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Author: Christopher Derrick
ISBN: 0856830887
Language: English
Pages: 224 pages
Category: Transportation
Publisher: Dufour Editions; New Edition edition (September 1, 1987)
Rating: 4.3
Formats: lrf docx mbr lit
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The modern traveller who checks in at an airport departure lounge to be flown in armchair comfort from one part of the globe to another, probably never gives a thought to how extraordinary the idea of air travel seemed only 60 years ago. One man played a greater part than any other in convincing world opinion that flying could - and would - become the accepted means of travelling long distances. His name was Alan Cobham.

Sir Alan John Cobham, KBE, AFC (6 May 1894 – 21 October 1973) was an English aviation pioneer. As a child he attended Wilson's School, then in Camberwell, London. The school relocated to the former site of Croydon Airport in 1975. In the summer of 1922 he married Gladys Lloyd, and subsequently they had two sons, Geoffrey (. 925) and Michael (. 927).

in full Sir Alan John Cobham. born May 6, 1894, London, Eng. died Oct. 21, 1973, Bournemouth, Dorset. British aviator and pioneer of long-distance flight who promoted air-mindedness in the British public. He wrote a number of books about his activities, including My Flight to the Cape and Back (1926) and Twenty Thousand Miles in a Flying Boat (1930).

Flying in the years between the two world wars was the preserve of the powerful and the wealthy, or so it was until Sir Alan Cobham’s ‘Flying Circus’ began to tour Britain

Flying in the years between the two world wars was the preserve of the powerful and the wealthy, or so it was until Sir Alan Cobham’s ‘Flying Circus’ began to tour Britain. A former pilot with the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War, Alan Cobham continued to fly, establishing air routes to the Empire countries. He also involved himself in aerial photography and survey work, undertook charter flights and pioneered the ‘Air to Air’ refuelling technique still in use today. Yet it was his National Aviation Day displays for which Sir Alan Cobham’s name is best remembered.

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If I have any final or moral message to pass on to my readers, it concerns the importance of engaging with the task that now lies ahead of you Sir Alan Cobham, A Time to Fly. Air Transport Auxiliary.

A Time to Fly. The Memoirs of Sir Alan Cobham. by Christopher Derrick. Published September 1987 by Shepheard-Walwyn Publishers.

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The modern traveller who checks in at an airport departure lounge to be flown in armchair comfort from one part of the globe to another, probably never gives a thought to how extraordinary the idea of air travel seemed only 60 years ago. One man played a greater part than any other in convincing world opinion that flying could - and would - become the accepted means of travelling long distances. His name was Alan Cobham. 60 years after one of his most spectacular stunts to persuade a doubting world, his memoirs are being re-issued. Part crusader, part showman, and endowed with not only charm and luck but also enormous energy, throughout his life he was a pioneer. Whether he was flying to South Africa or Australia or taking thousands of ordinary men and women for their first flight at one of his National Aviation Day displays, or exploring the practical possibilities of refuelling aircraft in flight, Cobham was a man who gave everything he had to the one idea which resulted in the universal acceptance of the aeroplane for civilian use. The book recalls the days of open cockpits with the wind screaming past fragile wings hour after hour; of dangerous landings on mud or grass in countries where no plane had been before; of aviation's heroic age; full of the exhilaration and drama of striving for what was deemed impossible.