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Red Ball in the Sky

£29.99

Product description

One sunny day in May 1951, a bareheaded man in tweeds streaked across the top of the world in one of the greatest flights of history. The pilot was Charles Blair, this was the first long-distance solo flight across any polar region, demonstrating that non-military transpolar flights were feasible, and that the Arctic Ocean was no longer a barrier against air attack. Blair tells of his pioneering achievements in flying boats, the Air Mail pilots over the Rockies and flying a P-51 on the crest of a winter jet stream. 'Red Ball in the Sky' is an action story, a colourful, often thrilling and engrossing account of one of America's most distinguished flyers. This book is an ex library copy with large 'withdrawn from stock' stamps and the usual reference markings. There is also residue on the front free end paper from the removed borrowing list and ticket pocket. Bound in brown cloth with gilt titles, the book and jacket are held in a plastic cover which has chips on corners and spine ends, resulting in slight wear to the binding and some small loss to the jacket. A library reference label is taped over the lower spine onto the protective cover, which has some areas of soiling marks. Text block edges are dust-soiled and have some small stains. Some inside pages have occasional marks and dog-eared corners. Includes a section of 12 b/w photographs of aircraft and the author.
A thrilling account which would make an exciting gift.

Item details

Author(s):
Charles F Blair
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14.5 x 22.4 cms
Edition:
1970
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
009103910X
ISBN-13:
9780091039103
Number of pages:
208
Publisher:
Jarrolds Publishers
Title:
Red Ball in the Sky

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One sunny day in May 1951, a bareheaded man in tweeds streaked across the top of the world in one of the greatest flights of history. The pilot was Charles Blair, this was the first long-distance solo flight across any polar region, demonstrating that non-military transpolar flights were feasible, and that the Arctic Ocean was no longer a barrier against air attack. Blair tells of his pioneering achievements in flying boats, the Air Mail pilots over the Rockies and flying a P-51 on the crest of a winter jet stream. 'Red Ball in the Sky' is an action story, a colourful, often thrilling and engrossing account of one of America's most distinguished flyers. This book is an ex library copy with large 'withdrawn from stock' stamps and the usual reference markings. There is also residue on the front free end paper from the removed borrowing list and ticket pocket. Bound in brown cloth with gilt titles, the book and jacket are held in a plastic cover which has chips on corners and spine ends, resulting in slight wear to the binding and some small loss to the jacket. A library reference label is taped over the lower spine onto the protective cover, which has some areas of soiling marks. Text block edges are dust-soiled and have some small stains. Some inside pages have occasional marks and dog-eared corners. Includes a section of 12 b/w photographs of aircraft and the author.
A thrilling account which would make an exciting gift.

Author(s):
Charles F Blair
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14.5 x 22.4 cms
Edition:
1970
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
009103910X
ISBN-13:
9780091039103
Number of pages:
208
Publisher:
Jarrolds Publishers
Title:
Red Ball in the Sky

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