The Flying Firsts of Walter Hinton

From the 1919 Transatlantic Flight to the Arctic and the Amazon Benjamin J. Burns. Hinton's health declined rapidly in his final year. He couldn't sleep. He had trouble with cogent thoughts and expressing himself.

The Flying Firsts of Walter Hinton

Walter Hinton was a pilot on the first plane to cross the Atlantic (eight years before Lindbergh)—a four-engine, Navy-Curtiss flying boat with a crew of six, in May 1919. Based on more than 40 hours of personal interviews with Hinton, this volume chronicles that first flight and Hinton’s other remarkable adventures in aviation—which include being lost in a downed balloon in the Canadian Arctic and believed dead, making the first flight to Rio de Janeiro from New York, pursuing the first aerial exploration of the Amazon, and undertaking a nationwide promotion of aviation and airports for the Exchange Clubs in the United States. With the dramatic and adventurous story of Hinton, a lost chapter in the history of flight in America is uncovered.

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The Flying Firsts of Walter Hinton
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Benjamin J. Burns
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-09 - Publisher: McFarland

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Pages: 256
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