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An account of the more ambitious aeronautical flights of the early twentieth century, the Houston-Mount Everest expedition. Flying in formation higher than any before the first flight over Mount Everest in 1933, was in a Westland PV-3 biplane. The extremity endured by the crews of these aeroplanes helped demonstrate the need for pressurized cabins in modern aircraft. It was also the first detailed and scientific survey of the Himalaya region. Indirectly, the expedition resulted in the formation of Scottish Aviation Ltd (now part of BAE Systems).
Illustrated with folding charts and numerous plates, one of which is in 3-D, to be viewed with lenses contained in a pocket on the rear pastedown. 279 pages. Has 3-D glass in rear envelop.
Bindings tight with a minor shelf lean. Text clean. Light shelf handling. Lacking Dust Jacket. Gift Inscription. Stamp of Davenport Museum.
A film, Wings over Everest, by Ivor Montagu and Geoffrey Barkas, was made of the record-setting flight.
Title: ... FIRST OVER EVEREST :
The Houston-Mount Everest Expedition, 1933.
Categories: Transportation History,
Edition: First English Edition.
Publisher: London:, John Lane,: 1933.
lb: 3.00 lb
Seller ID: 006114