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  • NIGHT OVER WATER. by Follett, Ken
    Follett, Ken
    NIGHT OVER WATER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Suspense novel set just after England had entered World War II - it is 1939 and Pan Am's luxurious Flying Clipper is New York bound on its last civilian flight for many years. 399 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-688-046606.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47776
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  • THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN: The Men Who Changed a Nation. by Francis, Charles E.
    Francis, Charles E.
    THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN: The Men Who Changed a Nation.

    Edition: First thus.

    Boston: Branden Publishing Company, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - An updated edition of a book originally published in 1955, an account of how the Tuskegee Airmen fought for equality - first as they integrated the Armed Forces- and did it with both skill in the air and courage and then in combating the enemy abroad and racism at home. Illustrated with over 100 photographs. 291 pp plus footnotes, references, appendices and index. ISBN: 0-828313865.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket. (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 71731
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  • ACES OF THE AIR. by French, Joseph Lewis, editor. Introduction by Captain Eddie Rickenbacker.
    French, Joseph Lewis, editor. Introduction by Captain Eddie Rickenbacker.
    ACES OF THE AIR.

    Edition: First edition.

    Springfield, Massachusetts: McLoughlin Brothers, (1930.). Hardcover first edition - Collection of first-person writings from early aviators, among them Lieutenant A. Soucek, U.S.N.; L. Mendell and R. Reinhart; R.E. Dowd; Robert B. Renfro; Wilbur R. Hanawalt; Lauren D. Lyman; Harry F. Guggenheim; Nelle F. Dooley; Cloyd P. Clevenger; Ray Little; Earle Ovington; Henry Ford and more. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Written for older children and young adults. Introduction by Captain Eddie Rickenbacker. 316 pp.

    Condition: Very good in red cloth with black lettering (some fraying to the sides of the spine, corners bumped.)

    Book ID: 55496
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  • ROCKET RIDERS IN THE AIR, or A Chase in the Clouds. #4 in series. by Garis, Howard R. (1873-1962)
    Garis, Howard R. (1873-1962)
    ROCKET RIDERS IN THE AIR, or A Chase in the Clouds. #4 in series.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: A. L. Burt, (1934). Hardcover first edition - The fourth and final book in this seriesof aviation related adventures - the three friends have now all earned their pilot's licenses, but need a plane! Glossy frontispiece. 251 pp.

    Condition: Very good in red cloth with black lettering, dark blue tinting to top edge of textblock.

    Book ID: 72369
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  • Goerner, Fred.
    THE SEARCH FOR AMELIA EARHART.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1966. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - INSCRIBED by the author on the half title page. Photographs, index. 326 pgs. An interesting book, whether or not you agree with the conclusions reached by the author.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good+ dustjacket (prev owner's name, 2 closed tears and light edgewear to dj.) A nice copy of this book.

    Book ID: 12496
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  • THE AIRMEN AND THE HEADHUNTERS: A True Story of Lost Soldiers, Heroic Tribesmen and the Unlikeliest Rescue of World War II. by Heimann, Judith M.
    Heimann, Judith M.
    THE AIRMEN AND THE HEADHUNTERS: A True Story of Lost Soldiers, Heroic Tribesmen and the Unlikeliest Rescue of World War II.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2007). First edition - The story of American airmen, whose B-24 was shot down in 1944 during a mission over Japanese-controlled Borneo, into the territory of headhunters, who befriended and protected the airmen, as they used their hunting skills against the occupying Japanese, until the eventual rescue of the Americans. Glossary, sources. 271 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 66257
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  • THE POWDER PUFF DERBY OF 1929: The True Story of the First Women's Cross-Country Air Race. by Jessen, Gene Nora.
    Jessen, Gene Nora.
    THE POWDER PUFF DERBY OF 1929: The True Story of the First Women's Cross-Country Air Race.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, (2002). First edition - An account of the 19 women who set out from Santa Monica California in 1929 to compete in the Powder Puff Derby, the first women's cross-country air race. Black and white photographs, Bibliography, xv, 296 pp. ISBN: 1-57071-7699.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (appears unread).

    Book ID: 59891
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  • CHASING THE SETTING SUN or A Hop, Skip and Jump to Australia; The Aviation Series #7. by Langley, John Prentice (pseudonym of St. George Rathborne, 1854-1938)
    Langley, John Prentice (pseudonym of St. George Rathborne, 1854-1938)
    CHASING THE SETTING SUN or A Hop, Skip and Jump to Australia; The Aviation Series #7.

    Edition: Very early printing (lists to #8 in this series in the back of the book).

    New York: Barse & Company, (1930.) dj. Hardcover - The 7th book in a series inspired by the interest in aviation and the feats being performed by pilots - features Amos Green and his chum, Danny Cooper. "For boys from 8 to 80 (and girls too)" Illustrated by John M. Foster with a glossy frontispiece. 212 pp plus 4 pp publisher's ad.

    Condition: Good overall in blue cloth with black lettering and airplane (usual toning to the pages, some corners creased, gift inscription dated Christmas 1931), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67318
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  • THE PATHFINDER'S GREAT FLIGHT or Cloud Chasers over Amazon Jungles; The Aviation Series #4. by Langley, John Prentice (pseudonym of St. George Rathborne, 1854-1938)
    Langley, John Prentice (pseudonym of St. George Rathborne, 1854-1938)
    THE PATHFINDER'S GREAT FLIGHT or Cloud Chasers over Amazon Jungles; The Aviation Series #4.

    Edition: Very early printing (lists to #8 in this series in the back of the book).

    New York: Barse & Company, (1928.) dj. Hardcover - The fourth book in a series inspired by the interest in aviation and the feats being performed by pilots - features Amos Green and his chum, Danny Cooper. "For boys from 8 to 80 (and girls too)" Illustrated by John M. Foster with a glossy frontispiece and 3 internal illustrations on plain paper. 206 pp plus 3 pp publisher's ad.

    Condition: Good overall in blue cloth with black lettering and airplane (usual toning to the pages, soiling to pages 38-41, prev owner's name), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66514
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  • Lindbergh, Anne Morrow
    BRING ME A UNICORN: Diaries and Letters, 1922-1928.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1972. dj. A picture of the young Anne Morrow, in her own words, as a schoolgirl and as a college student, ending shortly after the trip to Mexico where she met Charles Lindbergh. Illustrated with photographs. Index. 258 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1141808.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 7351
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  • THE UNICORN and Other Poems, 1935 - 1955. by Lindbergh, Anne Morrow
    Lindbergh, Anne Morrow
    THE UNICORN and Other Poems, 1935 - 1955.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1956.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her first collection of poetry - a representative selection of her work from a period spanning twenty years. One of only 10,000 copies in the first printing, 86 pp. Photograph of Anne Lindbergh on the back cover of the dj.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (sunning to edges of boards spine of dust jacket, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 59444
    Keywords: aviation, Poetry
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  • LISTEN! THE WIND by Lindbergh, Anne Morrow
    Lindbergh, Anne Morrow
    LISTEN! THE WIND

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1938. Hardcover first edition - The story of the Lindberghs' flight across the Atlantic, from Africa to Brazil, in December 1933. With a foreword and map drawings by Charles Lindbergh. Appendix. Map endpapers. 375 pp.

    Condition: Very good in red cloth covered boards, spine slightly faded, as usual.

    Book ID: 37417
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  • LISTEN! THE WIND by Lindbergh, Anne Morrow
    Lindbergh, Anne Morrow
    LISTEN! THE WIND

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1938. Hardcover - The story of the Lindberghs' flight across the Atlantic, from Africa to Brazil, in December 1933. With a foreword and map drawings by Charles Lindbergh. Appendix compiled by Charles Lindbergh with a photograph of the plane, list of equipment, log of the flight, etc. 275 pp. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Very good in red cloth covered boards, spine faded, previous owner's name, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74445
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  • THE STEEP ASCENT. by Lindbergh, Anne Morrow.
    Lindbergh, Anne Morrow.
    THE STEEP ASCENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1944.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Lindbergh's first novel, which she describes as a fictional account of an event that took place in the lives of her and her husband Charles Lindbergh - "the story of a dangerous flight made over the Alps made by a young couple, Eve and Gerald, whose close relationship forms the basic pattern of the narrative." 120 pp. War time publication with "buy bonds" on the rear flap.

    Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket (erasure of prev owner's name on front endpaper - date still there - approx 2 by 1/2 inch chip on top edge of front cover of dj, other edgewear.)

    Book ID: 40705
    Keywords: Aviation, first novel
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  • Lindbergh, Anne Morrow
    HOUR OF GOLD, HOUR OF LEAD: Diaries and Letters 1929-1932

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973. dj. Illustrated with photographs. Covers the early years of her marriage, and the tragedy of their baby's kidnapping.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (slight edgewear.)

    Book ID: 12692
    Keywords: Aviation
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  • ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH: Her Life. by [Lindbergh, Anne Morrow] Hertog, Susan.
    [Lindbergh, Anne Morrow] Hertog, Susan.
    ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH: Her Life.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1999) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first full length study of this woman who was an author, heiress, and wife of aviator Charles Lindbergh, a woman touched by tragedy and crime when their son was kidnapped and murdered. Based in part on nearly five years of interviews with Lindbergh. Photographs, family trees, notes, index. 561 pp. ISBN: -38546973X.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (name on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 69840
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  • STRAIGHT ON TILL MORNING: The Biography of Beryl Markham. by [Markham, Beryl, 1902--1986] Lovell, Mary S.
    [Markham, Beryl, 1902--1986] Lovell, Mary S.
    STRAIGHT ON TILL MORNING: The Biography of Beryl Markham.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first biography of this English-born Kenyan aviator who became Africa's first female thoroughbred trainer and its first female bush pilot. In 1936, she became the first pilot to fly solo from England to North America - against the headwinds. Shortly before her death, Lovell was able to interview Markham, and they become friends.Illustrated with photographs. Notes, bibliography, index. xxiv, 408 pp. ISBN: 0-312010966.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78730
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  • THE LIVES OF BERYL MARKHAM: Out of Africa's Hidden Free Spirit and Denys Finch Hatton's Last Great Love. by [Markham, Beryl. 1902-1986] Trzebinski, Errol
    [Markham, Beryl. 1902-1986] Trzebinski, Errol
    THE LIVES OF BERYL MARKHAM: Out of Africa's Hidden Free Spirit and Denys Finch Hatton's Last Great Love.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: W. W. Norton & Company, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - A biography of this aviatrix who won fame with her transatlantic solo flight in 1936, one which "peels away the layers of myth in Markham's popular memoir, 'West with the Night', to reveal a sexually insatiable woman whose charisma concealed a selfish, ruthless, insecure self-doubter. Trzebinski knew Markham for many years in Kenya, where the future ace pilot, racehorse trainer and royal courtesan to Edward, Prince of Wales and to the Duke of Gloucester was raised by her English father, a rampant colonialist, and by Masai servants. . . The gutsy aviator's obsessive affair with rakish pilot/safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton, whose other mistress was Danish…

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    New York: W. W. Norton & Company, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - A biography of this aviatrix who won fame with her transatlantic solo flight in 1936, one which "peels away the layers of myth in Markham's popular memoir, 'West with the Night', to reveal a sexually insatiable woman whose charisma concealed a selfish, ruthless, insecure self-doubter. Trzebinski knew Markham for many years in Kenya, where the future ace pilot, racehorse trainer and royal courtesan to Edward, Prince of Wales and to the Duke of Gloucester was raised by her English father, a rampant colonialist, and by Masai servants. . . The gutsy aviator's obsessive affair with rakish pilot/safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton, whose other mistress was Danish Baroness Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen), is fully disclosed here. Also presented is compelling evidence that 'West with the Night' was written by Markham's third husband, Hollywood ghostwriter Raoul Schumacher." (Publishers Weekly) Illustrated with photographs. Notes, references, index. xx, 396 pp. ISBN: 0-393035565.

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    Condition: Very good in a very near fine dust jacket (binding cracking between pp 146-147, but the book is still tight and straight, bump to top edge of rear board).

    Book ID: 84956
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  • DEAL. by Masotto, Michael.
    Masotto, Michael.
    DEAL.

    Edition: First printing.

    Bloomington, Indiana: Xlibris Corp, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel set in Los Angeles based on the author's own experiences as an air traffic controller. The title "deal" is a term used when the required separation between two planes has been lost. INSCRIBED by the author on the half title page - "Sacramento reading is cleared for take-off" Includes a challenge to aviation buffs at the back of the book. 366 pp. Wraparound photographic dust jacket by Daniel Olivas. ISBN: 0-738820822.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (crease to corner of dj flap).

    Book ID: 71879
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  • THE DELTOID PUMPKIN SEED. by McPhee, John.
    McPhee, John.
    THE DELTOID PUMPKIN SEED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1973.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the incredible efforts of a group of a group of inventors, engineers and investors, who, in New Jersey, created the Aereon, a strange, orange wingless hybrid airplane/dirigible-- that looked like a delta from the top and like a fat pumpkin seed from the side. 184 pp. ISBN: 0-345241312.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a near fine unmarked dj.

    Book ID: 44737
    Keywords: Aviation
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  • McPhee, John.
    THE DELTOID PUMPKIN SEED.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1976.). First edition - An account of the incredible efforts of a group of a group of inventors, engineers and investors, who, in New Jersey, created the Aereon, a strange, orange wingless hybrid airplane/dirigible-- that looked like a delta from the top and like a fat pumpkin seed from the side. 150 pp. ISBN: 0-345241312.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 31384
    Keywords: Aviation
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  • THE DELTOID PUMPKIN SEED. by McPhee, John.
    McPhee, John.
    THE DELTOID PUMPKIN SEED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1973.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the incredible efforts of a group of a group of inventors, engineers and investors, who, in New Jersey, created the Aereon, a strange, orange wingless hybrid airplane/dirigible-- that looked like a delta from the top and like a fat pumpkin seed from the side. 184 pp. ISBN: 0-345241312.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (just a hint of toning to the dj)

    Book ID: 71370
    Keywords: Aviation
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  • PANDORA'S CLOCK. by Nance, John J.
    Nance, John J.
    PANDORA'S CLOCK.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, (1995.). First edition - A thriller about a plane with a passenger who is suspected of carrying a deadly virus. Nance has been called 'the master of the aviation thriller.' 448 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 40549
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  • PANDORA'S CLOCK. by Nance, John J.
    Nance, John J.
    PANDORA'S CLOCK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A thriller about a plane with a passenger who is suspected of carrying a deadly virus. Nance has been called 'the master of the aviation thriller.'. ISBN: 0-385-479441.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (some sunning to the spine of the dj)

    Book ID: 34657
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  • SCORPION STRIKE. by Nance, John J.
    Nance, John J.
    SCORPION STRIKE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (1992). Hardcover first edition - Thriller based on the author's experiences as a C-41 pilot during the Gulf War. 371 pp. ISBN: 0-517585650.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70101
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  • CROSSING THE HORIZON. by Notaro, Laurie.
    Notaro, Laurie.
    CROSSING THE HORIZON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Gallery Books / Simon & Schuster, (2016) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in the 1920s, this is an historical novel based on the "little-known story of three aviatrixes in a race to be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. . . Elsie Mackay, daughter of an Earl, is the first Englishwoman to get her pilots license. Mabel Boll, a glamorous society darling and former cigar girl, is ardent to make the historic flight. Beauty pageant contestant Ruth Elder uses her winnings for flying lessons and becomes the preeminent American girl of the sky." Illustrated with photographs. Author's note, bibiography. 455 pp. ISBN: 978-1451659405.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (a new copy but with a remainder line)

    Book ID: 71943
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  • AROUND THE WORLD IN 20 DAYS: The Story of our History-Making Balloon Flight. by Piccard, Bertrand. and Jones, Brian.
    Piccard, Bertrand. and Jones, Brian.
    AROUND THE WORLD IN 20 DAYS: The Story of our History-Making Balloon Flight.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: John Wiley & Sons , Inc. 2000. First edition - An account of this historic round-the-world balloon flight told by the pilots themselves. The pilots took off in the Breitling Orbiter 3 balloon in Switzerland on March 1, 1999 and 20 days and 29,000 miles later landed in Egypt. 281 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (corner slightly bumped).

    Book ID: 59840
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  • BLACK CATS AND OUTSIDE LOOPS: Tex Rankin: Pilot and Legend. by [Rankin, Tex, 1893-1947] Bohrer, Walt
    [Rankin, Tex, 1893-1947] Bohrer, Walt
    BLACK CATS AND OUTSIDE LOOPS: Tex Rankin: Pilot and Legend.

    Edition: First printing.

    Oregon City: Piere Publishers, (1989). Hardcover first edition - Biography of this early aerobatic ace. Foreword by Jimmy Doolittle. Illustrated with photographs throughout. Index. 225 pp. ISBN: 0-929734-033.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated light blue boards.

    Book ID: 58135
    Keywords: Aviation, biography, texas
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  • PERSISTENCE AND DETERMINATION: The Wartime Experiences of William R. Reynolds. by Reynolds, Bill (1933-2017) and James Imman.
    Reynolds, Bill (1933-2017) and James Imman.
    PERSISTENCE AND DETERMINATION: The Wartime Experiences of William R. Reynolds.

    Edition: Trade paperback original.

    By the author, nd (ca 2017). SIGNED first edition - As a young boy, growing up on a farm outside Stockton, California, Bill Reynolds was fascinated by the pilots he saw training there, and, as soon as he could - in 1941 - he enlisted. He went on to be a pilot and served throughout the war. Illustrated with several photographs and maps, some in color, and many black of white photos of the various types of planes he flew, from the Ryan PT 22 to the Curtiss G-46 Commando and many others. SIGNED on the first page by the co-author, James Inman. 122 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77777
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  • AMELIA EARHART: A Biography. by Rich, Doris L.
    Rich, Doris L.
    AMELIA EARHART: A Biography.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, (1989.). Hardcover - An exhaustively researched biography of the famous aviatrix who disappeared in the South Pacific in 1937 - but one which downplays the sensational "What happened to Amelia Earhart?" myth and focuses on disclosing who Amelia Earhart really was. Foreword by Jeana Yeager. Photographs, bibliography, notes, index. xii, 322 pp. ISBN: 0-874748364.

    Condition: Very near fine in cream cloth, lacking the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55122
    Keywords: Aviation, biography
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