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Paperback The First Fighter Pilot - Roland Garros: The Life and Times of the Playboy Who Invented Air Combat Book

ISBN: 1629671568

ISBN13: 9781629671567

The First Fighter Pilot - Roland Garros: The Life and Times of the Playboy Who Invented Air Combat

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Roland Garros enjoyed an exciting life. An aviation pioneer in the early 1900s, he taught himself how to fly a bamboo airplane despite crashing it at Versailles. He was a world-class athlete, a lawyer who wouldn't learn Latin, a sports car salesman on the Champs-Elys es, an airshow pilot and racer. He demonstrated flight to huge crowds up and down the Americas. Ultimately, Roland Garros became the world's first fighter pilot.Leaving his comfortable...

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