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Boeing Field (Images of Aviation)

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Publisher Comments:

Even before there were runways, the area south of the city of Seattle was Washington's aviation hub. Charles Hamilton, a daredevil dubbed "Crazy Man of the Air," became the first flyer in the state when he coaxed his Curtiss biplane into the sky over Meadows Racetrack in 1910. He promptly crashed. With the help of William Boeing and his growing aviation company, Boeing Field opened in 1928. In those early days, brave air travelers could hitch a ride along with bags of mail in cold, noisy biplanes. Bigger, better aircraft soon followed, but wartime intervened. Thousands of Flying Fortress bombers emerged from Boeing's Plant 2 at the edge of the airfield and winged off to war. In the years after, Boeing Field served a dazzling array of winged machines--from the smallest Piper Cub to Air Force One.

Book News Annotation:

Through b&w photos, this volume recounts the history of Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, from the early 1900s to the present. Photos show airplanes and pilots who landed there, buildings and facilities, passenger flights, different types of planes from its origins through the age of jets, events during World War II, crashes, and the airport in contemporary times, including planes housed at the Museum of Flight. Graff is the author of several aviation books and curator of the Museum of Flight. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Seattle resident Cory Graff is the author of several aviation books and is the assistant curator at the Museum of Flight, located on Boeing Field. Using photographs from Seattle-area institutions and companies, Graff tells the fascinating story of one of the nation's most unusual airports.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738556154
Author:
Graff, Cory
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
AVI;TRA
Subject:
Wa
Subject:
Aviation - History
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Pacific Northwest
Subject:
History
Subject:
Airports
Subject:
King County International Airport (Wash.) -
Subject:
Aircraft industry -- Washington (State)
Subject:
Aviation - General
Subject:
Avi
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of Aviation
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200, Black and White
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.26x6.50x.36 in. .71 lbs.

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