Ever since the earliest days of the great conquest of the air, first by the dirigible balloon and then by the aeroplane, their use in time of war has been a fruitful theme for discussion. But their arrival was of too recent a date, their many utilities too unexplored to provide anything other than theories, many obviously untenable, others avowedly problematical. Yet the part airships have played in the Greatest War has come as a surprise even to their most convinced advocates. For every expectation shattered, they have shown a more than compensating possibility of usefulness. In this volume an endeavour has been made to record their achievements, under the stern test of trial, as an axiom of war, and to explain, in untechnical language, the many services to which they have been and may be applied.
Presents outdoor-related compound words to beginning readers, including high-impact photos, close photo-to-text match, a picture glossary, and a comprehension question. F&P Text Level Gradient: Level C.
Life, Death, and Airplanes is a memoir covering a portion of the author's life. Larry Klos lived as a child in a family with airplanes and as an adult has been a light aircraft pilot. He retired after a long career in the aircraft industry. Aircraft have always been part of his life and changed his life, most notably when a light aircraft crash killed his family, leaving him as the sole survivor. The memoir shares the details of his life as it was affected by aviation, and by the fact that he has an introverted personality type. Although introversion can be a strength as well as a weakness, in both cases it affects the way introverts approach the world and their relationships with others. The intersections of introversion and aviation are constant threads of thought in the narrative. All of us face our own difficulties and traumas as we move through life. The story is sad, but hopefully inspiring, showing how one person survived to live a fulfilled life despite difficult situations.