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Explorer in the Air Service

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Explorer in the Air Service by Hiram Bingham is a captivating memoir that takes readers on a thrilling journey through the early days of aviation. Bingham's first-hand accounts of his experiences as a pilot in the Air Service during World War I are both riveting and insightful.

The author expertly weaves together personal anecdotes with historical context, providing readers with a vivid picture of what life was like for early aviators. From daring aerial combat missions to heart-stopping flight maneuvers, Bingham's storytelling skills draw readers in and keep them engaged until the very last page.

One of the most striking aspects of Explorer in the Air Service is Bingham's deep love and respect for the aircraft he flew. His descriptions of flying machines are not only detailed but also infused with a sense of reverence and awe, showcasing his profound connection to the world of aviation.

Overall, Explorer in the Air Service is a must-read for history buffs, aviation enthusiasts, and anyone looking for a gripping and informative account of the early days of flight. Bingham's skillful storytelling and unique perspective make this memoir a truly unforgettable read.

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Explorer Hiram Bingham discovered Machu Picchu in 1911, as recounted in his book Inca Lands, now released on Librivox at In 1917, he became an aviator and organized the United States Schools of Military Aeronautics at eight universities to provide ground school training for aviation cadets, and then in Issoudun, France, Bingham commanded the primary Air Service flying school. He became a supporter of the Air Service in their post-war quest for independence from the Army and supported that effort, in part, with the publication of this book of his wartime experiences published in 1920 by Yale University Press.

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