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"Pigs Might Fly"

"Pigs Might Fly - Stories of the Early Pioneers of Aviation"

This is a new series of books relating the stories of early aviation pioneers. There are a total of 6 books. Each volume stands alone, and it is not necessary to buy each title. Each is filled with short biographies of the pioneers, focusing on their backgrounds and aeronautical accomplishments. Each personality is illustrated with a small photo or drawing and a small illustration of one of their designs.

These books are going to be 'must haves' for anyone interested in the very early years of aviation.

Each volume is available as either a hard cover or soft cover book.


Pigs Might Fly: The First Steps This volume is about the very earliest men to think about flight. The volume includes biographies of: Roger Bacon, Leonardo Da Vinci, Emmanuel Swedeborg, Sir George Cayley, John Stringfellow, Frederick Marriott, Jean-Marie Le Bris, Felix du Temple, De La Landelle, Ponton d'Amecourt, Felix 'Nadar' Tourmavhon, Jules Verne, Francis Wenham, Horatio Phillips, Alphonse Penaud, Victor Tatin, Louis Mouillard, and Aleksandr Mozhaiski. It also contains a bibliography and index. 220 pages. (Nevada House Publishing, Canada - 2012) ISBN: 978-0-9730676-1-3 (Soft Cover); 978-0-9730676-3-7 (Hard Cover)

PR1SC - Soft Cover - $29.50

PR1HC - Hard Cover - $40.00


Pigs Might Fly: The Gliders & Hoppers This volume is about those pioneers who went a bit further and attempted flight. The volume includes biographies of: Clement Ader, Otto Lilienthal, Lawrence Hargrave, Hiram Maxim, Octave Chanute, Percy Pilcher, Augustus Herring, Gustave Whitehead, Wilhelm Kress, Richard Pearse, Karl Jatho, Samuel Langley, John J. Montgomery, Traian Vuia, and Jacob Ellehammer. It also contains a bibliography and index. 244 pages. (Nevada House Publishing, Canada - 2012) ISBN: 978-0-9730676-2-0 (Soft Cover); 978-0-9730676-4-4 (Hard Cover)

PR2SC - Soft Cover - $29.50

PR2HC - Hard Cover - $40.00


Pigs Might Fly: Early French Aviators This volume covers the early French pioneers. The volume includes biographies of: Ernest Archdeacon, Henry Deutsch de la Meurthe, Ferdinand Ferber, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Gabriel & Charles Voisin, Léon Delagrange, Henri Farman, Robert Esnault-Pelterie, Louis Breguet, Louis Blériot, Hubert Latham, Eugène Lefèbvre, René & Gaston Caudron, Armand Deperdussin, Raymonde de Laroche, Henri Fabre, Louis Paulhan, Édouard Nieuport, Marie Marvingt, Jules Védrines, André Beaumont, Roland Garros, and Adolphe Pégoud. It also contains a bibliography and index. 363 pages. (Nevada House Publishing, Canada - 2013) ISBN: 978-0-973676-7-5 (Soft Cover); 978-0-9730676-5-1 (Hard Cover)

PR3SC - Soft Cover - $34.50

PR3HC - Hard Cover - $45.00


Pigs Might Fly: Early British Aviators This volume covers the early British pioneers. The volume includes biographies of: Patrick Alexander, 'Colonel' Samuel Cody, John Dunne, A. V. Roe, John Moore-Brabazon, Charles Rolls, Short Brothers, Frank McClean, Charles Rumney Samson, Noel Pemberton-Billing, Frederick Handley Page, Howard Wright, Claude Grahame-White, Robert Loraine, Geoffrey De Havilland, Tom Sopwith, Harry Hawker, Sir George White, Hilda Hewlett, John Cyril Porte, Benny Hucks, and Gustav Hamel. It also contains a bibliography and index. 363 pages. (Nevada House Publishing, Canada - 2013) ISBN: 978-0-9730676-8-2 (Soft Cover); 978-0-9730676-6-8 (Hard Cover)

PR4SC - Soft Cover - $34.50

PR4HC - Hard Cover - $45.00


Pigs Might Fly: Early North American Aviators This volume covers the many pioneers from North America. Included are: Wilbur & Orville Wright, Aerial Experiment Association, Glenn Curtiss, Charles Willard, Charles Hamilton, Lincoln Beachey, Blanche Stuart Scott, Walter Brookins, Arch Hoxsey & Ralph Johnstone, John Moisant, William Wallace Gibson, Starling Burgess, Harry Atwood, Hugh Robinson, Eugene Ely, Harriet Quimby, Mathilde Moisant, Earle Ovington, Katherine Stinson, Cal Rodgers, Robert Fowler, Ruth Law, and Tony Jannus. It also contains a bibliography and index. 379 pages. (Nevada House Publishing, Canada - 2014) ISBN: 978-0-9920186-0-3 (Soft Cover); 978-0-9920186-1-0 (Hard Cover)

PR5SC - Soft Cover - $34.50

PR5HC - Hard Cover - $45.00


Pigs Might Fly: Early International Aviators This volume completes the series and includes 21 pioneers: Hans Grade (Germany), August Euler (Germany), Igo Etrich (Austria), Mario Calderara (Italy), Harry Ferguson (Ireland), Igor Sikorsky (Russia), John Duigan (Australia), Gianni Caproni (Italy), Helene Dutrieu (Belgium), Henri & Armand Dufaux (Switzerland), Georges Chavez (Peru), Lilian Bland (Ireland), Henri Coanda (Romania), Tony Fokker (Holland), Melli Beese (Germany), Billy Hart (Australia), Alfred Harmsworth, Lord Northcliffe (England), Alfred Lawson (America), James Gordon Bennett, Jr. (America), Gertrude Bacon (England), and Jacques Schneider (France). It also contains a bibliography and index. 310 pages. (Nevada House Publishing, Canada - 2014) ISBN: 978-0-9920186-2-7 (Soft Cover); 978-0-9920186-3-4 (Hard Cover)

PR6SC - Soft Cover - $29.50

PR6HC - Hard Cover - $40.00

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