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  • First World Flight

  • By: Spencer Lane
  • Narrated by: Dave Wright
  • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 5
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    4 out of 5 stars 4

In 1924, three years before Lindbergh flew to Paris, four young army airmen answered the call of General Billy Mitchell to save US aviation from destruction by the politicians by winning the race with a dozen other nations to make the first flight around the world. In primitive open-cockpit biplanes powered by unreliable engines and few airfields, they were given little chance of success or even survival.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I true story, but over embellished

  • By Christopher on 10-12-17

World Flight Voyager

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-15-17

As the pilot who flu the 1986 Voyager non-stop-non refueled I found the book to be an excellent piece of literary documented prose.
I had the honor in 1987 as my Voyager was being enshrined in the NASM to visit with Gen Lee Wade beside his world World Cruiser
Dick Rutan