An Explorer in the Air Service

Hiram BINGHAM (1875 - 1956)

Explorer Hiram Bingham discovered Machu Picchu in 1911, as recounted in his book Inca Lands, now released on Librivox at http://librivox.org/inca-lands-by-hiram-bingham/. In 1917, he became an aviator and organized the United States Schools of Military Aeronautics at eight universities to provide ground school training for aviation cadets, and then in Issoudun, France, Bingham commanded the primary Air Service flying school. He became a supporter of the Air Service in their post-war quest for independence from the Army and supported that effort, in part, with the publication of this book of his wartime experiences published in 1920 by Yale University Press. (Summary by Wikipedia and ToddHW)

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography, Memoirs, Modern (20th C)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - PREFACE asterix
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Play 01 01 - FIRST FLIGHTS asterix
00:18:49
Play 02 02 - TORONTO AND THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS asterix
00:15:56
Play 03 03 - WAR FEVER IN WASHINGTON Robin Cotter
00:15:59
Play 04 04 - ORGANIZING THE SCHOOLS OF MILITARY AERONAUTICS asterix
00:28:21
Play 05 05 - SELECTING THE FITTEST asterix
00:18:46
Play 06 06 - THE PERSONNEL OFFICE IN WASHINGTON asterix
00:30:09
Play 07 07 - OVERSEAS asterix
00:12:53
Play 08 08 - THE DISADVANTAGES OF BEING A PILOT asterix
00:24:34
Play 09 09 - THE PERSONNEL OFFICE IN TOURS Sacha Chander
00:25:24
Play 10 10 - A FEW HOURS AT THE FRONT asterix
00:15:23
Play 11 11 - THE THIRD AVIATION INSTRUCTION CENTRE asterix
00:19:42
Play 12 12 - TRAINING AVIATORS asterix
00:32:34
Play 13 13 - ADVANCED TRAINING FOR PURSUIT PILOTS, Part 1 asterix
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Play 14 14 - ADVANCED TRAINING FOR PURSUIT PILOTS, Part 2 asterix
00:26:10
Play 15 15 - OBSERVATION AND NIGHT PURSUIT asterix
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Play 16 16 - THE "PLANE NEWS" asterix
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Play 17 17 - THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT asterix
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Play 18 18 - IMPORTANT ACCESSORIES asterix
00:32:41
Play 19 19 - SHOULD THE GENERAL STAFF CONTROL THE AIR SERVICE? asterix
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Play 20 20 - THE FUTURE OF AVIATION asterix
00:25:31