TITLE/AUTHOR: WIND IN THE WIRES A Golden Era of Flight 1909-1939 by Mike Vines
PUBLISHER: Motorbooks International Publishers, Osceola, WI, Copyright 1995, Out-Of-Print
ISBN: (10) 0-7603-0190-5
ILLUSTRATOR: Page after page of full color photos
DESCRIPTION: Hardcover, Black cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine, 128 pages, Approx. 9 x 11 inches
CONDITION: LIKE NEW
DUST JACKET: LIKE NEW , Pictorial covers, Not price clipped
ABOUT THIS BOOK: This is a journey in photographs from the pioneering years of aviation beginning in 1909 when Bleriot flew the Channel, through the hectic development of fighting aircraft for WW I, taking the story up to the outbreak of WW II. The aircraft covered come from the period which saw speeds go from a stuttering 40mph to 400 mph and must be regarded as a time which saw one of the greatest technology leaps in modern history.
The majority of pictures were taken over a recent summer and autumn season at the three major historic aircraft collections. These are Old Rhinebeck, New York, USA, the Salis Collection in France and the Shuttleworth Collection in the UK. All of these museums regularly fly their aircraft and this is the first book which brings their exhibits together. "Wind the Wires" is a fitting tribute to the early trail-blazing and record-breaking aircraft or their replicas which are still flying today.