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Enjoyable but not well organized
on April 16, 2015
The book is organized as bits and pieces of information and anecdotes sprinkled over the pages..
Sounding to be exhaustive but missing some notable information, including
- XB-70: One of the most beautiful planes, successful and supersonic, now at the Air Museum in Dayton Ohio.
- Civilian passenger planes like the Lockheed Tristar and others
- Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi: The first man said to have flown with wings from atop Galata tower in Istanbul across the Bosphorus.
- Legari Hasan Celebi: Said to have tied up pipes filled with black powder to his body and shot up like a rocket, up to about 30ft and falling into the Marmara Sea,
Both events reportedly took place around 1690 at royal circumcision festivities of the children of the Ottoman Sultan.
On the positive side the book contains a lot of interesting information and informative facts.
It is a useful book, not meant to read straight through like a novel, but consult now and then, or maybe skip pages and read here and there like a magazine.