Box Kite to Bali: The Last Great Adventure of a U.S. Navy Pilot
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In 1950, George Thackray (“Bee”) Weems was a U.S. Navy test pilot in search of adventure when he flew a De Havilland Dragon Rapide from England to Australia with three other men, including his father, the renowned navigator P.V.H. Weems.
Bee’s amazing account, written just before he died in a crash at the age of thirty, takes us around the world on the eve of the Cold War in a plywood plane landing into political turmoil and hazardous conditions at nearly every stop.