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Explorer in the Air Service

Hiram Bingham (1875-1956)

1. 00 - PREFACE
2. 01 - FIRST FLIGHTS
3. 02 - TORONTO AND THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS
4. 03 - WAR FEVER IN WASHINGTON
5. 04 - ORGANIZING THE SCHOOLS OF MILITARY AERONAUTICS
6. 05 - SELECTING THE FITTEST
7. 06 - THE PERSONNEL OFFICE IN WASHINGTON
8. 07 - OVERSEAS
9. 08 - THE DISADVANTAGES OF BEING A PILOT
10. 09 - THE PERSONNEL OFFICE IN TOURS
11. 10 - A FEW HOURS AT THE FRONT
12. 11 - THE THIRD AVIATION INSTRUCTION CENTRE
13. 12 - TRAINING AVIATORS
14. 13 - ADVANCED TRAINING FOR PURSUIT PILOTS, Part 1
15. 14 - ADVANCED TRAINING FOR PURSUIT PILOTS, Part 2
16. 15 - OBSERVATION AND NIGHT PURSUIT
17. 16 - THE "PLANE NEWS"
18. 17 - THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
19. 18 - IMPORTANT ACCESSORIES
20. 19 - SHOULD THE GENERAL STAFF CONTROL THE AIR SERVICE?
21. 20 - THE FUTURE OF AVIATION

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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.