The Way of the Air A Description of Modern Aviation
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The Way of the Air A Description of Modern Aviation

By Edgar C. Middleton
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Table of Contents
  • THE WAY OF THE AIR
  • AUTHOR’S NOTE
  • CONTENTS
  • PART I THE SERVICE AIRMAN IN THE MAKING
  • INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER I JOINING THE SERVICE
  • CHAPTER II THE AIRMAN’S FIRST DAYS
  • CHAPTER III THE INITIAL FLIGHT
  • CHAPTER IV THE PERILS OF THE AIR
  • CHAPTER V THE SPIRIT OF THE AIR
  • CHAPTER VI SEAPLANES
    • Work of the Seaplane
  • CHAPTER VII A ZEPPELIN CHASE
  • CHAPTER VIII THE COMPLETE AIRMAN
    • First Flight Ordeals
    • Reconnaissance and Night Flying
  • PART II ON ACTIVE SERVICE
  • CHAPTER IX BEHIND THE FIRING LINE
  • CHAPTER X THE FIRST TRIP ACROSS THE LINE
  • CHAPTER XI SOME ANECDOTES
  • CHAPTER XII SPORT EXTRAORDINARY
  • CHAPTER XIII A BALLOON-TRIP BY NIGHT
  • CHAPTER XIV THE BATTLE OF THE WOOD
  • CHAPTER XV A TIGHT CORNER
  • CHAPTER XVI AN AIR FIGHT WITH A HUN
  • CHAPTER XVII A GREAT RAID
  • CHAPTER XVIII A DAY-DREAM
  • CHAPTER XIX A MID-AIR BATTLE
    • A Soft Job
    • An Enemy Machine
    • Carry On
  • CHAPTER XX A BATTLE FROM ABOVE
  • CHAPTER XXI A TRUE STORY OF THE WAR (BEING PART OF THE DIARY OF AN INHABITANT)
  • CHAPTER XXII HEROISM IN THE AIR
  • PART III OTHER CRAFT AND THE FUTURE
  • CHAPTER XXIII THE EVOLUTION OF THE AIRSHIP
  • CHAPTER XXIV LAWS OF THE AIR
  • CHAPTER XXV AERIAL COMBAT
    • Wind and Cloud
    • “Lift” the Factor
  • CHAPTER XXVI THE AIR—THE WAR—AND THE FUTURE
    • The War and Aviation
    • Future Types of Craft
    • Properties of War and Peace Machines
    • Future Navies and Armies of the World
    • Peace and War Uses of Aircraft
    • The Balance of Power
    • Future Influences
    • A Future War with Germany
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