Gann has written a charming book about the early days of aviation.It is a compilation of short stories about various air adventures mostly during the 20's, 30's and 40's.The book was written in 1974, so comparisons to "now" aren't really now.This was the time of the development of scheduled air travel and of early airliner design, so we get glimpses of the birth of these things we find so commonplace today.And the one little item that really stuck with me:that Bob Hoover used to barnstorm in a Ford Trimotor, and do loops with the center engine shut down.Sounds familiar.This was after Trimotors got inexpensive because the airlines were phasing them out (mid-30's).
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