The name A V Roe is revered in the annals of British aviation, but for years there has been controversy over the ‘flights’ he made in his biplane at Brooklands in 1908. However it appears that none of those involved in this debate has consulted all of the evidence available in the form of Roe’s patents, letters and articles plus the various reports of his activities in the press.
Trials, Troubles and Triplanes: Alliott Verdon Roe’s Fight to Fly
This book relates and analyses the progress made by this distinguished pioneer from the tentative glides performed by his early models, through the frustrations of his experiments at Brooklands to the final triumph of sustained flight in 1909.
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Philip J. Jarrett
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Softback 128 pp large format with 140 B&W photographs