of No Return: Aviation History's Most Infamous One-Way Tickets to
Immortality by Steven A. Ruffin
Discover the mysterious, controversial, and sometimes downright
eerie history of flights that didn't end as planned.
history of aviation is full of accounts of history's most spectacular flights.
But what about the ones from which someone failed to
A celebrated millionaire--who also happened to be the world's foremost
aviator--lifted off in a small plane one clear morning in 2007 and
- The glamorous son of a beloved fallen president took off on a
hazy summer night in 1999 and plunged himself and two others into the Atlantic
- A US Navy blimp landed one Sunday morning in 1942 in the middle of a
city street in California with no one aboard.
of these "non-returns" occurred because of errors in judgment; others were
intentional, and some resulted from causes still unknown. Get the full,
meticulous account of the fascinating people involved in these flights, the
mistakes they made, and the ways in which their "flight of no return" affected
the world. Pilot and aviation writer Steven A. Ruffin covers the entire 230-year
span of manned flight in all types of aircraft through war and peace. Balloons,
blimps, biplanes, jets, and spaceships have all suffered mishaps over the
miss the mystery, adventure, intrigue, and a sprinkling of the supernatural and
extraterrestrial in Flights of No Return.