Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
Wings of Yesteryear: The Golden Age of Private Aircraft Hardcover – June 1, 1998
"Warlight" by Michael Ondaatje
A dramatic coming-of-age story set in the decade after World War II, "Warlight" is the mesmerizing new novel from the best-selling author of "The English Patient." Pre-order today
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
The years from the 1920s through to the outb reak of World War 2 produced some stylish and innovative air craft designs. This book of vintage aircraft celebrates thes e varied aircraft and includes both colour and black and whi te photographs. '
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Wings of Yesteryear, The Golden Age of Private Aircraft is the first book I've encountered that focuses on the history of aircraft as private transportation.
Szurovy chronicles the development of private aviation from the early Bleriots to the apogee of aircraft as individual and executive transport in the 1930s and 1940s with superb cabin class aircraft such as the Beechcraft Staggerwing, the Stinson Reliant, the Waco series, and the Howard DGAs. (This latter is an airplane that is often overlooked in aviation history books, but finally gets its due here as the roomy, luxurious, capable, and quite fast airplane it was. And continues to be for those lucky enough to own a restored one.)
The history covers the great sportsman aircraft such as the Monocoupes and continues on through the post-war era that began the popularization of private flying through the less luxurious, but more affordable, easier to fly airplanes like the Cubs, Champs, Ercoupes and Cessna 140s.
Szurovy's chronicle is richly photographed, exquisitely reproduced, and entertainingly written, with plenty of sprightly anecdotes to leaven the thoroughly researched facts.
Its perspective is such that Wings of Yesteryear does not often overlap other histories. And extensive photographs and commentary on restored examples of the great planes refreshes the story. A definite recommendation for the library of anyone who loves the great vintage private aircraft.