Reach for the Skies

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Ballooning, Birdmen and Blasting into Space

How a handful of Pioneers risked it all to make Dreams Reality

In the last two hundred years, they have mastered the air and made the modern world possible. In this book, I look at the history of flight through the stories and people who have inspired me throughout my life. In these pages, you wil lfind accounts of miraculous rescues; of records made and broken; of surprising feats of endurance and survival, including some of my own adventures.

It is a story of pioneers, and of course it includes the world-famous Montgolfiers and the Wright brothers, but I also want to describe some of the lesser-known trailblazers. People like Tony Jannus, who in 1914 created the first scheduled commercial flight in the world, flying his passengers over the waters of Tampa Bay at an altitude of just fifty feet! And my friend Steve Fossett, who dedicated his life to breaking records and having adventures.

This is their story.

It is also, in a small way, my own.

Packing Weight 1 kg
ISBN 9780753519870
Author Richard Branson
Publisher Virgin Publication
Language English
Page count 343
Book Format Paper Back

Categories: History

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