Flights of No Return: Aviation History's Most Infamous One-Way Tickets to Immortality
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It kept your interest and was a easy read. Would recommend to anyone with interest in The book was well presented. It kept your interest and was a easy read. Would recommend to anyone with interest in history of flight.. Otto Ludvigsen said Very interesting book, if your are interested in flying. Very interesting book , if your are interested in flying. Read it first time in the mid sixties!. Very well written; will bring out facts that are Very well written ; will bring out facts that are not well known.
But what about the ones from which someone failed to return?- A celebrated millionaire--who also happened to be the world's foremost aviator--lifted off in a small plane one clear morning in 2007 and disappeared.- The glamorous son of a beloved fallen president took off on a hazy summer night in 1999 and plunged himself and two others into the Atlantic Ocean.- A US Navy blimp landed one Sunday morning in 1942 in the middle of a city street in California with no one aboard.Some of these "non-returns" occurred because of errors in judgment; others were intentional, and some resulted from causes still unknown. Balloons, blimps, biplanes, jets, and spaceships have all suffered mishaps over the years.Don't miss the mystery, adventure, intrigue, and a sprinkling of the supernatural and extraterrestrial in Flights of No Return.. Get the full, meticulous account of the fascinating people involved in these flights, the mistakes they made, and the ways in which their "flight of no return" affected the world. Discover the mysterious, controversial, and sometimes downright eerie history of flights that didn't end as planned.The history of aviation is full of accounts of history's most spectacular flights. Ruffin covers the entire 230-year span of manned flight in all types of aircraft through war and peace. Pilot and aviation writer Steven A
In all, an entertaining and informative anthology for buffs and historians alike." - Barrett Tillman, Author of Forgotten Fifteenth: the Daring Airmen Who Crippled Hitler's War Machine"Steve Ruffin's Flights of No Return is a fascinating page turner that will keep you riveted all the way to touchdown." - Aviation Week"A well-researched collection of narratives about more than 20 aviation mysteries" - Air & Space Smithsonian" one of the really fascinating aviation reads in recent memory." - In Flight USA Magazine. From a French balloon in 1785 to Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 in 2014, the author addresses familiar topics such as the death of Manfred von Richthofen, the disappearance of Amelia Earhart, and the "devil's triangle" m