A new book by Albert S.J Tucker Jr and Matthew W Paxton IV with Eugene J Dunning, recounts the exploits of Captain Bob Ford and crew of a Pan American Airways flying boat that had to circumnavigate the globe in 1941 just after the attack on Pearl Harbor The flight was a thirty four day ordeal It took over 31,000 miles, 3 oceans, 5 continents, 12 nations, 22 landings, and crossed the equator 4 times They had no airways to follow, had to use bad fuel, had no spare parts They had engine failures, were nearly shot down, and made numerous overloaded takeoffs With few air navigation aids, Ford was still able to employ precision celestial air navigation Captain Ford and crew accomplished the impossible and made aviation history Four years of research and writing, this incredible and absolutely true story of the Pacific Clipper is a tribute to the greatness of Pan Am, her crews, and is worthy of a Cecil B De Mille epic movie...
|Title||:||Pacific Clipper : The Untold Story|
|Publisher||:||News Gazette April 2001|
|Number of Pages||:||140 pages|
|File Size||:||698 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Pacific Clipper : The Untold Story Reviews
Fantastic true story. Wish they would make a movie of this.
This book is a real pager turner. I only wish it had a few more pages to turn. The topic is fantastic and the riding style keeps you on the edge of your seat. This is a fantastic story and the accomplishement described is equivalent to the landing on the moon for 1930's. This book should defenitely be made into a movie. I see Tom Hanks getting another Oscar as the Pilot of the Clipper.
This story should be read by pilots and passengers for years to come. The people that pulled together to make this back side of the world navigation happen were extraordinary individuals who are few and far between nowadays. This book is not a novel with lots of gushy drama, but one of the best kind of drama, that of purely accomplishing a nearly impossible task. Accomplish it they did, with very little fanfare. Thanks for the research and writing of this story to Albert S. J Tucker