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By the Seat of My Pants: A Pilot's Progress from 1917 to 1930

By the Seat of My Pants: A Pilot's Progress from 1917 to 1930 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Smith, Dean C.

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By the Seat of My Pants is Dean Smith's story of his life as a flying cadet in WWI, an airmail pilot in the 1920's and, lastly, as the lead aviator in Admiral Byrd's 1928 Antarctic expedition. Told in a self-deprecating style with a matter of fact sense of humor, it is an engagin...g read from start to finish. Passages describe airmail runs heading West with no maps or runways available, and Smith's interesting take on the Byrd Expedition is a version of events not in the official records. Indeed, Smith claims his log-diary, which mysteriously went missing once the party returned stateside, was most likely stolen by Byrd himself lest it conflict with his narrative of the expedition.
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ISBN 9781794888814
Released AU 21 Jan 2020
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781794888814
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Lulu.com
Released 21 Jan 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Smith, Dean C.
Category Biography & Autobiography
Number of Pages 188
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 11mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 288g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: General
ONIX Text General/trade