Flying with the Larks: Britain's Early Aviation Pioneers of Larkhill (BOK)

Timothy C. Brown

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In 1903 the Wright Brothers achieved their dream of powered flight and from then on man's domination of the skies became a reality. The military potential of aircraft was obvious from the outset, first as a way of spying on the enemy with reconnaissance planes and balloons armed with early cameras, and then as a way of taking the battle into the skies, as planes became weapons of war. In Britain these early days of military aviation were pioneered by a group of enthusiastic civilians and military men who were based at Lark Hill, Wiltshire where the rolling plains became ideal flying grounds. Here, the first military aviation base came into existence. Flying with the Larks charts its early days and its influence on First World War aviation. Timothy Brown served in the Fleet Air Arm for many years. On moving to Wiltshire in 2006, he became fascinated with Salisbury Plain's aviation history, and involved in Lark Hill and the adjacent Stonehenge landscape.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Timothy C. Brown
The History Press
ISBN 9780752489896
Antall sider 192 Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Aircraft: general interest