Bellanca’s Golden Age


Abel Alan Abel

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BELLANCA’s GOLDEN AGE is a new book included in The Golden Age of Aviation Series. Book Reviews for The Golden Age of Aviation Series: Smithsonian’s Air & Space: “Archival photos and technical drawings abound.” American Aviation Historical Society: “…details the people, facilities and manufacturing operations.” EAA’s Sport Aviation: “…progressively tells the events and details of these aircraft.” Skyways: “Your new series is a hit of the first order!” SR Batteries: “…just wonderful reading!” General Aviation News: “…books ARE A MUST FOR AVIATION BUFFS.” THE GOLDEN AGE OF AVIATION SERIES is being published to commemorate this year’s 100th Anniversary of Flight (2003), and presents an historical look at Aviation’s Golden Years through detailed and meaty text, numerous original photos, many of which have never been published before now, original magazine advertisements of the era, and internationally acclaimed 3-view Scale Drawings. This new series of books highlights a number of airplane manufacturers during the 1900s through 1950. THE GOLDEN AGE OF AVIATION SERIES takes a look at the respective airplane manufacturer from start-up (and before) through the struggling years of the Great Depression through the end of World War II and beyond to the postwar boom/bust. This series is a compilation featuring the combined research and writings of Drina Welch Abel, Alan Abel, and the late Paul Matt. The 3-view scale drawings used in our Golden Age books have been reviewed, acclaimed and praised by the aviation press in every continent of the world! BELLANCA’s GOLDEN AGE Traces G.M. Bellanca coming from Sicily to America as a teenager in 1911 through his 42 years of continuous airplane manufacturing operations. He did more for aviation than any other single individual during aviation’s first 100 years, bar none! This is the ONLY BOOK that has ever captured Bellanca’s complete and lengthy story. Details the beginnings of the air transportation system over great distances. Details the first ten flights over the Atlantic and the first flight over the Pacific. Tells never-before-told stories of Charles Lindbergh, Clarence Chamberlin and many other Golden Age personalities. Tells the complete story of the greatest airplane of the 1920s — Bellanca’s Columbia (the plane Lindbergh wanted but didn’t get). In the 1930s the government tested 209 different airplanes and found that Bellanca’s was the best regarding “efficiency.” Details Bellanca airplanes: CD, CE, CF, Wright-Bellanca 1, WB-2, Columbia, Bellanca J, TES Tandem, Pacemaker, Special J-300, Model K, Airbus/Aircruiser, C-27A, Miss Veedol, The White Falcon, Senior Skyrocket, The Flash, XSE-1, XSE-2, Bellanca Racer, Cruisair Junior, YO-50 (liaison), AT-21-BL Trainer, Cruisair Senior, Cruisemaster.