Suggested Reading List
A Pilots Story - An Autobiography of a Pilot
Author: Don Volz
Description: ISBN: 9781466949850
This is my story?the story of a pilot who flew airplanes for some thirty-seven years: ten years in the United States Air Force, primarily in jet fighters, and then twenty-seven years flying commercial jet airliners. I was inspired to write this story after reading the autobiography, a few years ago, of Gen. Chuck Yeager?he being the world-renowned test pilot, World War II fighter ace, and first man to break the sound barrier in the Bell X-1. My story is the story of an average pilot, an average guy who survived several close calls, had many interesting experiences along the way, and often wondered, ?Am I still here because I was especially good or because I was especially lucky?? I think the answer is definitely a combination of the two, just as Yeager says or implies in his book. With him, it may have been a larger contribution of skill, but as he said, ?The secret of my success is that I always managed to live to fly another day.? I have to echo that comment. While flying around the country with American Airlines, during ?hours of complete boredom? (as we say), we pilots often traded our ?war stories? of our flying (and other) experiences. I often thought that I had many tales that were similar to some of Yeager?s and that I should put my experiences down on paper, even if it would only be my family who might read it. So this, then, is my story, my life, primarily, as it revolved around my aviating experiences over some thirty-seven years, from the viewpoint of a pilot who has no particular claim to fame but who has survived ?to fly another day.? One of the best descriptions of a flying career says: ?You start out with a big bag of luck and an empty bag of experience; you want to fill the bag of experience before you empty the bag of luck!? I guess I have done that.
#6246 in Biography & Memoir
Aviation Humor: Poking Fun At Airplane & Helicopter Pilots
Author: Core Keller
Description: ISBN: 9781469773179
If you're into aviation, this book is a must. Learn about the distinctions between helicopter and airplane pilots in a joking way. This book is a great way to break the ice, especially at a party.
Considering learning to fly? Read this book before making up your mind about what you want to fly. You might be surprised at what you might learn.
#1177 in Kids & Teens > Non-Fiction
Best Hikes With Children Utah [Book]
Author: Maureen Keilty
Description: ISBN 0898867096
Guides to day hikes and overnighters for families. Tips on hiking with kids, safety, and fostering a wilderness ethic.
Checkride - This Pilot's Life
Author: Jerry Girard
Description: ISBN: 9781463426088
This book covers a span of over fifty years in aviation. From hand started light airplanes, flying off grass strips to wide bodied jets spanning the continents, from the CAA to the FAA and from regulation to de-regulation. Told from the viewpoint of a green kid hanging around the local airport to a veteran major airline Captain.
#6246 in Biography & Memoir
Flying on Instinct: Canada's Bush Pilot Pioneers
Author: L.D. Cross
Description: ISBN: 9781927051856
They were nicknamed Snow Eagle, Flying Knight, Bush Angel, Punch, Doc and Wop. They worked in open cockpits and flew through cold, snow and fog without the benefit of radios, maps or weather reports. They flew over the Barrens, frozen lakes, boreal forests and mountain ranges by dead reckoning and line of sight. They landed on makeshift runways, glaciers, muskeg, tundra and glassy lakes. Comrades of the wilderness, they were Canada’s early bush pilots.
L.D. Cross brings us the incredible stories of the brave and enterprising pilots who rolled back the boundaries of western and northern Canada, delivering mail, medicine, miners and all the supplies needed by frontier settlements. Flying such planes as Curtiss, Bellanca, de Havilland, Fairchild, Junkers, Norseman, Stinson and Vickers, they were the off-roaders of aviation, venturing where no others dared to go. Climb into the cockpit with these pioneering pilots for an exciting trip into Canadian aviation history.
#13 in Reference & Language > Transportation > Aviation > History
#68 in History > Canada
Flying the Edge of America, a trip of a lifetime
Author: David Millett, Julia Buss
Description: ISBN: 9781449515461
In the summer of 2008 we flew our small, single engine, airplane around the edges of the contiguous United States of America. Along the way, we encountered America's small towns, National Parks, and National Monuments. On the most dangerous and exciting adventure of our lives we flew into unanticipated ghastly weather, thunderstorms, and brushed with hurricanes. In the end, we discovered a land much more complex than we had imagined, far larger than we could believe, and more beautiful than we dreamed possible. This book is the story of our flight around the edge of America, and the journey that brought us to a deeper understanding and love of our adopted country.
#353 in Travel > United States
#251 in Travel > Adventure & Literary Travel
Fun with the Family in Utah, 3rd: Hundreds of Ideas for Day Trips with the Kids [Book]
Author: Michael Rutter
Description: ISBN 0762722916
Developed with families in mind, Fun with the Family "TM" books are the ultimate guides to family fun and adventure. Written by parents for parents, these state-specific guides include hundreds of ideas for families with kids from ages 2 to 12.Features visually appealing at-a-glance icons, reader-friendly sidebars, and comprehensive end-of-chapter listings of family-friendly places to stay and eat. Offering hundreds of fun -- and many free -- things families can see and do, these guides are invaluable references for both residents and out-of-state visitors.The Fun with the Family "TM" series currently covers 29 states, including AL, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KY, ME, MA, MI, MO, NJ, NM, NY, NC, Northern CA, OH, OR, PA, Southern CA, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT/NH, and WI and one city -- Las Vegas. With hundreds of outings featured, families can visit a working dairy farm -- Wheeler Historic Farm in Salt Lake City, raft along the Colorado River, and spend hours at Park City Resort Center, which has the Alpine slide, kiddie rides, and mini-golf.
In Plane Sight
Author: Franklin W. Dixon, Jeff Walker
Description: ISBN-10 0743437608
Hardy Boys Ser.
WILL THE HARDYS CRASH AND BURN IN THE JEWEL RIDGE AIRSHOW? Attending an airshow to help out their friend Jamal Hawkins and his dad's air taxi service should be a nice break from the normal grind for Frank and Joe Hardy. But when one of the Hawkinses' planes is mysteriously stolen -- starting a whole wave of crime at the event -- the vacation ends, and the hunt for clues begins! The brothers' investigation takes them from the airport runway to the nearby mountains, and even into the clouds. Who, or what, is behind the trouble? Could it be one of the exhibitors, a jealous rival, or a former hotshot pilot? The crooks' plans are really taking off -- can the Hardys ground these guys for good?
The Lady and the Tigers - The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Served With the Flying Tigers in Burma and China, 1941-1942
Author: Daniel Ford, Olga Greenlaw
Description: ISBN: 1230000027592
Olga Greenlaw kept the War Diary of the American Volunteer Group--the Flying Tigers--while those gallant mercenaries defended Burma and China from Japanese aggression during the opening months of the Pacific War. Returning to the United States in 1942, she wrote "The Lady and the Tigers", which war correspondent Leland Stowe hailed as "an authoritative, gutsy and true to life story of the AVG." Out of print for more than half a century, her book has now been brought up to date by Daniel Ford, author of "Flying Tigers: Claire Chennault and the American Volunteer Group". What's more, Ford explains for the first time where Olga and Harvey Greenlaw came from, how they became caught up in the saga of the Flying Tigers, and what happened to them after their tumultuous year with the AVG. Black and white photographs--many never published before--round out the text.
#515 in History > Military > World War II
#192 in History > Military > United States
#75 in History > Military > Aviation
True Aviation Stories
Author: David Barth
Description: ISBN: 9781301828432
These are some true aviation stories about flying a single-engine Cessna 172 from Denver to other states, mostly back east. The following story lines are included: *In the clouds and no approach plate* *The light we had trouble turning off* *Out of Aspen, Colorado, the ground out-climbed us* *Flying at night over Arkansas and then "BANG"* *Flying through a weather front* *Returning home unexpectedly* *Landing with a flat tire* *Bumpy air returns breakfast*
#13 in Reference & Language > Transportation > Aviation > Piloting & Flight Instruction
#20 in Reference & Language > Transportation > Aviation
Author: P. J. Neri
Description: ISBN 0516223828
Information is presented on Utah's geography, history, landmarks, natural resources, and government. Features include sidebars with fun facts, statistics, biographies, and state name explanations; timelines; a glossary of famous people from each state; recipes; and more.