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by William F. Trimble




From the early days of hot air ballooning to supersonic aircraft, High Frontier chronicles the history of flight in Pennsylvania. Early experimentation with lighter-than-air craft in the nineteenth century was followed by significant advances in aerodynamics, the advent of the airplane, and its gradual acceptance by the public. The state had its own contingent of inventors and aviators, who flew and crashed their homemade machines in countless exhibitions. After World War I commercial flights took wing, including government airmail delivery, and expanded airports, federal and state regulation of aeronautics laid the groundwork for the growth of the industry.
Download High Frontier: A History of Aeronautics in Pennsylvania epub
ISBN: 0822953404
ISBN13: 978-0822953401
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Author: William F. Trimble
Language: English
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press; 1 edition (June 15, 1982)
Pages: 344 pages
ePUB size: 1515 kb
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