George Bolt Pioneer Aviator

Stock Code:
BAC2511
Price:
$40.00

Description

George Bolt Pioneer Aviator.Aviation proper in New Zealand began in 1911, when Vivian Walsh made the country's first powered, sustained and controlled flight at Papakura in a Howard Wright biplane. In 1913 Vivian and his brother Leo began to build their own flying boat, which first took off from the waters of Waitemata Harbour on 1 January 1915. In the following year the Walsh brothers were argued into taking on, as an apprentice aeromechanic, a very young Dunedin-born Christchurch boy named George Bolt, who was destined to become their chief pilot and a brilliant aircraft engineer. This book has had the inside front end page removed and the dust jacket has tape repair. A personal loose photograph has stuck to an inside page unfortunately removing parts of print on page 68 but overall the book is bright and tight. A very important book of the history of New Zealand aviation.

Details

  • Author:
    Harvie, E.F.
  • Book Condition:
    Good
  • Publisher:
    A.H. & A.W. Reed
  • Edition:
    First
  • Jacket Condition:
    Fair
  • Binding:
    Hard Cover
  • Location:
    Y1
  • ISBN:
    0589008234
  • Size:
    4to
  • Pages:
    176
  • Publish Date:
    1974
Stock Level:
1 In Stock