Opportunities in Aviation

Opportunities in Aviation

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"[...]single-seated scouts between two and four miles. These altitudes were not the freakish heights occasionally obtained by adventurous fliers; on the contrary they were the customary levels at which the different kinds of duties were carried out. Many men, of course, went far higher. Since then an American, Roland Rohlfs, flying a Curtiss "Wasp" set the unofficial altitude record at 34,610 feet-higher than the world's highest mountain. Life at these altitudes was not possible, of course, under ordinary conditions. The temperature fell far below zero and the air became so thin that neither man nor engine could function unaided. As a result the fliers were kept[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507708572
  • 9781507708576