Understanding Gliding 1977 HB A & C Black 1st Edition Signed By Derek Piggott For Sale


Understanding Gliding 1977 HB A & C Black 1st Edition Signed By Derek Piggott

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Understanding Gliding 1977 HB A & C Black 1st Edition Signed By Derek Piggott:
$300

Understanding Gliding: The Principles Of Soaring Flight 1977 Hardback. A & C Black Limited (1st Edition). Signed By Derek Piggott(1984, Perth, Australia). Ultra rare find.
Dimensions: 255mm x 190mm x 30mmWeight: 0.95kgVery considerable scuffs, scrapes, dents, stains/discoloring, edging and damage to Hardback Cover - possibly missing a paper sleeve covering (see pics). Considerable aging and damage to spine (see pics). Considerable wear/edging to page edges. Signed by Derek Piggott (1984, Perth, Australia). Overall in acceptable condition. Ultra rare - great find.
Alan Derek Piggott MBE (27 December 1922 – 6 January 2019) was one of Britain's best known glider pilots and instructors. He had over 5,000 hours on over 153 types of powered aircraft and over 5,000 hours on over 184 types of glider. He was honoured for his work on the instruction and safety of glider pilots. In 1961 he became the first person to make an officially authenticated take-off and flight in a man-powered aircraft. He also worked as a stunt pilot in several feature films.


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