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2 edition of Parachuting for sport. found in the catalog.

Parachuting for sport.

Jim Greenwood

Parachuting for sport.

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Published by Sports Car Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Parachuting.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesModern aircraft series
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTL750 .G7
    The Physical Object
    Pagination128 p.
    Number of Pages128
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5856985M
    LC Control Number62018919


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