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A History in the Making: 80 Turbulent Years in the American General Aviation History
A comprehensive look at the past, present and future of the general aviation industry. Chronicles the glory, decline, and emerging recovery of this significant sector of the American aerospace industry. No such account has been published before, positioning Rise, Fall & Phoenix as the only authoritative reference force.
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published August 1st 1998 by McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
(first published July 1st 1998)
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Published history of general aviation is scarce. Most of what there is tends to be fragmented or focused on single manufacturers or single entrepreneurs. This one is about the best available and, while it covers post-WWII thoroughly, I feel it gives short shrift to the Golden Age of Aviation. He does refer to and briefly describe a number of important companies that are little known outside the hangars where work on old airplanes is done. The bulk of attention is on the second half of the twenti ...more