• book

From the Publisher

Hiram Bingham was a visionary, widely acknowledged in his own time for his talents as an academic, explorer and United States senator. Hailing from Hawaii, where his family before and since have provided much public service, and an expert in South American history, he became world famous for his ‘discovery’ of the Quecha capital, Machu Picchu.
His amazing breadth of service also encompassed service in the national guard, and he became an aviator and organized the United States Schools of Military Aeronautics at eight universities to provide ground school training for aviation cadets. Head of the famed Third Aviation Instruction Center at Issoudun in France, he was responsible for the training of pilots from initial flying to advanced pursuit training. Accompanied by many notes and diagrams of the tactics, schemes and manoeuvres (many illustrated) used in the air war over France, these memoirs from his days as head of the Training school make for fascinating reading.
Author — Lt. Col. Bingham, Hiram, 1875-1956.
Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in New Haven, Yale university press; [etc., etc.] 1920.
Original Page Count – xiv, 260 pages.
Illustrations — numerous illustrations and maps.
Published: Pickle Partners Publishing on
ISBN: 9781782890645
List price: $0.99
Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
Availability for An Explorer In The Air Service [Illustrated Edition]
With a 30 day free trial you can read online for free
  1. This book can be read on up to 6 mobile devices.

Related Articles

Entrepreneur
2 min read

10 Up and Coming Leaders to Watch

Dawn Halfaker always knew she wanted to lead. After graduating from the U.S. Military Academy, she became a police captain in the Army, leading troops in Iraq. But after driving into an ambush during a routine patrol in 2004, Halfaker emerged from a coma back in the U.S., without her right arm. At age 25, she had no idea what to do next. She chose to move on, starting as a consultant for defense contractors. But believing she could do a better job keeping the military in touch with cutting-edge technology, she started Halfaker and Associates in Arlington, Va. Her 100 employees help government
Mother Jones
4 min read

The Spy Who Stayed In From The Cold

Bryan Schatz It was late 2014. Pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine had been attacking government forces, and the Russian military was massing along the border. And though the Kremlin was insisting that it wasn’t operating inside Ukraine, Eliot Higgins was uncovering strong evidence to the contrary—from the comfort of his desk. As Higgins, an independent intelligence analyst in Leicester, England, noticed that Russian soldiers were posting selfies and candids to social-media sites like VKontakte, Russia’s version of Facebook, he came to realize the images could blow apart the official st
Newsweek
17 min read
Politics

The Truth Behind the Last Battle of Vietnam

Tap, tap tap. Scott Standfast knocked on the door again. He’d been at it for several minutes, standing in front of a one-story brick house in Niceville, Florida, on a warm, dry day in November 2015. The then-59-year-old former Marine and his wife had driven more than 11 hours to get here, hoping to answer a question that’s haunted him for 40 years. He knocked again. This time, harder. Boom, boom, boom! Still no answer. About four decades ago, Standfast fought in the last battle of the Vietnam War, and his memory of it is sharp—from the location of enemy positions to the smothering jungle foli