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Alaska Highway Flight Log

Author : William S. Walker
ISBN : 9781457553325
Genre : Travel
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Flying To Alaska—A Cross-Continent Adventure Join writer and pilot William S. Walker on one of general aviation’s most revered long-distance trips—a flight to Alaska. Walker writes, “Alaska is one of those ultimate journeys for aviators from the Lower 48 because it takes most of them completely out of their comfortable environments, not for just a four-hour stint or for a few days, but for weeks or longer. We were in the air 74 hours, flying more than 7,000 miles in a 59-year-old Cessna. It was probably the longest flying trip I will ever undertake and perhaps the best I will ever fly, although I hope there is even better to come.” Alaska Highway Flight Log is Walker’s personal daybook of the trip with distances, maps, airport identifiers and, foremost, his personal observations on the flying trip of a lifetime.

Alaska Highway Flight Log

Author : William S. Walker
ISBN : 1457553996
Genre : Transportation
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Flying To Alaska--A Cross-Continent Adventure Join writer and pilot William S. Walker on one of general aviation's most revered long-distance trips--a flight to Alaska. Walker writes, "Alaska is one of those ultimate journeys for aviators from the Lower 48 because it takes most of them completely out of their comfortable environments, not for just a four-hour stint or for a few days, but for weeks or longer. We were in the air 74 hours, flying more than 7,000 miles in a 59-year-old Cessna. It was probably the longest flying trip I will ever undertake and perhaps the best I will ever fly, although I hope there is even better to come." Alaska Highway Flight Log is Walker's personal daybook of the trip with distances, maps, airport identifiers and, foremost, his personal observations on the flying trip of a lifetime. William Walker is a senior writer for the national publication General Aviation News. He is an instrument-rated private pilot who has flown his 1956 tailwheel Cessna 172 on story assignments throughout the Southeast during 15 years with G.A. News. Walker is the author of outdoor books on long-distance river paddling, Alpine skiing and adventure travel and has written and edited for newspapers and magazines in the United States and Europe.

Cessna 172 A Pocket History

Author : Ron Smith
ISBN : 9781445623320
Genre : Transportation
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Slide Rule

Author : Nevil Shute
ISBN : 9780307474186
Genre : Fiction
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Nevil Shute was a pioneer in the world of flying long before he began to write the stories that made him a bestselling novelist. This autobiography charts Shute’s path from childhood to his career as a gifted aeronautical engineer working at the forefront of the technological experimentation of the 1920s and 30s. The inspiration for many of the themes and concerns of Shutes novels can be found in this enjoyable and enlightening memoir.

Fate Is The Hunter

Author : Ernest K. Gann
ISBN : 9780671636036
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ernest K. Gann’s classic memoir is an up-close and thrilling account of the treacherous early days of commercial aviation. In his inimitable style, Gann brings you right into the cockpit, recounting both the triumphs and terrors of pilots who flew when flying was anything but routine.

Stratonauts

Author : Manfred von Ehrenfried
ISBN : 9783319029016
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Just what does it take to be a stratonaut, soaring to higher and higher altitudes of Earth's atmosphere? Brave men and women have reached extreme heights in balloons, aircraft and rocket ships over the past two centuries, from the first untethered balloon flight to the first flights in the newly defined stratosphere, through to the present flights that continue to set new records. This book defines the altitudes related to the stratosphere, how it changes with latitude and the effects on ascending aviators. Also described is how over time technology enabled aircraft and balloons to achieve higher altitudes. The book shows the clear influence of the military on designs that initially focused on speed and maneuverability, but only later on reaching new altitudes. The early flights into the troposphere and eventually the mid to upper reaches of the stratosphere are chronicled, with great emphasis on flight operations. This includes decompression, bailouts, inertia coupling, ejections, catastrophic disintegration, crashes and deaths. Although the book highlights major altitude attempts and records, it also focuses on the life-threatening problems confronting the would-be stratonaut and the causes of many of their deaths. In doing so, it tries to define just what it takes to be a stratonaut.

The Fun Of It

Author : Amelia Earhart
ISBN : 9780897336581
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Autobiography of the famous flyer which describes her own ambitions to become a pilot and offers advice to others.

A Star To Steer By

Author : AnnaLee Conti
ISBN : 9781620204023
Genre : Fiction
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This exciting sequel to Till the Storm Passes By, second book in the Alaskan Waters series, goes back a generation to tell the love story of the Norwegian parents Evie never knew. Tales of the booming fishing industry and big money to be made in faraway Alaska in 1920 lure nineteen-year-old Norman Pedersen, a Norwegian fisherman, to immigrate to Alaska to make his fortune. He plans to return to Norway to marry his fiancée, Kristina Michelsen, who promises to wait for him, even if it takes years. But Norman becomes entrapped in a “prison” of his own making. In Alaska, Norman is charmed by the beautiful but conniving Cecilia. In Norway, Kristina is wooed by Henrik, her best friend’s musically talented cousin. Norman calls Kristina his “star to steer by.” Will he ever find his true “star to steer by”?

High Wide And Frightened

Author : Louise Thaden
ISBN : 9781557287663
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Louise Thaden wrote High, Wide, and Frightened in the prime of her life, making this autobiography unique among books about the Golden Age of Aviation. Thaden, a contemporary of Amelia Earhart, was part of a small group of determined women who overcame discrimination and obstacles to become pilots in a time when air races and distance, altitude and endurance records were daily news in America. She became the first woman to win the Bendix Transcontinental Air Race, the premier air race of the day and, before her, a male-dominated one. High, Wide, and Frightened is the story of Thaden's life, of her achievements in aviation, and also of her childhood in Arkansas. She writes about her everyday personal life and her day-to-day experiences in aviation. - Publisher.

A Thousand Shall Fall

Author : Murray Peden
ISBN : 155002454X
Genre : History
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In what has been hailed as one of the finest war memoirs ever written, Murray Peden recounts his experiences as a bomber with 214 Squadron during World War II.

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