Famous Flyers

Famous Flyers

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Excerpt: ...sat down in the middle of the ocean. Then, of course, they had food and water, and an emergency radio set, besides the one that Anne Lindbergh was going to use. This emergency one was ready for anything. You couldn't hurt it by getting it wet, or by dropping it. In fact, they tested it by dropping it from a hangar, and then soaking it in water for 24 hours. I wouldn't want anybody to do that to my radio set, but I guess nothing much happened, because the tough radio survived its tests, and went along with the Lindberghs to China. The rest of their equipment included fifty pounds of food, five canteens of water, blankets, and all that sort of thing. On July 27th, Anne and Lindy started out. Washington was their first stop, to make the first leg official. From there they went to New York, bound for Maine, to say goodbye to the baby. But there was trouble right at the start. About two hours after they had left New York, the Lindberghs had to turn back again. Somebody had tampered with their radio, and put it out of working order. But this was fixed up all right, and they started out again. They got to North Haven, Maine, in about three and a half hours. After spending some time at North Haven with Anne's parents and the baby, they left for Ottawa, and from Ottawa for Moose Factory. Just out of Ontario, though, they disappeared. The newspapers ran big headlines, 'Lindberghs Missing.' But they weren't really missing. That is, the Lindberghs knew all along where they were, but their radio was out of order, and they couldn't tell anybody else. Pilots were sent out to search for them, and Pilot Clegg found them in Moose Factory, safe and sound. Moose Factory sounds awfully funny, doesn't it? I'd never heard of it, before the Lindberghs landed there, but it's quite a place. All one hundred of its people came out to cheer the flyers. On Sunday morning they left Moose Factory, for their 750 mile jump to Churchill Harbor, in...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236696719
  • 9781236696717