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Title:Twenty Thousand Miles in a Flying- Boat, My Flight around Africa
Price:GBP£20.00 (about USD$27.70)
Item ID:TP01-46930
Publisher:Harrap, 1931
Binding:Blue Cloth
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:No
Harrap, 1931, Blue Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, Reprint

A member of the Royal Flying Corps in World War I, Alan Cobham became famous as a pioneer of long distance aviation. After the war he became a test pilot for the de Havilland aircraft company, and was the first pilot for the newly formed de Havilland Aeroplane Hire Service. In 1921 he made a 5,000 mile air tour of Europe, visiting 17 cities in 3 weeks. Between 16 November 1925 and 13 March 1926, he made a trip from London to Cape Town and return in his de Havilland DH.50 in which he had replaced the original Siddeley Puma engine with a more powerful, air-cooled Jaguar.On 30 June 1926, he set off on a flight from Britain (from the River Medway) to Australia where 60,000 people swarmed across the grassy fields of Essendon Airport, Melbourne when he landed his de Havilland DH.50 floatplane (it had been converted to a wheeled undercarriage earlier, at Darwin Size: Octavo (standard book size). Category: Ships & the Sea;
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