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Spinning on the Wind

A Gyronauts Tale by Jennings, Shirley Code: 56551 Format: Paperback / 270 pages Publication date: 15/02/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days Price: AU $18.69
The arrival of the 1960s saw the dawn of the homebuilt gyroplane. A new genre of aviation like nothing seen before: a wing that lives and breathes, driven purely by the wind. Deceptive in its simplicity, addictive in its freedom and deadly to the unwary. It's a powerful enchantment. In domestic garages and garden sheds, ordinary people built tiny rotorcraft - then taught themselves to fly by reading the instructions. Two pioneers were smitten by this exciting new form of flight and set out on an identical path, weaving a circle of coincidence that spanned five decades and encompassed a nation. It's a fine line between rapture and tragedy. One flight is all it takes...
Format: Paperback
Pages: 270
Illustration: B&W THROUGHOUT
Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Publisher: SILVERWOOD BOOKS LTD
Publication date: 15/02/2019
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 203mm X 133mm
Code: 56551