The Airman; Experiences While Obtaining A Brevet In France

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byClive Mellor

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII A VISIT TO THE SALON %th day.--Every one at all interested in aviation, and who could possibly manage to do so, naturally went to the Salon to see the "Fourth Annual Exhibition of Aerial Locomotion." It was marvellous value for a franc. There one could see examples of all the more or less famous types of aeroplanes, aeromotors, and accessories. One was struck by the comparative absence of everything appertaining to balloons and dirigibles. The machines holding the various records could all be examined, and those with any successes to boast of presented a conspicuous list of them. The army and navy had both entered with a will into this exhibition, and among other exhibits the army showed the complete transport and accessories of a military escadrille. The escadrille is the French aviation unit, and its personnel and material are designed with the object of keeping six aeroplanes permanently in the field. The transport besides carrying the personnel is designed to carry a generous proportion of spare parts, the field hangars, complete aeroplanes dismounted, and workshops. All vehicles are motor driven except the two wheeled prolonges for carrying aeroplanes, which are attached as trailers by a limber attachment to motor vehicles. The complete transport, set forth in military array as for an inspection, consisted of three motor cars and two motor bicycles (for intercommunication purposes), six heavy cars each drawing a two-wheeled prolonge, and two travelling workshops. One of the latter was shown at work with drills, lathe, etc., worked by motors obtaining their power from a dynamo worked by the engine driving the vehicle. An enormous amount of money and labour must have been expended in the production of this excellent...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII A VISIT TO THE SALON %th day.--Every one at all interested in aviation, and who could possibly man...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217570216

ISBN - 13:9780217570213

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