you curious about combat aircraft from World War II? In deluxe hard-back volumes, Flying Warbirds brings U.S., British, German, Russian and Japanese fighting planes from the 1930s and 1940s together, complete with detailed photographs to delight every aeronautics connoisseur. The airplanes at the Flying Heritage Collection were created at a time when aeronautical discovery had evolved to aviation mastery. Finely crafted by distinguished design bureaus with the leading technologies of the 1930s and 1940s, the main emphasis of the collection includes combat aircraft from World War II. In 1998, Paul G. Allen began acquiring and preserving these iconic warriors and workhorses, many of which are the last of their kind. Allen's passion for aviation and history, and his awareness of the increasing rarity of original WWII aircraft, motivated him to restore these artifacts to the highest standard of authenticity. Periodically, one or more of the exhibits are temporarily absent to participate in an event, for maintenance, or for continuing restoration. Experience one of the world’s top airplane collections any time you like through Flying Warbirds. Photographs include cockpit shots, exterior museum shots, historic photographs, and breathtaking contemporary flying shots from photographers like award-winning John Dibbs. Flying Warbirds is the definitive guide to everything you want to know about this fascinating period in aeronautics and military history.

Milestones of Aviation

Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum
Author: National Air and Space Museum
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780883636619
Category: Aeronautics
Page: 320
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The Aeroplane


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: N.A
View: 6368
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The Challenging Skies

The Colorful Story of Aviation's Most Exciting Years, 1919-1939
Author: Cecil R. Roseberry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Aeronautics
Page: 533
View: 1759
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Air Force Magazine


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Aeronautics
Page: N.A
View: 6723
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Aviation Engineering


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Aeronautics
Page: N.A
View: 7303
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Aero Digest


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Aeronautics
Page: N.A
View: 3966
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American Aviation Historical Society Journal


Author: American Aviation Historical Society
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Aeronautics
Page: N.A
View: 6366
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