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Cromwell Dixon: A Boy & His Plane 1892-1911

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Synopsis:

The story of Cromwell Dixon and his adventures in his plane from Ohio to Montana over the course of 19 years.

Synopsis:

Hailed as a mechanical genius in 1907 at the age of 13, teenage inventor Cromwell Dixon built and flew airships in Ohio before signing on with the famous Glenn Curtiss in New York and flying the world's first airplanes.

At age 19, Dixon became the first pilot in history to fly over the Continental Divide. He made the landmark flight from Helena, Montana, in 1911 before a sudden crash took his life three days later in Spokane, Washington.

In a richly detailed foreword, Jeff Berry, great-nephew of Cromwell Dixon, reveals family stories about Dixon, including how he built his own roller coaster, two motor-driven bicycles, and, at the age of 15, a pedal-powered airship known as the Skycycle. Berry also shares never-before-seen Dixon family photographs.

Like the tale of Icarus, Dixon's story is one of great daring, accomplishment, and tragedy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560374732
Author:
Kidston, Martin J.
Publisher:
Farcountry Press
Author:
Kidston, Martin
Subject:
Air pilots
Subject:
United states
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
Aviation - History
Subject:
Air pilots -- United States.
Subject:
Dixon, Cromwell
Subject:
Biography - General
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
8.90x6.14x.49 in. .57 lbs.

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Biography » General
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Transportation » Aviation » General

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"Synopsis" by , The story of Cromwell Dixon and his adventures in his plane from Ohio to Montana over the course of 19 years.
"Synopsis" by , Hailed as a mechanical genius in 1907 at the age of 13, teenage inventor Cromwell Dixon built and flew airships in Ohio before signing on with the famous Glenn Curtiss in New York and flying the world's first airplanes.

At age 19, Dixon became the first pilot in history to fly over the Continental Divide. He made the landmark flight from Helena, Montana, in 1911 before a sudden crash took his life three days later in Spokane, Washington.

In a richly detailed foreword, Jeff Berry, great-nephew of Cromwell Dixon, reveals family stories about Dixon, including how he built his own roller coaster, two motor-driven bicycles, and, at the age of 15, a pedal-powered airship known as the Skycycle. Berry also shares never-before-seen Dixon family photographs.

Like the tale of Icarus, Dixon's story is one of great daring, accomplishment, and tragedy.

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