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Tales from the Cockpit: A Collection of the Greatest Stories from the Sky Ever Told
Tales from the Cockpit: A Collection of the Greatest Stories from the Sky Ever Told by John C. McCollister 1582616590 9781582616599
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Tales from the Cockpit: A Collection of the Greatest Stories from the Sky Ever Told by John C. McCollister

If there is one thing pilots enjoy as much as flying airplanes, its telling stories about flying airplanes. Tales From the Cockpit reveals some classic narratives and some never-before-told yarns about the thrill and magic of flight. Join storyteller and pilot John McCollister, who unlocks a treasure chest of fascinating anecdotes. Some come from a bygone era when aviators with leather helmets, goggles and white scarves barnstormed from town to town and became matinee idols for schoolgirls. Other stories are as fresh as todays newspaper headlines. Academy Award-winning actor John Travolta takes some good-natured digs at his old Ercoupe. The Wright brothers share insights into their struggle to lift a fabric-covered biplane off the sands of Kitty Hawk. General Paul Tibbets gives a pilots-eye view of what it was like to drop the first atomic bomb in 1945. Charles Lindbergh talks about his state of exhaustion during his historic solo flight from New York to Paris. Other famous and not-so-famous pilots take the opportunity to look at the more humorous side of aviation. Some of these tales will make you laugh; others may bring a tear. Each one is guaranteed to entertain you. So climb on board, push the throttle to the wall, pull back on the yoke, and soar into the sky. Above all, enjoy the experience of viewing life from a perspective previously reserved for the angels. Book jacket.

Author: John C. McCollister

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 181

Publisher: Sports Publishing

Publication Date: 2003-04-01

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ISBN: 1582616590


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