Re: Sir Francis Chichester
- Hi John, you are right, it was not a flight around the world. As I was
sorting I pulled the two books by or about Chichester because I knew
there were some who were interested in the man. I didn't read them,
merely scanned through. I thought I would get a chance to read them
while I waited for a buyer. A buyer was there immediately so I'll have
to wait to find other copies.
--- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "John Kohnen" <jhkohnen@...> wrote:
> That flight is what made Chichester famous, and it's why he named his
> boats "Gypsy Moth." But he only flew from England to New Zealand,
> to Japan, not all the way around the world. Still a pretty amazing
> for a little, light plane!
> On Tue, 31 Oct 2006 08:16:00 -0800, Bob C wrote:
> > I've been sorting books for our library's annual used book sale. Two
> > books concerning Sir Francis Chichester came in. One is a biography of
> > Chichester by Anita Leslie. The other is by Chichester and is an
> > account of his round the world FLIGHT in the early thirties. The
> > title is "The Lonely Sea and the Sky". This is not about his Gypsy
> > Moth travels though that is covered somewhat in the biography. This is
> > about a single handed air circumnavigation in a Gypsy Moth AIRPLANE.
> > ...
> John <jkohnen@...>
> It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or
> God. <Thomas Jefferson>