Nord- und Südatlantik

20 hrs. 40 min.: Our Flight in the Friendship
Earhart, Amelia
First published in 1928.

Amelia Earhart captured the hearts and imaginations of people around the world when she became the first wo man to cross the Atlantic Ocean by airplane. This book, her personal account of the historic flight, sparkies with her high-spirited charm and adventurous determination. Though she would not make the Atlantic crossing alone until 1932, Earhart was already an accomplished aviator when selected in the spring of 1928 to accompany pilot Wilmer Stultz and mechanic Louis "Slim" Gordon in the Friendship. To the story of the historic flight Earhart adds an autobiographical account of her young adult life and fascination with airplanes, and a serious-minded discussion of the future of flight and the important role of women in aviation. ZOHrs., 4-OMin. offers a rare glimpse into the inner life of "Lady Lindy," who would become a legend following her disappearance over the Pacific Ocean while attempting a round-the-world flight. Amelia Earhart was a truly remarkable woman, and reading this book, writes series editor Anthony Brandt in the introduction,"will help you understand what all the fuss was about."

Softcover
182 Seiten / pages
photos
very good condition
Washington D.C. - 2003 - National Geographic Society
Art.Nr. 11316
18,00 EUR
 
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Air Atlantic: A History of Civil and Military Transatlantic Flying
Wykes, Alan
First Edition

At a time when manned flight to the moon is imminent, it is worth recalling that as short a time ago as 1909 the New York Times and the Daily Telegraph jointly sponsored the first trans-Atlantic flight. Ten more years were to pass before "the old pond" was conquered. Alan Wykes recounts the saga of the creation of the air link between the new and the old worlds from the early hilarious efforts of Walter Wellman and his polar airship America (a lifeboat slung below provided "parlour, smoking-room and dormitory") to the valorous endeavours after the First World War and the secure and restful sub-sonic six-hour crossings of the present day when short-lived tedium seems to be the only enerny.
Alan Wykes excercises his discerning skill for uncovering the bizarre and downright funny. His accounts of trans-Atlantic air travel when there were twice as many crew as passengers, when you could personally praise the chef for your four-course dinner, and stroll at will from lounge to lounge - decorated by Somerset Maugham's wife for a fee of $7500 - is wonderfully evocative. But his history also includes many occasions of drama and several of tragedy: "the silent valhalla" of the Hindenburg's flaming death in 1937, for example.
For the reclining jet passenger of 1967 nothing could be more entertaining - and reassuring - than this splendidly illustrated history by the author of Snake Man and Nimrod Smith.

Hardcover with dust jacket
210 Seiten / pages
photos
good condition, dust jacked with tears
London - 1967 - Hamish Hamilton
Art.Nr. 21438
16,00 EUR
 
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Atlantic Bridge: The Official Account of R.A.F. Transport Command's Ocean Ferry
Prepared for the Air Ministry by the Ministry of Information.

Published early 1945 of "the present war" this broshure gives an overlook onto the establishment and conduct of the Atlantic Ferry of Bombers and Fighters from the U.S. to Great Britain from 1940 to 1945. On a map with the routes across the Atlanic Ocean you can see that the war was still on at publishing time: The then secret air bases on Greenland - Bluie West Eight (later Sondrestrom Air Base, now Kangerlussuaq) and Bluie West 1 (now Narsarsuaq) are not shown on the map...

Softcover
75 Seiten / pages
photos
good condition, cover rubbed
London - 1945 - His Majesty´s Stationery Office
Art.Nr. 19921
24,00 EUR
 
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Atlantic Fever
Jablonski, Edward
First Edition, First Printing.
A book on the quest for Atlantic Flight from 1919-1939.

From the earliest days of manned flight, the Atlantic Ocean beckoned to bold aviators, the ultimate challenge to their flying skill. For two brief decades, airmen of vision, perseverance, and raw nerve blazed a trail in the sky for the millions who have followed. Filled with the glamour, romanticism, comedy, and tragedy of those years, ATLANTIC FEVER is a lavishly illustrated record of the men and machines that conquered that vast sea.
Beginning with the first successful crossing - the U.S. Navy's meticulously planned expedition of three Curtiss-designed NC's in 1919 - Edward Jablonski covers every major aerial landmark. The first nonstop fiight, Alcock and Brown's hair-raising journey; the first crossing by airship and the first East-to-West trip, by Britain's stately R-34 - all the important "firsts" are described in detail.
The competition for one "first," however, monopolized the public's Imagination. The Orteig Prize, $25,000 for the first nonstop fiight between New York and Paris, attracted the biggest names in aviation. Some of the best flyers met death: Nungesser and Coli, lost over the ocean; Davis and Wooster, drowned in a Virginia swamp. And the prize, of course, went to a gritty unknown from the Midwest, Charles A. Lindbergh. Jablonski captures all the drama of "Lucky Lindy's" historic flight, and all the pathos of those who tried too hastily to follow in his footsteps.
For this is a book about not only celebrated triumphs, but the less-well-known distinctions as well. Here, for example is the conquest of the South Atlantic, a less popular but no less hazardous route. Another chapter unravels the colorful shenanigans of Charles Levine, the press agent, entrepreneur, and subsequently flyer, whose Columbia, en route to Berlin, set a distance record but never did land in the German capital. Smaller contributions to air history receive their due: Aircraftsman William Ballentyne, for example, became the first aerial stowaway, and Princest Anne Lowenstein-Wertheim was both the first woman to attempt the Atlantic by air - and the first woman to be lost trying. A vivid report on Amelia Earhart's first transatlantic flight is included, and Douglas "Wrong-Way" Corrigan's wittily conceived exploits provide a fitting conclusion to the "Golden Age" of transatlantic adventure - ending, as it began, with the enthusiastic derring-do of a courageous flyer.

Hardcover with dust jacket
325 Seiten / pages
many photos
good condition
New York - 1972 - The MacMillian Company
Art.Nr. 9885
24,00 EUR
 
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Atlantic Fever: Lindbergh, His Competitors, and the Race to Cross the Atlantic
Jackson, Joe
First Edition

For five weeks - from April 14 to May 21, 1927 - the world held its breath while fourteen aviators took to the air to capture the $25,000 prize that Raymond Orteig offered to the first man to cross the Atlantic Ocean without stopping.
Joe Jackson's Atlantic Fever is about this race, a milestone in American history whose story has never been fully told. Delving into the lives of the big-name competitors - the polar explorer Richard Byrd, the French war hero Rene Fonck, the millionaire Charles Levine, and the race's eventual winner, the enigmatic Charles Lindbergh—as well as those whose names have been forgotten by history (such as Bernt Balchen, Stanton Wooster, and Clarence Chamberlin), Jackson brings a completely fresh and original perspective to the race to conquer the Atlantic.
Atlantic Fever opens for us one of those magical Windows onto a moment when the nexus of technology, innovation, character, and spirit led so many contenders from different parts of the world to be on the cusp of the exact same achievement at the exact same time.

Hardcover with dust jacket
527 Seiten / pages
photos
book very good condition, dust jacket with one small tear
New York - 2012 - Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Art.Nr. 15747
21,00 EUR
 
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Atlantico Pacifico: Lehrjahre des überseeischen Luftverkehrs
Buddenbrock, Dr. W. Freiherr von
Erstausgabe.

Aus dem Inhalt:
Später Bericht über eine vergangene Epoche
Zwischen Wind und Wasser
Das Flugboot
Vom Seefliegen
Barranquilla 1924
Curacao 1925
Über die Karibensee
Wir entdecken Mittelamerika (1925)
Vor den Toren der USA
Das schiefe Leitwerk
Unter der alten Schiffsglocke
Robinson in Venezuela
Auf dem Atlantik
Das ist der Haken
Das geheimnisvolle Schleppsegel
Das Wal-Fang- und Schleuderschiff
Bring sie lebend heim
Die Flotte wächst
Die Ostmark erscheint
Auf der großen Spur
Die Probe aufs Exempel

Leinen
152 Seiten / pages
viele Fotos
sehr gut erhalten
Düsseldorf - 1965 - GFW-Verlag
Art.Nr. 10778
34,00 EUR
 
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Atlantikflug der "BREMEN" 1928
Dokumentation zum 50. Jahrestag der ersten Ost-West-Überquerung des Nordatlantiks im Non-Stop-Flug durch die Besatzung Köhl, von Hünefeld und Fritzmaurice auf der Junkers W33L "Bremen" D-1167 am 12. und 13. April 1928.

Beilage: 3-seitige Ausarbeitung zum vermutlichen Startgewicht der "Bremen"

Original Pappband
104 Seiten / pages
viele interessante Abbildungen
gut erhalten, letzte Seite lose
Bremen - 1978 - Freie Hansestadt Bremen
Art.Nr. 19459
22,00 EUR
 
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Bremsklötze weg!: Das Lebensbuch eines deutschen Fliegers
Köhl, Hermann (Flugkapitän)
Hermann Köhl gelang 1928 zusammen mit von Hühnefeld und dem Iren Fitzmaurice in derJunkers W33 "Bremen" die erste Atlantiküberquerung von Ost nach West.
Durch dieses Buches wurde ein neues "Nur-Flügel-Flugzeug" ermöglicht, das aus Erträgen des Verkaufs nach Hermann Köhls Plänen im Auftrag des Sieben-Stäbe-Verlages gebaut wurde.
Hermann Köhl starb 1938 im Alter von 50 Jahren.

Leinen
228 Seiten / pages
Fotos
innen sehr gut erhalten, Einband und Schnitt fleckig
Berlin - 1933 - Sieben-Stäbe-Verlag
Art.Nr. 19530
22,00 EUR
 
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Ferry Pilot - A Flying Memoir: Nine Lives Over the North Atlantic
McCauley, Kerry
KERRY McCAULE Yhas the job most pilots can only dream of: delivering small used aircraft to locations around the world. In his 30 years as an international ferry pilot. Kerry has delivered almost every kind of airplane you can name to almost every location you can think of. In his long career Kerry battled fuel system malfunctions over the Atlantic, a total electrical failure at night over the Sahara, getting lost over Africa and getting struck by lightning off the coast of Portugal. Not to mention losing his engine and having to fly dead stick in a thunderstorm. Kerry's almost insatiable, reckless quest for danger and adventure also led to putting international smuggler and bank robber on his resume. Kerry found the answer to the question "What could possibly go wrong?" time and time again. But his skill, ingenuity, and a heavy dose of luck, were what allowed him to survive the countless mishaps, catastrophes, close calls and a nearly fatal plane crash.

Paperback
355 Seiten / pages
photos
excellent condition, like new
2020 - Art.Nr. 21447
18,00 EUR
 
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First Across !: The U.S. Navy's Transatlantic Flight of 1919
Smith, Richard K.
There are many first in transatlantic aviation. You may know Lindberghs famous flight from 1927, which was the first nonstop solo crossing. This book however describes in great detail the very first "First". In 1919 America with all it's military power demonstrated it could fly the Atlantic. No less then 56 U.S. destoyers were stationed along a line across the ocean to serve as station ships. Three planes left Newfoundland for Portual. Only one came through (after 20 days hopping from ship to ship). Not an elegant way to do the crossing, but an exiting story to read...

Hardcover with dust jacket
279 Seiten / pages
Maps and many photos and Illustrations
very good condition
Annapolis, Maryland - 1986 - Naval Institute Press
Art.Nr. 19196
38,00 EUR
 
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Flugboote über dem Atlantik: Die abenteuerlichen Expeditionen der Lufthansa 1934-1939
Rosenstock, Jürgen
Erstausgabe

Mit Flugbooten, die von Katapultschiffen aus starteten, baute die Lufthansa die Luftpoststrecke über dem Südatlantik auf. Für Piloten und Flugzeuge war dieser erste planmäßige Trans-Ozean-Dienst eine große Herausforderung.
In diesem Buch schildert Jürgen Rosenstock detailliert die abenteuerlichen Expeditionen der Lufthansa zwischen 1934 und 1939. Zahlreiche zeitgenössische Illustrationen erinnern an eine der größten Pionierleistungen für die zivile Luftfahrt. Eine Zeittafel fasst die wichtigsten Südatlantik-Flüge bis 1939 zusammen.
Zum 75. Jubiläum der Deutschen Lufthansa leistet dieses Buch einen würdigen Beitrag.

Leinen mit Originalschutzumschlag - Großformat
127 Seiten / pages
viele z.T. seltene Fotos, Dokumente und Karten
gut erhaltene Augabe
München - 2001 - GeraMond Verlag
Art.Nr. 19479
28,00 EUR
 
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Hünefeld: Ein Leben der Tat
Walter, Friedrich
Biographie des Freiherrn von Hünefeld, Organisator und Besatzungsmitglied des ersten Fluges über den Atlantik von Ost nach West.

Der Flugpionier Ehrenfried Günther Freiherr von Hünefeld (* 1. Mai 1892 in Königsberg; † 5. Februar 1929 in Berlin) war Initiator und Besatzungsmitglied des ersten Ost-West-Fluges über den Nordatlantik im Jahr 1928.
Unmittelbar nach seiner Rückkehr von dem erfolgreichen Nordatlantikflug erwarb von Hünefeld auch selbst die Pilotenlizenz, um bei seinem nächsten Projekt, einem Flug nach Tokio, auch selbst am Steuer seiner Maschine fliegen zu können. Trotz Krankheit trat er den Flug nach Tokio im September 1928 an. Es war sogar eine Pazifiküberquerung geplant gewesen. Diese kam aber wegen Verzögerungen des Fernost-Fluges, für den Hünefeld die Indienroute wählte, nicht mehr zustande. Von Hünefeld starb bald nach seiner Rückkehr nach Deutschland an den Folgen seiner Krankheit.

Leinen
203 Seiten / pages
Fotos
sehr gut erhalten, unterer Einbandrand etwas lichtrandig
Potsdam - 1931 - Ernte-Verlag
Art.Nr. 666
18,00 EUR
 
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Im Flugboot nach Amerika: Erlebnisse des Ozeanfliegers Wolfgang von Gronau zusammengestellt von Arnold Frisch
von Gronau, Wolfgang


Halbleinen
80 Seiten / pages
2 Fotos, viele Zeichnungen
Buchdeckel vorne vom Buchblock losgerissen.
Berlin und Leipzig - 1936 - Franz Schneider Verlag
Art.Nr. 4585
16,00 EUR
 
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Im Flugboot nach Amerika: Erlebnisse des Ozeanfliegers Wolfgang von Gronau zusammengestellt von Arnold Frisch
von Gronau, Wolfgang


Halbleinen
80 Seiten / pages
2 Fotos, viele Zeichnungen
gut erhalten
Berlin und Leipzig - 1936 - Franz Schneider Verlag
Art.Nr. 7952
28,00 EUR
 
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Im Grönland-Wal: Dreimal über den Atlantik und einmal um die Welt
von Gronau, Wolfgang
Erstausgabe.

Leinen
177 Seiten / pages
Mit 48 Bildern
Sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar
Berlin - 1933 - Verlag von Reimar Hobbing
Art.Nr. 9838
22,00 EUR
 
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Im Grönland-Wal: Dreimal über den Atlantik und einmal um die Welt
von Gronau, Wolfgang
Erstausgabe

Leinen
177 Seiten / pages
mit 48 Bildern
innen sehr gut erhalten, Einband lichtrandig mit Fleck auf der Einbandrückseite
Berlin - 1933 - Verlag von Reimar Hobbing
Art.Nr. 15853
16,00 EUR
 
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Navigation des Avions du Service Commercial pour l'Amérique du Sud


newly bound in gray paper, large format
35 Seiten / pages
good condition
Lisbonne - 1927 - Imprimerie Nationale
Art.Nr. 13560
32,00 EUR
 
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Normandie - Njemen
Monod, Martine


Leinen
260 Seiten / pages
sehr gut erhalten
Berlin (Ost) - 1964 - Verlag Kultur und Fortschritt
Art.Nr. 18295
4,00 EUR
 
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Pioniere des Nordatlantikfluges
Hoorebeek, Albert van
Hier wird eines der schönsten und erregendsten Kapitel der Fliegerei und ihrer Geschichte mit aller nur wünschenswerten Sachlichkeit dargestellt und außerdem mit einer vollkommenen Objektivität gegenüber dem Anteil der verschiedenen Nationen. Die ersten Überquerungsversuche mit Flugzeugen begannen 1919 und waren durch die Fortschritte ermöglicht worden, die während des ersten Weltkrieges auf den verschiedenen Gebieten der Aeronautik erzielt worden waren.
Im dritten Jahrzehnt unseres Jahrhunderts folgten einander die Versuche, die oft noch mit unzulänglichen Mitteln unternommen wurden; ob sie nun erfolgreich verliefen oder nicht - sie machten alle die Art und das Ausmaß der Schwierigkeiten deutlich, die zu überwinden waren, und brachten die unerläßlichen Erfahrungen ein, die dann von den späteren Konkurrenten verwertet werden konnten...

Hardcover
147 Seiten / pages
viele Abbildungen
sehr gut erhalten
Stuttgart - 1968 - Schwabenverlag
Art.Nr. 4754
25,00 EUR
 
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Sputnik Into Space
Vassiliev, M - Dobronravov, V.V. (Prof., Soviet Academy of Science)
First Edition

On the evening of October 4th, the first man-made satellite rocketed into spacc and entered its orbit round the carth.
So began a new era in history. Overnight the eyes of the entire world became fixed on Russia, marvelling at and applauding her technical brilliance, but also, in the western hemisphere, frantically revising the current operational plans of national defence. For it had been comfortably assumed that America led the world in rocketry and ballistic development. Now that that fallacy had been dramatically exposed, a cornplete re-appraisal of both strategy and diplomacy became a matter of urgency.
Bathing delightedly in the lime-light of this great coup, Russia maintained a top security clamp on the secrets of her success. That is what makes this book so important and so tremendously interesting. Vassiliev, under the supervision of Professor V. V. Dobronravov, gives the first authoritative Russian viewpoint of man's efforts to conquer space.
The whole exciting, almost incredible story is here. Written in direct, straightforward terms that the layman can readily understand, this book deals with every aspect of interplanetary flight, the successes so far achieved, and the next steps in active preparation for the immediate future.
We stand at the threshold of a revolutionary concept of life. With this sober and realistic book the reader can not only grasp the magnitude of some of the problems involved, but can savour for himself the wonderful experience of entering a new and largely unknown world of vast distances, apparent motionlessness, and utter silence.

Hardcover with dust jacket
147 Seiten / pages
photos and illustrations
good condition, dust jacked with tears
London - 1958 - Souvenir Press
Art.Nr. 21439
16,00 EUR
 
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Südatlantikflug: Luftreise zur schwimmenden Insel "Westfalen" über Spanisch-, Französisch-, Britisch-Afrika
von Poturzyn, Fischer
Erstausgabe.

Blauer Leineneinband mit silbern geprägter Schrift
239 Seiten / pages
mit 100 Fotos des Verfassers
sehr gut erhaltenes, schönes Exemplar
München - 1934 - Verlag Frz. Eher Nachf.
Art.Nr. 1547
75,00 EUR
 
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Südatlantikflug: Luftreise zur schwimmenden Insel "Westfalen" über Spanisch-, Französisch-, Britisch-Afrika
von Poturzyn, Fischer
Erstausgabe.

Blauer Leineneinband mit silbern geprägter Schrift
239 Seiten / pages
mit 100 Fotos des Verfassers
gut erhalten, Rücken und Einband am Rand etwas fleckig
München - 1934 - Verlag Frz. Eher Nachf.
Art.Nr. 4855
35,00 EUR
 
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The Bremen
Hotson, Fred W.
First Edition, First printing, signed by the author with a dedication to "Mr. Bittner, Lufthansa - Archive".

THE flight of the German airplane Bremen from Europe to North America in 1928 was one of the milestones of aviation history. No one had flown the Atlantic in that direction and the risks were high - seven people had died in the attempt. When two Germans and an Irishman left Ireland in the Bremen for New York, there were predictions of a similar fate, and when nothing was heard after 40 hours, the newspapers began preparing obituaries of the gallant crew. Suddenly a message was relayed from a remote Canadian radio station: the aircraft had force-landed on an ice-bound island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence ... and the race was on to reach the stranded flyers.
The Bremen story is an exciting drama of courage, humour and tragedy. All sorts of people found themselves drawn into the event, from the lighthouse keeper and his family, who watched in amazement as the aircraft landed almost at their front door, to presidents and prime ministers. There were the bush pilots who were first to reach the flyers, the mechanics who tried to repair the Bremen, ruthless reporters competing for a scoop, and Lindbergh making a mercy flight in an attempt to save the life of pilot Floyd Bennett. Small wonder an enthusiastic Journalist of those aviation-mad days called the Bremen episode "the greatest news story of all time."

Hardcover with dust jacket
224 Seiten / pages
photos and maps
very good condition
Toronto - 1988 - CANAV Books
Art.Nr. 16465
36,00 EUR
 
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The Bremen
Hotson, Fred W.
First Edition, First printing.

THE flight of the German airplane Bremen from Europe to North America in 1928 was one of the milestones of aviation history. No one had flown the Atlantic in that direction and the risks were high - seven people had died in the attempt. When two Germans and an Irishman left Ireland in the Bremen for New York, there were predictions of a similar fate, and when nothing was heard after 40 hours, the newspapers began preparing obituaries of the gallant crew. Suddenly a message was relayed from a remote Canadian radio station: the aircraft had force-landed on an ice-bound island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence ... and the race was on to reach the stranded flyers.
The Bremen story is an exciting drama of courage, humour and tragedy. All sorts of people found themselves drawn into the event, from the lighthouse keeper and his family, who watched in amazement as the aircraft landed almost at their front door, to presidents and prime ministers. There were the bush pilots who were first to reach the flyers, the mechanics who tried to repair the Bremen, ruthless reporters competing for a scoop, and Lindbergh making a mercy flight in an attempt to save the life of pilot Floyd Bennett. Small wonder an enthusiastic Journalist of those aviation-mad days called the Bremen episode "the greatest news story of all time."

Hardcover with dust jacket
224 Seiten / pages
photos and maps
very good condition
Toronto - 1988 - CANAV Books
Art.Nr. 20257
24,00 EUR
 
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The Great Atlantic Air Race: The Adventure and Its Lessons
Bostock, Peter
Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic, during eight days in May 1969 an irrepressible cavalcade of self-styled adventurers raced between the top of the Empire State Building and the London Post Office Tower. Organized by the Daily Mail of London, with $144,000 in prizes donated for twenty-one separate categories, the race involved 390 competitors, the cooperation of the aviation industry, and the work of hundreds of volunteers interested in the future of air travel.
Humor, tension, cunning, and even sabotage marked many of the 349 attempts to cross the Atlantic in one direction or the other. Competitors used everything from regular airliners to light aircraft, from supersonic military jets to powered gliders. Though often only seconds separated the winners from the losers at the end of a 3500-mile dash, speed was not always essential. Six of the twenty-one prizes were for the most original and ingenious performances. As a result, in London and New York some competitors used hot-air balloons, Roman chariots, rickshaws, and vintage cars. Such novel forms of transport contrasted sharply with the 200 helicopters, 300 motor-cycles, sirenblaring ambulances, and a string of high-powered cars employed by the jet set.
The Royal Navy smashed the America-Britain world speed record three times; the Royal Air Force created a sensation by hopping from the city center of London in the jump-jet Harrier; and the progress of twenty-six light-aircraft entrants kept the world on tenterhooks äs violent storms broke out across their great circle route. Disaster stalked three light aircraft, but each competitor finished the race using a scheduled air service.
The author was one of the organizers of the event, and he provides intimate pen portraits of many key competitors and their attempts. He also highlights the lessons that emerged from the race which must be taken into ac-count if we are going to cope successfully with the problems of the jumbo and supersonic jets.

hardcover with dust jacket
224 Seiten / pages
many photos
good condition, dust jacked with some tears at the top
New York - 1970 - William Morrow & Company
Art.Nr. 21434
26,00 EUR
 
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The Water Jump: The Story of Transatlantic Flight
Beaty, David
First U.S. Edition

The Atlantic had proved a graveyard for many ships, and when the first butterfly craft began to fly it after the First World War, all the omens warned that it would swallow up planes as well. Nonetheless, the pioneers - Read, Alcock and Brown, Lindbergh, as well as many who gambled and lost - continued to pit themselves against the odds. Today, as we know, the luxury liners have virtually disappeared and the Atlantic crossing is now, overwhelmingly, the water jump.
David Beaty involves us not only in the drama of man against the elements but in the increasingly vehement struggle of man against man: the race to be first, the race to beat the ships, the race to run a successful commercial airline, the race to be fastest. Opening with a passenger in the mid-70's who is taking off in a jumbo jet, he unfolds the tapestry of what went before: the vision and blindness, the guesses, mistakes and waste, the political interference and technical advances, the Personalities, the tragedies, the commitment and the successes. Thanks to The Water Jump, we share in the excitement and understand the scale of one of the epic achievements of our century.
DAVID BEATY spent many of his RAF service years over the Atlantic and, when the Second World War was over, he made nearly two hundred crossings as a British Overseas Airways Captain. Since he has also been a member of the Administrative Civil Service he is singularly qualified to present both the individual human traits and the complex organizational efforts which together achieved the water Jump.

Hardcover with dust jacket
304 Seiten / pages
with 140 illustrations
good condition
New York - San Francisco - London - 1976 - Harper & Row, Publishers
Art.Nr. 13413
18,00 EUR
 
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The Water Jump: The Story of Transatlantic Flight
Beaty, David
First Edition

The Atlantic had proved a graveyard for many ships, and when the first butterfly craft began to fly it after the First World War, all the omens warned that it would swallow up planes as well. Nonetheless, the pioneers - Read, Alcock and Brown, Lindbergh, as well as many who gambled and lost - continued to pit themselves against the odds. Today, as we know, the luxury liners have virtually disappeared and the Atlantic crossing is now, overwhelmingly, the water jump.
David Beaty involves us not only in the drama of man against the elements but in the increasingly vehement struggle of man against man: the race to be first, the race to beat the ships, the race to run a successful commercial airline, the race to be fastest. Opening with a passenger in the mid-70's who is taking off in a jumbo jet, he unfolds the tapestry of what went before: the vision and blindness, the guesses, mistakes and waste, the political interference and technical advances, the Personalities, the tragedies, the commitment and the successes. Thanks to The Water Jump, we share in the excitement and understand the scale of one of the epic achievements of our century.
DAVID BEATY spent many of his RAF service years over the Atlantic and, when the Second World War was over, he made nearly two hundred crossings as a British Overseas Airways Captain. Since he has also been a member of the Administrative Civil Service he is singularly qualified to present both the individual human traits and the complex organizational efforts which together achieved the water Jump.

Hardcover with dust jacket
304 Seiten / pages
with 140 illustrations
very good condition
London - 1976 - Martin Secker & Warburg
Art.Nr. 21508
26,00 EUR
 
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They flew the Atlantic
de la Croix, Robert
First Great Britain Edition

Today great airliners cross the Atlantic with the regularity of trains. The service has become a commonplace - so much so that the daring and heroism of the pioneers who paved the way is already growing dim in the public mind.
Ask most people today who first flew the Atlantic, and you will probably get a wrong answer. For the record, it was two Englishmen, Alcock and Brown, in a converted Vickers-Vimy bomber - and such a long time elapsed before it was flown again (eight years) that their triumph was largely forgotten. And it was another Englishman, Major Scott, and his crew who first flew an airship to America and back - again years before the achievement was repeated.
But, of course, the final conquest of the Atlantic was the joint work of the flyers of many nations. An American named Wellman was the first to try - in an airship before the First World War. Two Germans (Baron von Huenefeld and Hermann Kohl) and an Irishman (Major Fitzmaurice) made the first East-West crossing. A young American, Charles A. Lindbergh, made the first nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic.
Not all those who tried were successful, however, and many of them lost their lives: the gallant Frenchmen Nungesser and Coli; Hamilton, Minchin and Princess Loewenstein-Wertheim; Lloyd Bertaud, Hill and Payne; Tully and Metcalfe; the French ace Jean Mermoz - and all too many others. Some of them were experienced flyers with a sober purpose who ran into bad luck; others were irresponsible sensation-seekers. But all were men and women of high courage.
Robert de la Croix re-tells their story here, and it makes a thrilling and often heart-warming tale of extraordinary adventures, hair-breadth escapes, triumph, disaster - and ultimate victory.

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225 Seiten / pages
many photos
very good condition
London - 1958 - Frederick Muller
Art.Nr. 21536
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Trutz Tod !: Des jungen Hünefeld Werden und Weg
Walter, Friedrich
Ehrenfried Günther Freiherr von Hünefeld (* 1. Mai 1892 in Königsberg; † 5. Februar 1929), deutscher Flugpionier. Initiator und Besatzungsmitglied des ersten Ost-West-Fluges über den Nordatlantik im Jahr 1928.

Original Leineneinband
107 Seiten / pages
Fotos
gut erhalten, Rücken ein wenig verblasst. Innen die ersten 4 Seiten etwas stockfleckig
Potsdam - 1930 - Ernte-Verlag
Art.Nr. 18589
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Über den Wolken: Wellblech und Atlantikflug: Wie ein kleines Flugzeug Bremen in der Welt bekannt machte
Meisel, Christin
Erstausgabe.

1928 machten sich Hermann Köhl, James C. Fitzmaurice und Ehrenfried Günther Freiherr von Hünefeld auf, erstmalig den Atlantik in Ost-West-Richtung zu überfliegen.
Trotz widriger Umstände und obwohl nur ein einmotoriges Flugzeug (Junkers W33 „Bremen") benutzt wurde, gelang der Versuch. Die New Yorker feierten die Besatzung mit einer riesigen Konfettiparade und die Bremer jubelten den drei Fliegern Tage später auf dem Marktplatz zu. Der Flug zeigte der Welt, daß Verkehrsfliegerei über Kontinente hinweg möglich ist. Er diente auf diese Weise der Völkerverständigung.
Über 60 Jahre später erinnerten sich einige Bremer der Pionierleistung und holten die Junkers W33 „Bremen" nach Bremen zurück. Das im Flughafen ausgestellte, mittlerweile restaurierte Flugzeug soll die Erinnerung an Pionierleistung und Völkerfreundschaft wachhalten.

softcover
109 Seiten / pages
viele seltene Fotos
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Bremen - 1998 - Siepmann und Kurze Verlag
Art.Nr. 11824
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Unser Ozeanflug: Lebenserinnerungen - Der erste Ost-West-Flug über den Atlantik in der "Bremen"
Köhl, Hermann - Fitzmaurice, James C. - Hünefeld, E.G. Freiherr von
21. erweiterte Auflage, ca. 1930.
Lebenserinnerungen der Atlantikflieger.

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275 Seiten / pages
Mit 33 Abbildungen
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Berlin - 1930 - Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft
Art.Nr. 16004
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