The history of aviation is littered with stories of heroic, often foolhardy enterprise. From the first precarious flights across the English Channel, to the test flying of modern aircraft, the history is one of variety, challenge, daring and technology.
"Soon we flew once again over the cliffs of the south peak, scarred with its huge triangular crags. We came close to Everest, which had lost none of its entrancing beauty."
"The machine circled serenely, unmindful of the hurricane blast to which the six mile plume of Everest summit bore witness."
In 1933, before man had climbed to the summit of Mount Everest, a small band of enthusiasts set out to fly over the highest mountain in small biplanes with little protection and a lot of bravery. This is that story written jointly by the members of that small team. The book also includes an account of the filming of the expedition and some technological background to this amazing feat.