BELLANCA's GOLDEN AGE traces G.M. Bellanca coming from Sicily to America as a teenager in 1911 through his 42 years of continuous airplane manufacturing operations. He did more for aviation than any other single individual during aviation's first 100 years, bar none! This is the ONLY BOOK that has ever captured Bellanca's complete and lengthy story. Details the beginnings of the air transportation system over great distances. Details the first ten flights over the Atlantic and the first flight over the Pacific. Tells never-before-told stories of Charles Lindbergh, Clarence Chamberlin and many other Golden Age personalities. Tells the complete story of the greatest airplane of the 1920s Bellanca's Columbia (the plane Lindbergh wanted but didn't get). In the 1930s the government tested 209 different airplanes and found that Bellanca's was the best regarding "efficiency." Details Bellanca airplanes: CD, CE, CF, Wright-Bellanca 1, WB-2, Columbia, Bellanca J, TES Tandem, Pacemaker, Special J-300, Model K, Airbus/Aircruiser, C-27A, Miss Veedol, The White Falcon, Senior Skyrocket, The Flash, XSE-1, XSE-2, Bellanca Racer, Cruisair Junior, YO-50 (liaison), AT-21-BL Trainer, Cruisair Senior, Cruisemaster.
148 pgs, Soft Cover, 8.5 x 11, 175+ photos, 3-view outlines.