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  QUEEN OF SPEED
   by Nancy Wilson
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QUEEN OF SPEED

SALUTE TO A FORGOTTEN HEROINE

In aviation terms, we are the spoilt generation. Our aeroplanes are more reliable than ever, more comfortable, stronger, safer and easier to fly. Navigation since the advent of GPS has moved from an art to a science, enabling the weekend pilot to fix his/her position with virtually the same accuracy as the crew of a 777.
In the context of powered flight – barely 100 years old – it is sobering to consider the remarkable achievements of aviators in an age when engines failed as a matter of course; navigation was by guess and by god; and instrumentation and avionics were either minimal or non-existent. The fact that these amazing people managed to crash the barriers and achieve the impossible is testament to their courage and dedication – and even, perhaps, to their sense of indestructibility.
One of them was Mary Bruce, the first woman to fly solo around the world.* She set this remarkable record in 1930 flying a Blackburn Bluebird, a British biplane with a 120 horsepower de Havilland Gipsy Major engine. While the names of Charles Kingsford Smith, Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh and Amy Johnson jump out of the annals of aviation exploration, who remembers the Hon. Mary Bruce?
This feisty female, who was fined at the age of 15 for speeding on her brother’s motor bike and bore a child out of wedlock at a time when society shunned single mothers, went on to become a champion racer of cars, boats and aeroplanes. She was a social lioness, an accomplished media player, and a bit of a sport when it came to liaisons with the opposite sex.
She bought her Bluebird on a whim: it was in the window of a shop in London’s Burlington Gardens. Mary went in and asked the salesman: “Could one fly around the world in this?” “Of course, madam!” came the reply. Typical of her do-it-now approach to life, Mary wasted no time, soloing in June, getting her licence in July, and taking off on her world flight in September, leaving her husband to look after her son by a former lover. Her journey, chronicled professionally in Queen of Speed by American author Nancy Wilson after 15 years of research, provides vivid confirmation that fact is stranger – and far more entertaining – than fiction.
During her progress through Europe, the Middle East, India, Burma, Siam (now Thailand), French Indo-China (now Vietnam), Hong Kong, Shanghai and across the Yellow Sea to Japan, Mary – using maps provided by the British Automobile Association – fought incredible odds. She survived engine failures, storms, forced landings and crashes, leaking petrol, malaria, an in-flight fire, severe turbulence, dysentery, and the monsoon. She confronted fierce tribesman after a forced landing in Persia (now Iran), landed in the middle of a football stadium in Turkey after dropping a smoke bomb to scare the players off the field, and took part in a tiger hunt in Burma.
Throughout this amazing flight she was welcomed by all and sundry – even when she made unauthorised landings at “secret” airfields in Turkey – and put up in style by governors, district officers and other A-list officials representing their colonial masters. Her reception was in stark contrast to the experiences of Earthrounder CarolAnn Garrett, whose third circumnavigation in 2010 revealed a tawdry web of bureaucratic obstruction, rip-offs and corruption in third-world countries aimed at discouraging the modern adventurer.
Mary’s arrival in Osaka established a record of the first flight from England to Japan. The Bluebird made the trip across the Pacific by ocean liner, and Mary resumed her flight in Vancouver, following the US east coast to Los Angeles (and having an affair with a married fellow pilot along the way), then crossed the continent via Phoenix and El Paso before fulfilling a long-held ambition to visit her mother’s birthplace: New Albany, Indiana. Mary’s progress to Chicago, Boston and New York were punctuated by more crashes, celebrity receptions and foul weather.
Mary and the Bluebird crossed the Atlantic on a liner, disembarking in France so the adventurous aviator could fly the final leg to England. She landed at Lympne, Kent, on February 19, 1931, and flew on to a reception at Croydon, then London’s major airport, where she was welcomed by Amy Johnson.
The rest of Mary Bruce’s long and fascinating life is a story in itself, and included starting an airline, building buses and owning a glove factory. Nancy Wilson’s evocation of this extraordinary aviation pioneer is a book no aeroplane enthusiast – or admirer of women’s fight for their place in the world – should miss. Queen of Speed is available from the author: queenofspeed@sonic.net
and at: http://www.queen-of-speed.com/

Tony Rees

* Earthrounders would not, today, classify Mary’s flight as a genuine circumnavigation because of the ocean crossings by ship. However, in recognition of the historic achievements of early aviators, their astonishing flights are given honorary Earthrounder status.
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  UPON SILVER WINGS III
   by CarrolAnn Garratt
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UPON SILVER WINGS III

CarolAnn Garratt is an exceptional flier and an amazing individual. She has been around the world three times in her Mooney M20J and her account of her third circumnavigation is told with feeling and humour in her latest book, Upon Silver Wings III.
As a fellow M20J owner – but by no means her equal in achievement – I had the privilege of being introduced to CarolAnn by Earthrounders founder Claude Meunier when she passed through Perth, Western Australia, on her most recent epic voyage. I was quite overwhelmed by this extraordinary aviator’s unassuming demeanour and eagerness to engage with the rough-and-tumble local flying crowd.
This no-nonsense, down-to-earth attitude is reflected in her book – a wonderful and easy-to-read volume that every pilot will treasure. In contrast to her second book, which recorded her record-breaking dash around the world in 8½ days, this one is as much about the friends, relatives and places she visited as the actual flying, though the reader is never too far from N220FC.
CarolAnn’s nicely-paced narrative includes amusing anecdotes from out-of-the-way destinations and some evocative descriptions of the different scenery she encountered as she progressed over the Atlantic to Britain and many European countries, then on through the Middle East and Far East to Australia, and back home to Florida across the Pacific. There are places she visited that most of us only dream of: Slovenia, Latvia, Hungary, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Madagascar, Pago Pago . . . On Silver Wings reflects the satisfaction a flier can derive from stopping to smell the roses.
While CarolAnn maintains a professional calm when describing her flights, her brushes with fickle, quick-changing weather will have you on your toes. You will also be appalled at the enormous and quite unjustified charges made for landing, handling, customs, fuel and so on. It seemed the further she flew from civilisation, the worse the rip-offs got. India topped the bill, with outrageous charges, obstructive bureaucracy and general bloody-mindedness. Any budding Earthrounder would be well advised to read the book and take her advice.
I have nothing but admiration for CarolAnn’s exhaustive planning, both before and during the flight. She shows us all how it should be done.

Tony Rees

• Upon Silver Wings III can be ordered through www.alsworldflight.com. All proceeds from the book go to aid research into motor neurone disease, from which CarolAnn’s mother died.

CarolAnn also produced a beautiful DVD:
Great viewing on YouTube: http://youtu.be/Ltz3nRv_VEQ
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  ON THE WINGS OF DREAMS
   by Liliana Tagliamonte and Detlef Heun
  Details
  About this Film:
ON THE WINGS OF DREAMS is an adventurous and daring documentary film that celebrates friendship and flying around the world.
Featuring thrilling aerial photography and sweeping original score Through the love story of two pilots and their passion for flying and adventure. This Film shares, what all of us dream. Flying joined two strangers from two different countries: a man and a women.
A common dream was the spark of a challenge, a flight around the world, and love for each other made them husband and wife in the middle of their adventure.
The first part is done: from the tip of Florida, USA, to the end of the world: Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. Then to the Andes of Peru, to the far away
Galapagos Islands, 1.100 miles, a 6 hours flight over the vast Pacific Ocean with no landing possibilities. Returning back to the States, flying from West to East, and South to North. The travel is a free spirit, and so is our flight. Improvisation and surprises were encountered, and the most important of all: many friends, many people that shared with us a part of their lifes, a part of their knowledge.
Maybe this film might change your point of view, maybe it ignites the long forgotten dream.. .
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  AZIMUT270
   by Yannick Bovier
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AZIMUT270: 24,798 MILES AROUND THE WORLD

A friendship, a shared dream, a handshake, three years preparation for a great aeronautical and human adventure, as a tribute to the pioneers of Swiss aviation. Azimut270 is a direction. But above all it is a proof that with willpower and a bit of hard work we can realise our wildest dreams.
A beautiful book, with great photos of a very special RTW with 2 light CTLS aircrafts celebrating the centenary of the Swiss aviation.
Highly recommended.

With a Foreword by Earthrounder Bertrand Piccard
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Description, pictures and ordering information for the book (available in English or French) can be found on the Azimut270 web site :
http://www.azimut270.ch/en/
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  CHASING THE MORNING SUN
   by Manuel Queiroz
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Chasing the Morning Sun, Manuel Queiroz solo flight around the World:

Manual Queiroz lived through the ultimate adventure, flying solo around the world in his home-built aircraft. Chasing the Morning Sun is a remarkable way to share his exploit with his readers through flair and interesting thoughts.
The book clearly describes how the aircraft was built and readied for the flight. Not only a precise narrative of the whole flight, the book includes significant considerations of how Queiroz feels and copes under a variety of circumstances. Whether it’s joy at each safe arrival, humour and exasperation when fronting foreign bureaucracy, worries about fuel management, or fear of a menacing weather, we participate in the flight as if we were in the small cockpit.
The book is a pleasure to read and confirms the high intellectual standard of the author. Knowing the author had just beaten cancer when he started his adventurous project gives an additional dimension to the book, and allows the reader to experience a sense of hope and courage.
I recommend it to newcomers to long flights and flights around the World, as well as to veteran pilots who have been through such flights. It would make them relive the anxieties, joys and accomplishments of their own journeys.
The use of some technical aeronautical terms should not prevent the general public to enjoy this inspirational and entertaining book.

Highly recommended.

With a Foreword by Earthrounder Polly Vacher.
MC BM

“Chasing the Morning Sun” is available from Grub Street or from Amazon.
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  FLYING CARPETS, FLYING WINGS
   by Barbara H. Schultz
  Details
 
Early Earthrounder’s epic story:

“Flying Carpets, Flying Wings” is a remarkable biography not only of pioneer pilot Moye W. Stephens but also of those who surrounded him in the aviation circles of the 1920s,’30s and ’40s. The narrative is peppered with legendary names such as Amelia Earhart, Howard Hughes, Jimmy Doolittle, William Boeing and Roscoe Turner.
Stephens’s earliest brush with fame was as the pilot of “The Flying Carpet”, a Stearman owned by author/adventurer Richard Halliburton, who made a small fortune from his book about the flight. In fact Stephens is the real Earthrounder; Halliburton was only a passenger. Their 18-month odyssey through countries and cultures far removed from their own is a reminder to us all how flying has changed.
In contrast to Halliburton’s highly dramatised descriptions, aviation historian Barbara H. Schultz gives a precise account of the epic flight, with full details of each leg, in her well-researched and well-written book.
Through Stephens’s letters to his family, she paints a more realistic story of Halliburton’s moods and of the flight, during which they would meet other famous Earthrounders: Elly Beinhorn, and Jacques and Violette de Sibour.
Schultz’s chronicle of the aerial circumnavigation is particularly significant because it presents factual details and fascinating photographs of Stephens’s early flying life. The remainder of his career, as an airline and test pilot and pioneer with Jack Northrop of the revolutionary flying wing, is well described.

An extremely interesting book, “Flying Carpets, Flying Wings” places Moye Stephens in his rightful position as one of the great contributors to aviation. It’s a pleasure to read, and a must for any Earthrounder.
Highly recommended.
CM.

“Flying Carpets, Flying Wings” is available from Plane Mercantile
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GENERAL

GLINES, Carroll, Round-the-World Flights. Van Nostrand Reinhold Co, 1982. Paperback 2d edition, Aero 1990. A synopsis of round-the-world flights up until 1982, Aero

INDIVIDUAL FLIGHTS,
IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF THE FLIGHT

 
1924 THOMAS, Lowell. The First World Flight. Houghton Mifflin, 1925.

1924 TESSENDORF, K.C. Wings around the World. The American World Flight of 1924, Atheneum, New York, 1991. A rewrite of Lowell's book now out of print. Photos and maps.

1924 McKAY Ernest. A World to Conquer. Arco publishing Inc, 1981. The epic story of the first around the world Flight.
 
1929-30 von KOENIG-WARTHAUSEN, F.K. Wings Around the World. GP Putnam's, 1930. The extraordinary tale of a 21-year old German baron who initially set out just to fly to Moscow…and kept going. In a Daimler Klemm with a 20 horsepower engine.
 
1930 BRUCE, The Hon. Mrs Victor : The Flight of the Bluebird , Chapman & Hall, London, 1931. As above, the first woman to fly solo around the world, albeit shipping her tiny Bluebird across the oceans. Rare book.

1930 BRUCE, The Hon. Mrs Victor : Nine Lives Plus Pelham Books, London 1977 Autobiography of an amazing woman, including three chapters on her circumnavigation. The first woman to fly solo around the world, albeit shipping her tiny Bluebird across the oceans.


1930 WILSON, Nancy, Queen of Speed, The Racy Life of Mary Petre Bruce. ELSP. Bradford on Avon,Wiltshire, BA15 1ED UK. . ISBN 978 1 906641 42 9.
Order from: http://www.queen-of-speed.com/






1930 De Sibour, Violette: Flying Gypsies. G. P. Putnam's Sons. New York.
 
1931 POST, Wiley and GATTY, Harold. Around the World in Eight Days. John Hamilton Ltd, London.1931 The intriguing flight of the Winnie Mae.
 
1931 BURKE Bob, From Oklahoma to Eternity Oklahoma Heritage, 1998, Oklahoma. The life of Wiley Post and the Winnie Mae.

1931STERLING Bryan, Will Rogers and Wiley Post, Mc Evans and Co. 1993 New York. Death art Barrow.
 
1931 BEINHORN , Elly, Ich fliege um die Welt ,Ullstein A.G., Berlin, 1952
 
1931 BEINHORN , Elly,Flying Girl, Geoffrey Bles, London, 1935
 
1931 HALLIBURTON ,Richard, The Flying Carpet . The Bobbs-Merrill Co, Indianapolis. 1932.

 
1931 SCHULTZ , Barbara H., Flying Carpets, Flying Wings. Little Buttes Publishing Co. Lancaster Ca. 2010. ISBN 978-0-9652181-2-2
Available from:
http://www.planemercantile.com



 
1948 MORROW-TAIT , Richarda, Thurday's Child. The story of the first flight round the World by a woman pilot, 2001. Cirrus Associates, London. ISBN 1 902807 11 1.
 
1961 BUEGELEISEN Sally, Into the Wind, The Story of Max Conrad, 1973, Random House, New York. Biography of Max Conrad.
 
1964 MOCK Jerrie Three Eight Charlie . 1970, Lippincott Co, New York.

38Charlie A luxury reprint of "Three eight Charlie" is now available:
"The book is beautiful ... gold embossed cover, 280 color pages chock full of her flight plans, weather reports, and memorabilia. "
The book will be available for purchase online at www.38Charlie.com in April 2013.
 
1966 SCOTT Sheila I Must Fly Hodder and Stoughton, 1968. The adventures of a woman pilot.
 
1967 PELLEGRENO Ann Holtgren , World Flight. The Amelia Trail, 1971, The Iowa State University Press.
Ann Pellegrino flew the route of Amelia Earhart with the same type of aircraft.
 
1969-70 SCOTT, Sheila. Barefoot in the Sky. Macmillan, 1973. Sheila Scott, a British actress, flew three times around the world breaking speed records.
 
1969 TAIT Cliff, Flight of the Kiwi, Ure Smith, Sydney, 1970. His flight around the World in a New-Zealand built Airtourer 115. Enquiries: cliff.tait@taitcontrols.co.nz
 
1969 TAIT, Cliff. Water under my Wings.,. Self-published. Includes episodes about the circumnavigation and other flights. Enquiries: cliff.tait@taitcontrols.co.nz
 
1976-77 HUFFER, Henning, book: 2. edition 1998, Battert Verlag, ISBN 3-87989-248-2.
 
1980 CHISHOLM, Judith. Stardust . written by Audrey Lowe on her daughter' record solo flight in a Cessna 210. Available from the author : audreylowe@wanadoo.fr
Price including postage: £ sterling 11.50 , € 19 or $ U.S. 18.


 
1982-83 SMITH, Dick. The Earth Beneath Me, Angus & Robertson, Australia. 1983 The first two legs of Dick's helicopter flight around the world.

1982-83 SMITH, Dick. Solo Around the World. Australian Geographic 1992 Out of print. Large format, beautiful photographic book on Dick's helicopter circumnavigation, the first such trip solo.

 
1984 FRANCESCHI, Patrick, La Folle Equipee. Robert Laffont, Paris. 1987. Le premier tour du monde en ULM. .

 
1986 YEAGER, Jeana. Voyager. Kopf, New York, 1986. ISBN 0 394 55266 0
The first non-stop flight around the World.

 
1987 FONGER, Donald. Challenging the Skies. Published in 1988 by Donald Fonger, 600 South Drive, Winnipeg R3T 0B1, Manitoba, Canada. Fonger flew westbound in a turbo Twin Comanche with his son Jim, accompanied by Dr. Talibi & Ken Bamford in another Twin Comanche.

 
1988 NORVILL, Peter Solo Around the World. Published in1988 by Peter Norvill, Murrurundi, New South Wales, Australia. A 35-day circumnavigation in a Cessna Hawk XP. ISBN 0 7216 4791 2

 
1988-89 SMITH, Dick Our Fantastic Planet - Circling the Globe via the Poles. Australian Geographic 1991. Out of print. Large format, photographic book on this Twin Otter flight over the Poles, with Giles Kershaw. First Vertical circumnavigation landing on both poles.

 
1989 KENNARD, Gaby Solo Woman. A Bantam Book, 1989, ISBN 1 86359 008 0. Gaby's solo flight in a Saratoga.


 
Freedom of the Skies 1989-1992 MOSS, Margi & Gerard Freedom of the Skies Airlife Publishing UK, 1995. A 32-month circumnavigation eastbound in a Sertanejo (Saratoga). First crossing between Australia and South America by light aircraft. In Portuguese: A Volta por Cima, Editora Record, Rio de Janeiro, re-edited 1999. Available on several internet stores or directly on moss@extremoss.com.br

 
1990 TOWLE Tom & Fran Flying Together Around the World. Twin Air Publications. USA, 1993


1992 BUTLER, Brad: A World Flight over Russia Wind Canyon Publishing Inc, in 1998. (PO BOX 1445, Niceville FL 32588-1445) An account of the Around the World Air Rally in 1992 that crossed Russia. Available from the publishers

 
1992 LEVIN, Dick : Me and Boone and 13 Yankee , Publisher: Professional Press, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Can be ordered from Dick Levin, 2131 N. Lakeshore Dr., Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514 or DickLevin@Earthlink.net
Price $ 20.00 postpaid
215 pages with photographs

 
1993 SCHNEIDER, Hans: The Flight of the Raven
with more than 200 photos, in addition 5 survey maps and a CD containing film records form Amazonia and Peru. Bilingual German / English. Volume: 256 pages, weight: 1350 grams, price: 42;00 € (plus forwarding expenses: within Germany 6,50 €, abroad on demand).
Available from: order@the-fllight-of-the-raven.com
Visit Hans' Site: http://www.der-flug-des-raben.de/

 
1993 SHAPIRO, Renny: EASTBOUND, Our Flight, our Mission.
A true-life account about the wonder and romance of world flying, about a unique travel experience, and about an unforgettable encounter with a distant and courageous Jewish Diaspora seeking return. ISBN 1-4208-5288-4 (sc) and 1-4208-5287-6 (hc)..
Available from: www.authorhouse.com, Barnesandnoble and Amazon (See links on this page).





 
1994 STEWART, Dennis: Bonanza around the World Wind Canyon Publishing Inc, in 1998. PO BOX 1445, Niceville FL 32588-1445. Personal account of Dennis' participation with Bob Reiss in the 1994 Air Race. Available from the Author: DMS81833@aol.com





 

1994 HALPERIN, Herbert, The Sky's No Limit
To Order:Tel: 800-597-9250 or email orders@medallionenterprises.com
Cost: $29.95 +S&H. (California Sales Tax)
Review by Bob Reiss...




 
1994-95 SMITH, Dick & Pip Above the World Australian Geographic in 1991. Available from 321 Mona Vale Road, Terrey Hills, NSW 2084, Australia. Large format, beautiful photographic book on the Smiths' westbound flight in a Sikorsky.

 
1995 & 1996 JOHANSON, Jon. Aiming High, Wakefield Press, South Australia, 1997. ISBN 1 86254 424 7. Available at Bookshops in Australia. Enquiries: jonj@writeme.com

 

1995 SMITH, Sandi. Following Amelia, Ruby Moon Press. 2005. ISBN: 0-9665370-1-7. Paperback, 212pp. Price: $17.95
Sandi Smith and Jay Merten share tales of their adrenaline-flowing 1995 world flight in a single-engine Piper Malibu. This book contains a daily narrative of the flight in fast-reading, novel-like style. The interleaved perspectives of international aviation, travel, humanitarian, and family make this book unusual and interesting. Sandi also weaves in facts about Amelia Earhart from her 1937 flight and compares Amelia's flight to modern-day flying. Great for CFIs as well as pilot’s spouses.
To order visit http://www.followingamelia.com


 
1996 GUTMANN, Hans. Mein Flug um die Welt. Solaris Spirituelle Edition, 2000. In German. Hans' flight in a Glasair III, with colour photographs throughout.
Available from: solaris@telecom.at or the author: Johann.Gutmann@netway.at

 
1997 COWAN, Tony with HUGHES, Ced and PURCHASE, Bill. Chipmunks Around the World. Published in 1998 by The RAF Benevolent Fund Ent., Bader House, RAF Fairford, Gloscester, GL7 4DL, England. Limited edition. Recounts the flight of two De Havilland Chipmunks Eastbound across Russia, commemorating 50 years of their use in the RAF.
1997 PURCHASE, William. AROUND THE WORLD AT 90 KTS - THE CHIPMUNK CIRCUMNAVIGATION, Published in 2000. The last few copies are available from the author. Details from: bill@wpurchase.wanadoo.co.uk .

 
1997 CORNISH, Jorge. El Gran Vuelo del Aguila Negra. Jorge's flight with Alfredo Dehmlow in a black turbo Mooney. Further information: jjcornish@prodigy.net.mx

 
1998 MILTON, Brian. Global Flyer: Around the world in 80 Flying Days . Mainstream Publishing in 1998, at 7 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3UG, Scotland. Brian's remarkable flight in a Trike, with Keith Reynolds part of the way. First trike around the world.

 
1999 PICCARD, Bertrand & JONES, Brian. The Greatest Adventure Headline Book Publishing 1999. The balloonists' own epic tale of their voyage, the last great circumnavigation of the twentieth century. On the internet and in shops.


 

2000 MURRAY Jennifer , NOW SOLO, Mainstream Publishing Company, Edimburg 2002.
"In 2000, Jennifer Murray - businesswoman, housewife, artist and mother of three - became the first woman to pilot a helicopter around the world in a record-breaking solo flight"
Buy it from Barnes and Noble

 
2000 Dan Dominguez and Chris Wall, Dreamcatcher, Tales From A flight Around The World
Order on-line from http://www.mangoairways.com

 

Wings of the Wind 2001 MOSS Gérard, Wings of the Wind: A pictorial record. Supernova Editora, Brasil, 2002. Bilingual (English/Portuguese) coffee-table book of Gérard's flight around the world in a motor-glider. Large format, stunning colour photographs. A normal travel-book Asas do Vento (Ed Record), recounting the full story is also out, so far in Portuguese only. Info: moss@extremoss.com.br






 

2001 VACHER Polly, Wings around the World . ISBN 1904943 543
The exhilarating story of one woman's epic flight from the North Pole to Antartica.
Available from : www.worldwings.org
Order your signed copy direct from Grub Street Publishing:
4 Rainhamm Close, London SW116SS Price:£20 (Visa and MC only)
Also available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com

 

2002 CAIRNS Douglas, Dare to Dream, Flying Solo With Diabetes .ISBN 0-9549929-0-3
"In 1989, when Douglas was a jet flying instructor in the British Royal Air Force, his doctor told him, "You are a diabetic, and you were a pilot," and that he would never be able to fly again due to the risk of low blood sugars and incapacitation. "Dare To Dream" highlights how Douglas returned to his flying dreams 14 years later using a private pilot's license in the USA, and in 2002 carrying out "Diabetes World Flight" at the controls of a 1970 Beech Baron B58. Douglas gives a detailed description of his loss of flying career, adapting to life with a chronic medical condition, changing career, and after regaining the freedom to fly, his diabetes fact-finding flight around the world lasting 159 days through 22 countries."
Order from: http://www.diabetesnet.com/
 


2003 CarolAnn GARRAT, Upon Silver Wings: Global Adventure in a Small Plane. Earthrounder CarolAnn Garrat flew around the World in 2003 in a Mooney M20J. This book tells the story of her 7 month journey to 23 countries and traveling 36,667 nautical miles. Be the co-pilot with CarolAnn, seeing and hearing all the adventures, as she and her Mooney take 12 to 15-hour flight legs across the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
100% of book revenue goes to researching a cure for ALS/MND/Lou Gehrig's disease.
To order on-line: https://www.als.net/ffc/familyProduct.asp?familyID=209&prodID=15
Yours for a Donation of: $28.00
Purchase a copy of Upon Silver Wings and %100 of the proceeds will benefit ALS TDI.

 

2003 Jennifer Murray, Broken Journey ISBN 1-903872-189
A true story of courage and survival after a crash in Antartica. Jennifer Muray and Colin Bodill first attempt to fly to both Poles in a helicopter. Available from:http://www.polarfirst.com/



 

2004 Matevz Lenarcic, OKROG: A book about my two flights in ultralight aircraft RTW . First attempt in 2002 in Zenair CH701 and second successful flight in 2004 in ultralight motorglider Sinus 912. Story with two B&W pictures, 390 pages (13x21 cm). So far only in Slovene language





 

2004 Matevz Lenarcic, AROUND THE ONLY WORD; A pictorial monograph with 190 colour pictures, 186 pages (27 x 22 cm), hard cover with a dust jacket. Also with an english version!!
Both books can be bought at http://www.didakta.si. E-mail: zalozba@didakta.si





 

2004 Ganusauskas Edmundas, "PO SPARNU ZENE", ( "Beneath the wing: the EARTH"), describing the flight of Mr. Rolandas Paksas and Vladimir Makagonov . So far it is only in Lithuanian.




 

2004 Ricky de Angrela., FREEDOM FLIGHT
Available from freedomflightbook@yahoo.com







 

Great Circle 2005-2006 Stephan and Nicolas Perren, GREAT CIRCLE, The World Eastbound. This book is the story of a flight around the World in a single-engined airplane. The father-and-son team took off on September 27, 2005 on a flight to encircle the globe. It takes the reader along in text and photos. It is a travelogue, an expedition book, a scientific treatise and a picture album all rolled into one. A remarquable book!
Available on line at: www.spirit-of-davos.ch



 

2006 Manuel Queiroz CHASING THE MORNING SUN ISBN: 9781908117090
Flying solo around the World in a homebuilt aircraft: The ultimate adventure.
An inspiring tale of personal strife against impossible odds, not just a book for pilots but for anyone looking for inspiration in the realisation of a lifelong ambition.
With a Foreword by Earthrounder Polly Vacher.




 

PolarFirst 2006-2007 Jennifer Murray POLAR FIRST ISBN: 978-988-17831-1-0
Polar First is the magnificent story of Jennifer and Colin's second, and this time, successful, attempt. This five-and-a-half-month journey took them over some of the world's most beautiful and yet hostile places, from the extremes of desert temperatures and the intense cold of the polar regions to the most dangerous waters on earth, and finally to stand on the bottom and top of the world.
http://www.polarfirst.com/



 

2007 Wing Commander Rahul Monga SC AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
ISBN 978 81 907 431 2 9. KW Publishers PVT LTD








 

Silver 2 2008 CarolAnn Garrat UPON SILVER WINGS II
This book documents the amazing journey CarolAnn Garratt and Carol Foy took to break a world record and raise money to end ALS.
Available from: http://www.alsworldflight.com





 

2010 Yannick Bovier AZIMUT270
RTW in 2 CTS light aircrafts.
Description, pictures and ordering information for the book (available in English or French) can be found on the Azimut270 web site :
http://www.azimut270.ch/en/




 

2011 Wei Chen: Around the World in 69 days
What would you arrempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
Wei Chen flight around the World. He is the first Chinese citizen to fly a single engine airplane around the World in TBM700.
Avalable from Amazon:





 

2012 CarolAnn Garratt UPON SILVER WINGS III
CarolAnn Garratt third flight around the World.
Can be ordered through www.alsworldflight.com.
All proceeds from the book go to aid research into motor neurone disease, from which CarolAnn’s mother died.









VIDEOS AND CDs
ON ROUND-THE-WORLD FLIGHTS

 

2005 MOORE Peter
DVD:FLYING DREAMS, Joining the Earthrounders
Buy on line at: http://www.moorefilms.com.au




1976-77 HUFFER, Henning, Video: VHS Fidelitas Film 1998. In German. Tracking the legendary journey of the HMS Bounty in a Mooney Chaparral.
Further infomation: http://home.t-online.de/home/RA-HenningHuffer/tatort.htm
Available from : info@infoverlag.de and in shops.

1986 RUTAN, Dick & YEAGER, Jeana. "Flight of the Voyager" audio dramatization
written by Ferde Grofe.
3 CDs containing almost 3 hours of listening to a fantastic story of dreams and determination.
Like a book on tape with sound effects, you'll feel as though you are flying in the cockpit
beside Dick and Jeana as they made history on the 9-day flight.
Email orders to : ringdove@hughes.net

1990- CLAYTOR, Tom: "Flight Over Africa" 60-minute video produced by
National Geographic in 1994.
Flying a small classic Cessna 180 bush plane, Claytor is working his way around the globe.
This video records part of his journey, in the spectacular wilds of Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia.
Email orders to : tom@claytor.com or on : http://www.claytor.com

1991- van BENSCHOTEN ,Mark : We have produced a 55 minute film documenting an Atlantic crossing. It's scheduled to air on a television series called "Wings Over Canada" in early 2004. If anyone is interested in obtaining a copy (PAL or NTSC formats), our web site is http://www.flightfilms.com (the" Wings" TV show web site is http://www.wingsovercanada.ca).

 
2011-Liliana Tagliamonte and Detlef Heun
ON THE WINGS OF DREAMS
Available from : www.DL-Pictures.com





2012-CarolAnn Garratt
UPON SILVER WINGS III
Great viewing on YouTube: http://youtu.be/Ltz3nRv_VEQ
http://www.alsworldflight.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Dash-for-a-Cure/148572991861368

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