**AUTOGRAPHED** This official analysis was made to be placed in all the official museums and archives as the complete and accurate historic record.
|Book cover finish
||Autographed copy, Signed Book, Reprint
||Used very good
||22 x 28 x 0.7 cm
*Included a page of the belgian newspaper "Le Soir", published in 1986 and presenting the said book*
The milestone unrefueled World Flight of the Voyager is arguably the ultimate atmospheric flight, the greatest airplane flight in the history of man's continuing conquest of flight, "the last great first" of the original airplane.
The accomplishment of World Flight was a magnificent technical achievement, but it was also a great human people story, and ultimately a real life adventure thriller. It is such a great story in total that it needs to be told in understandable form, in a way that all those interested in flight can understand and appreciate just what did happen, what was done and how it was done.
The story herein started as the official analysis of the flight by the Technical Director of Voyager Mission Control as a companion piece to back up the official NAA/FAI record about the five designated official checkpoints. The five official checkpoints naturally produce shorter direct mileage than the actual total, and the two ways of looking at the flight become natural complementary methods, each valid for their own purposes, not conflicting in any way. This official analysis was made to be placed in all the official museums and archives as the complete and accurate historic record, since there is and can be no other record of the flight that is so complete and so accurately checked and cross checked with all the available data and experienced understanding of the true facts of the flight.
To make it more understandable to those interested in flight and to laymen, the original technical analysis of the flight was fleshed out with descriptive narratives that explain what was really done and how it was done, so that everyone interested can better understand and better appreciate the great technical and human achievement involved.
The original official technical analysis of the flight was left in its original form, even with the original hand drawn flight analysis graphs in the rear of the book, so that the book can be read at several levels. The layman can get a very good grasp of what was done and how it was done, by simply reading the early narrative portion of the book and looking at the composite log itself. Those interested in the specific technical flight details can go deeper and deeper into exactly what happened by simply reading farther and looking closer. Those who simply wish to understand can simply skip all the exact analysis, numbers, and technical explanation and get the degree of understanding they desire.
The format produces some repetition of key points, but if you will excuse that minor flaw of form, you will see that it makes it possible for readers at all levels to correctly understand the key points and conclusions. For historical purposes the book was purposely not reformated but was published in finished draft form.