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Harold F. Pitcairn : aviator, inventor, and developer of the autogiro / Carl R. Gunther

Catalog Data

Author:
Gunther, Carl R. 1927-  Search this
Subject:
Pitcairn, Harold F. 1897-1960  Search this
Pitcairn, Harold F. 1897-1960  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 729 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Correspondence
Place:
United States
Date:
2009
Notes:
Includes index.
Contents:
Early life -- Marriage and new ventures -- The airmail venture -- Autogiro, the "safe" form of flight -- Awards, momentum, and the Depression -- "Improving the product" -- Politics! -- More improvements -- Continuing challenge -- "Carrying on" -- Autogiros, helicopters, and war clouds -- A dream comes true -- Success of the principle, change of the principle -- Phase one complete, phase two? -- Victory and recognition
Topic:
Aeronautical engineers  Search this
Autogiros--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_960439