By Air Commodore EM Maitland
A fascinating account of a voyage of discovery, filled with danger, insight and humour. Written by Edward Maitland, a pioneer of airships, on board the transatlantic flight. As well as describing daily life for the crew of 30, Maitland captures the pioneering spirit of their flight, from the many technical challenges of piloting the giant airship and understanding weather conditions, to the more unusual ones of dealing with a stowaway, a cat, and two carrier pigeons on board.
This centenary addition, published by The Pennoyer Centre in July 2019, includes a special foreword by Wendy Pritchard, granddaughter of Major Jack Pritchard, whose photographs illustrate the edition and who parachuted from the R34 to take charge of landing in New York. All the original appendices and photographs are included, along with additional images from The Pennoyer Centre’s airship archive.