Fiche bibliographique n° 176

Titre Soaring with the Schweizers
Sous-titre The Fifty-Year History of Their Aviation Adventures
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Auteur SCHWEIZER, William
Année de publication 1991
Langue anglais
ÉditeurRivilo Books
FormatRelié 15,6 x 23,5 cm
Nombre de pages 224
Résumé Three boys named Schweizer launched a glider in New York State in 1930 – and with it a revolution in American aviation. William “Bill” Schweizer tells the story of this remarkable brotherhood and the company it built: The Schweizer Aircraft Corporation (SAC), the only family owned aviation company to survive the past half century intact. From the greatest American sailplanes - the silent high riders of the wind - to crop dusters, helicopters, and secret surveillance aircraft, the history of SAC is unique in scope, ingenuity, and independence. In this sky-splitting book that spans the age of Lindbergh to the era of the stealth Bill Schweizer takes readers on a flight from the past to the blue beyond.
Genre Histoire
Possesseur(s)Andreas A.
Où le trouver ?Cumulus Soaring Inc. (Paul E. Remde)
Knauff & Grove :
Prix15 €
Remarques Cumulus Soaring Inc. =
About the Author (as of 1991)
William "Bill" Schweizer was only 12 years old in 1930 when he and his teenage brothers, Earnest and Paul A., built their first glider - launched by elastic cords to carry Ernie airborne for a grand total of 40 feet. Trained as an industrial engineer, Bill took the lead in developing the Schweizer Aircraft Corporation's manufacturing organization and helped steer it through changes in products, technologies, and markets far beyond gliders. A dedicated father to a sports-minded family of four children, Bill Schweizer and his wife, Peggy, have enjoyed soaring, skiing, traveling, tennis, golf, and community service. Still an enthusiastic pilot, Bill Schweizer was in 1985 elected to the United States Soaring Hall of Fame.

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