Airborne for Pleasure: A Guide to Flying, Gliding, Ballooning and Parachuting - Albert MorganDavid & Charles, 1975, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly creased at the head of the upper panel. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.
Illustrated with black and white photographs, with drawings. From the cover: “Aviation as a sport offers a variety of exciting opportunities for those with the imagination and enterprise to explore a new freedom, and in one form or another is within the financial reach of most. Whether it be piloting a light aeroplane, gliding, ballooning, parachuting — or those two latest forms of the sport, para-scending and hang-gliding — it can be equally enjoyed by the individualist or in the company of fellow enthusiasts as a member of a team or syndicate.
This book outlines the special attractions of the various forms of aviation sport, describes the training facilities available, the qualifications required to gain certificates of competency and gives a general idea of the costs involved. The rules and regulations governing each sport are explained, syndicate ownership of aircraft and balloons is discussed and there is much useful information about insurance and methods of financing aircraft purchase and training courses.
A valuable reference section includes complete lists of all flying clubs and schools, gliding centres and parachuting clubs in the British Isles.”