Flight Radio Officer Francis Allan Chapman shares countless memories and stories of his service aboard the famed Pan Am Clippers as commercial aviation came of age, and flying boats ruled the air.
Sitting just behind the pilots, Flight Radio Officers were responsible for the complete operation of the aircraft's radio equipment, and maintaining constant communication with stations ashore. This volume offers rare insight into the elite world of the FRO, through a series of engaging anecdotes and well-told stories, set against the tumultuous decade from 1939 to 1949, when Chapman served.
Richly illustrated with over 160 black and white, and color photographs, drawings, paintings, maps, and 3-views, this is a must-have library addition for anyone interested in the history of aviation's Golden Age, and the early days of air travel.
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First edition, published 1999, paperback, 127 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches