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The first unrefueled flight around the world

the story of Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager and their airplane, Voyager

by Taylor, Richard L.

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Published by Watts in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Rutan, Dick -- Travel -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Yeager, Jeana -- Travel -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Rutan, Dick.,
  • Yeager, Jeana.,
  • Voyager (Airplane) -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Voyager (Airplane),
  • Flights around the world -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Flights around the world.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 61) and index.

    Statementby Richard L. Taylor.
    GenreJuvenile literature.
    SeriesFirst books on aviation history, First book.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsG445 .T39 1994
    The Physical Object
    Pagination63 p. :
    Number of Pages63
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1079280M
    ISBN 100531201767
    LC Control Number94002596
    OCLC/WorldCa29796700

    They would later find out that, after flying an official distance of 24, miles, gallons were left in the tanks. They had completed the first nonstop, non-refueled flight around the world, in 9 days, 3 minutes and 44 seconds, at an official speed of miles per hour. Rutan recalled feeling very good at that point. world fliers risked their lives for the sake of national pride. Based in part on the journal of one of the crew members, First Lieutenant Leslie Arnold, along with commentary, newspaper reports, and archival images, First Flight Around the World is a captivating tale .

    The world fliers risked their lives for the sake of national pride. Based in part on the journal of one of the crew members, First Lieutenant Leslie Arnold, along with commentary, newspaper reports, and archival images, First Flight Around the World is a captivating tale . Initially titled 'Pan Am Flight Around the World Over Both Poles', this book was planned to chronicle the history of the first record-setting transpolar passenger flight. The scope of the book grew as research for this flight led to the discovery of remarkable details about several other aerial circumnavigations of the North and South Poles.

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