My book: Umberto Nobile and the Arctic Search for the Airship Italia was reviewed in the March 2018 issue of New Zealand Aviation News:
My first sight of a Scout in the air was on a windy day near Karitane.
The Scout's empty weight was under 50kg, the motor, 12 hp and the cruising speed around 30 kt, although that might have been optimistic. Control was 2-axis (rudder/elevator-warping, I think).
About a year ago I came across an ad in the aircraft for sale section of trademe which evoked some nostalgia.
My favourite example of the power of a few words in a good poem is this one written during World War One:
I have just spent 4 hours working on one of the books to be re-published on Amazon. This resulted in some polishing and adding about 1,500 words.
The self-publishing landscape has been transformed over the last 10 years or so. Before that self-publishing was equated with vanity publishing i.e.
I have written two books which will be published as Kindle & soft cover, print on demand.
A book must look right to sell. Even non-readers can tell at a glance that a book does not look right.