Wings Around the World

The Exhilarating Story of one Woman's Epic Flight from the North Pole to Antarctica

Polly Vacher

Date Published :
July 2008
Publisher :
Grub Street Publishing
Illustration :
color & b/w photos throughout
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781904943990
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 10 X 7 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Polly Vacher wanted to become the first pilot to complete a solo flight around the world via both Poles in a single-engine aircraft. Her 60,000 mile voyage would take her to every continent. She prepared meticulously for two years and had garnered multifarious sponsors.

However, as she took off, flanked by a Hurricane and a Spitfire, and waved off by her family and the Prince of Wales, she suddenly felt so alone. She had begun a remarkable expedition that would gain her three world records, but would also see her encounter extremes of weather and emotion, kindness, obstruction and also a little political intrigue.

About The Author

Born in south Devon, she trained in physiotherapy and spent twenty years in music education. Her interest in aviation developed from a charity skydiving event. She obtained her private pilot license with her husband Peter in Australia in 1994 and they followed this up by a circumnavigation of the continent. In 1997 she toured the United States by plane, flying solo across the North Atlantic in both directions.

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