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Aircraft and engine perfect: the story of JRD Tata who opened up the skies for his country

By: Fyzee, Murad.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited 1991Description: xi, 176 p.ISBN: 0074601202.Subject(s): Airplanes | Biography - Tata, J R DDDC classification: 387.33092 Summary: This is the remarkable story of JRD, the man, and his major passion in life - flying. While there have been numerous articles and biographical sketches published on his distinguished career as an industrialist, little has been recorded about his career as an airman and pilot. Relying mainly on JRD's flight log books, letters and personal interviews spread over many years, the book skillfully knits together a fascinating account of his flying days. It is also the story of how from a small, single-seater, cloth-wood-and-wire airplane, a great airline, Air-India, was created and developed. It also provides an insight into the personality of JRD, who with the courage and conviction of his abilities, had faith in his country and a vision of its future. In addition to the wealth of information and background history on aviation, the book includes vintage photographs which are of great historical interest and value.
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This is the remarkable story of JRD, the man, and his major passion in life - flying. While there have been numerous articles and biographical sketches published on his distinguished career as an industrialist, little has been recorded about his career as an airman and pilot. Relying mainly on JRD's flight log books, letters and personal interviews spread over many years, the book skillfully knits together a fascinating account of his flying days. It is also the story of how from a small, single-seater, cloth-wood-and-wire airplane, a great airline, Air-India, was created and developed. It also provides an insight into the personality of JRD, who with the courage and conviction of his abilities, had faith in his country and a vision of its future. In addition to the wealth of information and background history on aviation, the book includes vintage photographs which are of great historical interest and value.

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