By The Seat Of My Pants A Pilot's Progress from 1917 to 1930

By: Smith, Dean C.

Price: $25.00

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This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has noticeable generalized rubbing and several semi-closed edge tears. "Dean Cullom Smith (September 27, 1899 – March 4, 1987) was a pioneer American mail pilot, test pilot, flying instructor, Antarctic pilot, and airline pilot. At 17 years of age, he became the youngest flight instructor in U. S. Army history. He was a lead pilot for the U. S. Postal Service's airmail service, and was the first pilot to initiate night air mail flights. He was an executive for many airlines and aircraft companies. Smith was a pilot for the Byrd Antarctic Expedition of 1928–1930 involved in aerial overflights to discover new land that could be claimed for the benefit of the United States. The land was later viewed by Byrd and named after his wife. Smith was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Congressional Gold Medal. An Antarctic peak bears his name. He was inducted into the New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame in 1986. "

Title: By The Seat Of My Pants A Pilot's Progress from 1917 to 1930

Author Name: Smith, Dean C.

Categories: Aeronautics / Astronautics,

Edition: 2nd Printing

Publisher: Boston, MA, Atlantic Monthly / Little Brown: 1961

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket

Seller ID: A36800

Keywords: Aeronautics / Astronautics Dean C. Smith Aviation Early Aviation Air Mail Aeronautics / Astronautics,