SOME MILESTONES OF AVIATION

First Published in June 1935 - 232 Pages

(I believe the first edition of this book had no catalogue at the back. Some reprints have a catalogue of 39 pages at the rear of the book)

 

INTERESTINGLY, INSIDE, THE BOOK IS ACTUALLY CALLED SOME MILESTONES IN AVIATION! SEE PHOTOS BELOW

 

This contains 27 'milestones' and 32 photographs. The 'milestones' are:-

 

FORWARD

THE STARTING POINT - Early attempts at flight (a short essay by W. E. Johns)

 

I. - THE FIRST OVERSEAS FLIGHT - 1785

II - THE FIRST AIRCRAFT IN WAR - 1794

III - THE FIRST PARACHUTE DESCENT - 1797

IV - THE BIRTH OF THE AIRSHIP - 1834

V - THE FIRST LONG-DISTANCE FLIGHT - 1836

VI - THE FIRST POLAR FLIGHT - 1897

VII - THE FIRST AIR RACE - 1900

VIII - THE FIRST AEROPLANE FLIGHTS - 1903

IX - THE FIRST AEROPLANE CROSS-CHANNEL FLIGHT - 1909

X - THE FIRST AIR MAIL IN ENGLAND - 1911

XI - THE SCHNEIDER CONTEST - 1912

XII - THE GREAT WAR - 1914

XIII - THE FIRST DIRECT FLIGHT ACROSS THE ATLANTIC - 1919

XIV - THE FIRST AIRSHIP FLIGHT TO AMERICA AND BACK - 1919

XV - THE FIRST FLIGHT TO AUSTRALIA - 1919

XVI - THE FIRST FLIGHT TO THE CAPE - 1920

XVII - DUTCH FLIGHTS TO THE EAST INDIES - 1924

XVIII - WITH COBHAM TO THE CAPE - 1925

XIX - LINDBERGH'S ATLANTIC FLIGHT - 1927

XX - THE FIRST SOLO FLIGHT TO THE CAPE - 1927

XXI - THE FAR EAST FLIGHT - 1927

XXII - THE ITALIAN ATLANTIC FORMATION FLIGHT - 1930

XXIII - POST AND GATTY'S ROUND-THE-WORLD FLIGHT 1931

XXIV - THE FIRST PACIFIC NON-STOP FLIGHT 1931

XXV - TEN MILES HIGH IN A BALLOON - 1931-1932

XXVI - NON-STOP TO THE CAPE 1933

XXVII - THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN RACE - 1934

 

Some Milestones of Aviation

Published by John Hamilton

 

First Edition

 

Cover Boards

 

Frontispiece NB the title differs from that on the boards and the dust jacket(!)

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