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By Marc Dierikx

ISBN-10: 1588346153

ISBN-13: 9781588346155

Comprehensive biography of Anthony Fokker, the famed Dutch pilot and daredevil aviator

Anthony Fokker: The Flying Dutchman Who formed American Aviation tells the larger-than-life actual tale of maverick pilot and plane producer Anthony Fokker. Fokker got here from an prosperous Dutch kinfolk and constructed a present for tinkering with mechanics. regardless of no longer receiving a standard schooling, he stumbled his method into aviation as a tender stunt pilot in Germany in 1910. He survived a sequence of astonishing aircraft crashes and rose to popularity inside many years. a mix of business espionage, good fortune, and deception then propelled him to turn into Germany's top plane producer in the course of global warfare I, making him a multimillionaire via his midtwenties.

When the German Revolution swept the rustic in 1918 and 1919, Fokker made a miraculous break out to the U.S.. He arrange enterprise in manhattan and New Jersey in 1921, and soon thereafter turned the world's greatest plane producer. The U.S. military and military got his machines, and his factories built mythical vendors corresponding to Pan American and TWA on the sunrise of business air transport.

Yet regardless of his unbelievable good fortune, his empire collapsed within the past due Nineteen Twenties after a chain of ill-conceived enterprise judgements and deeply scary own dramas. In 1927, aviator Richard Byrd solicited a Fokker three-engine aircraft to be the 1st to fly continuous around the Atlantic. The airplane used to be broken on a attempt flight and Charles Lindbergh beat him to it. Lindbergh's solo event within the Spirit of St. Louis earned him--and expense Fokker--a lasting position within the heritage books. utilizing formerly undiscovered documents and first assets, Marc Dierikx strains Fokker's remarkable existence and celebrates his astounding achievements.

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