Race to Hawaii : the 1927 Dole Air Derby and the thrilling first flights that opened the Pacific / Jason Ryan.
- 5 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.
1 current hold with 6 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library||629.13 RYA (Text)||33187004415937||Nonfiction||Available||-|
|Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library||629.13 RYAN (Text)||39206021512643||New Materials||In process||-|
|Parke Co PL - Rockville||629.1309164 RYA (Text)||7761200002945||New Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
|West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette||629.13 RYA (Text)||31951004320435||Main Floor - New Arrivals||Available||-|
|West Lebanon-Pike Twp PL - West Lebanon||629.13 RYA (Text)||74861000021752||Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
|Whiting PL - Whiting||629.13 R955 (Text)||51735011893624||Adult department--Reserve books||Display||-|
- ISBN: 9780912777252
- ISBN: 0912777257
- Physical Description: xiv, 306 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
- Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, 
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
The Navy's PN-9 No. 1 -- The Army's Bird of Paradise -- The Dole Derby.
Today, a trip to Hawaii is a simple six-hour flight, but almost a century ago, it was a nerve-racking twenty-six-hour journey across 2,400 miles of open Pacific to the isolated and elusive islands. Race to Hawaii chronicles the thrilling first flights during the golden age of aviation, a time when new airplanes traveled farther and faster but were also unreliable, fragile, and hampered by primitive air navigation equipment. The US Navy tried first, sending flying boats winging toward the islands. Next came Army Air Corps aviators and a civilian pilot, who informally raced each other to Hawaii in the weeks after Charles Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic to land Spirit of St. Louis in Paris. Finally came the Dole Derby, an unprecedented 1927 air race in which eight planes all set off at once across the Pacific, all eager to claim a cash prize offered by Hawaii's Pineapple King, James Dole. Military men, barnstormers, a schoolteacher, a Wall Street bond salesman, a Hollywood stunt flyer, and a veteran World War I ace encountered every type of hazard during their perilous flights, from fuel shortages to failed engines, forced sea landings and severe fatigue to navigational errors. With so many pilots taking aim at the far-flung islands in so many different types of planes, everyone wondered who would reach Hawaii first, or at all.
Search for related items by subject
|Subject:||Transpacific flights > History > 20th century.
Dole Air Race (1927).
Aeronautics > Hawaii > History > 20th century.
Airplane racing > United States > History > 20th century.