Rapide

Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
From London to Darwin and everywhere in between, the Rapide was an aeroplane as unique as its name. But without all its parts, the journey was sure to fail. Or was it...?
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Review by: Ross Venner on Sep. 16, 2017 :
Rapide (de havilland DH 89 - Rapide) encapsulates the twilight of the wood and fabric airliners which briefly pioneered the air routes of the world before their replacement by "modern" all metal aeroplanes.

B J Miller's plot, particularly the journey to Australia, is wholly credible. By 1939, aircraft were largely reliable and adventure more likely to be had on the ground than in the air. That said, even today such a trip in a short ranged aircraft would be challenging. The aviation details are well drawn and suggest that the author is familiar with aviation of the period.

A thoroughly enjoyable read.
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Review by: JaneofArch on Sep. 4, 2017 :
A good tale, somewhat naively written, about air flight in the thirties. Takes place in Britain and Australia, with a considerable amount of the tale featuring the flight of a short-range aircraft between the two locales. Doesn't have an ending suitable for fiction, unfortunately, so I've penalized it a bit..
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