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Flying Circus

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  36 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published June 1st 1976 by Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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Jean
Mar 31, 2011 Jean rated it really liked it
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 i ...more
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I love the writing style. As a pilot myself it makes it just that much more exciting.
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Mar 27, 2012 Jeffrey Scott rated it really liked it
An excellent history of early aviation transports written in Mr. Gann's poetic style.
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Neat overview of historical aircraft!
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Ernest K Gann was an aviator, author, filmmaker, sailor, fisherman and conservationist.

After earning his pilot license, Gann spent his much of his free time aloft, flying for pleasure. The continuing Great Depression soon cost him his job and he was unable to find another position in the movie business. In search of work, he decided to move his family to California. Gann was able to find odd jobs
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