The Lost Pilots, The Spectacular Rise and Scandalous Fall of Aviation’s Golden Couple

First published by Flatiron Books in the USA, this edition is available in hardback and softback. It is a gripping story of two pioneer aviators and their very complex love life, making a story more absorbing than many a best selling novel – Very Highly Recommended.


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NAME: The Lost Pilots, The Spectacular Rise and Scandalous Fall of 
Aviation's Golden Couple
FILE: R2688
AUTHOR: Corey Mead
PUBLISHER: Macmillan
BINDING: soft back
PAGES:  273
PRICE: £14.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: aviation pioneers, long distance flights, pre-WWII aviation, 
scandal, crime, memoirs, Jessie Miller, Bill Lancaster, Haden Clarke, 
desert crash

ISBN: 978-1-5098-2850-0

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DESCRIPTION: First published by Flatiron Books in the USA, this 
edition is available in hardback and softback. It is a gripping 
story of two pioneer aviators and their very complex love life, 
making a story more absorbing than many a best selling novel  – 
Very Highly Recommended.

In  the 1920s and 1930s, the daring pioneer aviators were the 
celebrities of their age. Flight itself was barely two decades old 
and had just emerged from the first air war of history into society 
that was trying to shake off the grime realities of that war and 
party extravagantly. It coincided with the liberated woman who took 
to the air to demonstrate her new freedoms. Unsurprisingly, it was 
an age were new scandals were emerging.

Jessie Miller partnered with Bill Lancaster who was fresh from the 
RAF. Lancaster wanted to be rich and famous, more famous than Charles 
Lindbergh who had just flown the Atlantic single-handed. Lancaster 
wanted to fly three times as far, as the Empire was coming to see air 
travel as a way of linking the furthest corners of Empire together. A 
flight from the British Isles to Melbourne Australia was the logical 
challenge and Lancaster saw Miller as the perfect co-pilot.

From the start, they were heading for trouble as they developed a deep 
love with the complication that Lancaster was already married. They 
hid their affair, completed their flight and became famous, everything 
they hoped for. They toured the world until the Wall Street Crash and 
ended up broke, living in a run-down mansion in Miami, but things were 
to get worse. Miller decided to write her memoirs to pull in much 
needed money and a new love triangle began as a handsome young ghost 
writer was sent down see the memoirs completed.

From the start of the story, it has all the elements of a best selling 
novel, full of highs and lows, twists and turns. Crime and trial, a 
final last throw of the dice, keep the reader turning pages. The story 
finally completes when Lancaster's crashed plane and body are 
discovered in the Sahara 1962.