Taildragger Tales: My Late-Blooming Romance with a Piper Cub and Her Younger Sisters

Warbird Books
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Daniel Ford learned to fly at the age when most of us are well into retirement. In this short book, he tells how it was to have a flight instructor one-third his age, to make a Sentimental Journey to the Pennsylvania airport where the Piper Cub first saw the light of day, to practice spins and aerobatic turns in a Great Lakes biplane, to fly low and slow in New Jersey, to make a leisurely tour around the Big Lake and into his past, and to have a close encounter with the National Defense Emergency of September 11, 2001. A delightful read for anyone who ever dreamed of becoming a pilot. Illustrated; about 11,000 words.  
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About the author

 Daniel Ford has spent a lifetime reading and writing about the wars of the past hundred years, from the Irish rebellion of 1916 to the counter-guerrilla operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is best known for his history of the American Volunteer Group--the 'Flying Tigers' of the Second World War--and his Vietnam novel that was filmed as Go Tell the Spartans, starring Burt Lancaster. Most recently, he has turned to the invasion of Poland in 1939 by Germany and Soviet Russia. Most of his books and many shorter pieces are available for Amazon's Kindle ebook reader. He lives and works in New Hampshire

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Publisher
Warbird Books
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Published on
Apr 18, 2016
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Pages
35
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Language
English
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Genres
Transportation / Aviation / History
Transportation / Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction
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Content protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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