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Air Devils: Sky Racers, Sky Divers, and Stunt Pilots Ellen  Hopkins

Air Devils: Sky Racers, Sky Divers, and Stunt Pilots

Ellen Hopkins

Published August 15th 2000
ISBN : 9780780793088
Hardcover
64 pages
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Welcome to todays air racing, the most exciting and fastest motor sport on earth. The smaller planes race at Indy-car speeds. But the big boys, the unlimited racers, roar down the straightaways twice as fast. Thats over 500 mph. All the while, theyMoreWelcome to todays air racing, the most exciting and fastest motor sport on earth. The smaller planes race at Indy-car speeds. But the big boys, the unlimited racers, roar down the straightaways twice as fast. Thats over 500 mph. All the while, they fight wind, air currents, and gravity. Winning takes speed, skill, and spunk. Theres more. The all-American show starts with the national anthem. But you have to look way up to find the flag. Its carried by a skydiving team, leaving trails of red, white, and blue smoke. Between races, a different breed of flier takes to the air. In biplanes, big planes, or jets, these aerial acrobats flip, dive and loop, fly upside down, and race dragsters. They are stunt pilots, sky divers, and sky racers. What a party! So climb aboard. Fly with the air devils, past and present. Take a ride youll never forget.