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The Greatest Flying Stories Ever Told: Nineteen Amazing Tales from the Sky

by Lamar Underwood

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From Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart to Chuck Yeager and Ernest K. Gann, here we have some absolutely fabulous stories of flying airplanes. Even the lesser known stories such as the description of the Rink brothers flight across the USA in 1964 in a Piper Cub without a radio will keep you in your chair. As well the editor has included a moment by moment description of two airliner crashes from which new safety rules were developed. Of course there are the war stories as well but the goal is to give the reader of this volume a sense of what it is like to fly and what drives men & women to take on the challenge.

The essay that stood out for me was Carrier Qualification by Douglas Waller which described what a Navy aviator has to go through to land a jet plane on an aircraft carrier. Vivid description of the stress and the mechanics of doing it. First rate. ( )
  lamour | Feb 27, 2011 |
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