Solo to Sydney

Sir Francis Chichester, Author

1982
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Maker and Role
Sir Francis Chichester, Author
Production Date
1982
Description
Record of Sir Francis Chichester's 1929 solo flight from England to Sydney in a Gypsy Moth with only five months of training.

"[This book] is a good story of early pioneering, for as he makes his way across the world with optimistic faith and commitment, he introduces some of the early aerodromes and aviators, those men who opened up the air routes of the world...
The whole book is compulsive reading, but I still find the flight through monsoons over Java and the later description of his entry into Australia the most vividly compelling. His forced landing at the water bore and losing his way bear witness to the fact that world mapping was very greatly needed at that time." - foreword.
ISBN/ISSN
0851772544
Physical Description
208p, [9] p of plates : ill., facsims, 1port ; 23cm.
Media/Materials
Accession No
04-4128
Credit Line
Sir Francis Chichester. 1982. Solo to Sydney, 04-4128. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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