Flight of Passage: A True Story - . And flight of passage is also an affecting look back to the summer of 1966, when the times seemed much less cynical and adventures much more enjoyable.
The Oregon Trail: A New American JourneySimon & Schuster - Simultaneously a majestic journey across the west, and a moving personal saga, a significant work of history, Buck’s chronicle is a “laugh-out-loud masterpiece” Willamette Week that “so ensnares the emotions it becomes a tear-jerker at its close” Star Tribune, Minneapolis and “will leave you daydreaming and hungry to see this land” The Boston Globe.
1 new york times bestseller • #1 indie next pick • winner of the pen new england award “enchanting…A book filled with so much love…Long before Oregon, Rinker Buck has convinced us that the best way to see America is from the seat of a covered wagon. The wall street journal “Amazing…A real nonfiction thriller.
The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey - Ian frazier, the new york review of books “Absorbing…Winning…The many layers in The Oregon Trail are linked by Mr. Buck’s voice, which is alert and unpretentious in a manner that put me in mind of Bill Bryson’s comic tone in A Walk in the Woods. Dwight garner, rinker buck’s the oregon trail is an epic account of traveling the 2, the new york timesA major bestseller that has been hailed as a “quintessential American story” Christian Science Monitor, critics, 000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way—in a covered wagon with a team of mules—that has captivated readers, and booksellers from coast to coast.
North Star over My Shoulder: A Flying LifeSimon & Schuster - He captures the feel, and smell of flying's greatest era -- how the people lived, what they did and felt, taste, and what it was really like to be a part of the world as it grew smaller and smaller. He relates stories from his innumerable visits to paris, the city he loves more than any other -- echoing Gertrude Stein's view that "America is my country, and Paris is my home town" -- and from his trips to the Middle East, including flights to Israel before and after it became a state.
Buck's experiences go back to a time when flying was something glamorous. In 1930, he flew solo from coast to coast, at age sixteen, breaking the junior transcontinental speed record. At the behest of his employer howard hughes, Buck spent three months flying with Tyrone Power on a trip to South America, Africa, and Europe.
In north star over my shoulder, bob buck tells of a life spent up and over the clouds, and of the wonderful places and marvelous people who have been a part of that life. In 1936 he flew nonstop from burbank, ohio, California, to Columbus, in a 90-horsepower Monocoupe to establish a world distance record for light airplanes.
North Star over My Shoulder: A Flying Life - He advised twa's president on the shift to jet planes; a world expert on weather and flight, Buck used a B-17G to chase thunderstorms worldwide as part of a TWA-Air Force research project during World War II, for which he was awarded the Air Medal as a civilian by President Truman. He joined transcontinental and western air t&wa as a copilot in 1937; when he retired thirty-seven years later, he had made more than 2, 000 Atlantic crossings -- and his role had progressed from such tasks as retracting a DC-2's landing gear with a cockpit-based hand pump to command of a wide-body 747.
Buck first flew in the 1920s, inspired by the exploits of Charles Lindbergh.
The Thinking Pilot's Flight Manual: Or, How to Survive Flying Little Airplanes and Have a Ball Doing ItRenaissance Aviation Publishing - In a provocative and sometimes controversial style, this guide starts where standard-issue flight training manuals leave off. And central america, and has been the executive director of a nonprofit conservation organization making use of aircraft and volunteer pilots throughout much of North America. The thinking pilot guides you deeply into topics that weren't taught in flight training-everything from how to really do a preflight, precautionary landings, through keeping your passengers happy, scud running, and how to survive a crash.
It includes a detailed introduction to flying floats, explodes myths, and classic airplanes; probes some of aviation's dirty little secrets, and presents the best, aerobatics, skis, most succinct guide to flying tailwheel airplanes ever written. Rick durden was once described as aviation's Renaissance Man.
The Thinking Pilot's Flight Manual: Or, How to Survive Flying Little Airplanes and Have a Ball Doing It - He is an airline transport-rated pilot with experience in some 200 types of airplanes, writer, safety counselor, a practicing aviation attorney who has been involved in hundreds of aircraft accident cases, flight instructor, aviation magazine editor, volunteer pilot in remote areas of the U. S.
Shane Comes HomeHarperCollins e-books - On march 21, 2003, while leading a rifle platoon into combat, Marine Lieutenant Shane Childers became the first combat fatality of the Iraq War. It is the story of an intelligent, wyoming, gifted soldier who embodied the soul of today's all-volunteer warrior class; of the town of Powell, which had taken Shane into its heart; and of the Marine detail sent to deliver the news to the Childers family and the extraordinary connection that formed between them.
At once an inspiring account of commitment to the military and a moving story of family and devotion, Shane Comes Home rises above politics to capture the life of a remarkable young man who came to symbolize the heart of America during a difficult time. In this gripping, beautifully written personal history, award-winning writer Rinker Buck chronicles Shane's death and his life, exploring its meaning for his family, his fellow soldiers, and the country itself.
Taildragger Tales: My Late-Blooming Romance with a Piper Cub and Her Younger SistersWarbird Books - About 11, 000 words 44 print pages. A delightful read for anyone who ever dreamed of becoming a pilot. Revised edition October 2012. In this short book, he tells how it was to have a flight instructor one-third his age, to practice spins and aerobatic turns in a Great Lakes biplane, and to have a close encounter with the National Defense Emergency of September 11, to make a leisurely tour around Lake Winnipesaukee and into his past, flies low and slow in New Jersey, to make a Sentimental Journey to the Pennsylvania airport where the Piper Cub first saw the light of day, 2001.
Taildragger Tales: My Late-Blooming Romance with a Piper Cub and Her Younger Sisters - Dan ford learned to fly at the age when most men are well into retirement. Updated 2015.
MEMORIES FROM MY LOGBOOK: A Bush Pilot's StoryBooklocker.com, Inc. - Some of the stories were sad, some were funny, and some were really scary. Many times i thought i would not make it, flying overloaded airplanes with the doors removed, external loads strapped to the floats, no navigational aids and totally alone in a vast wilderness with only my skills and determination to get me home.
After logging 4, and flying sometimes 16 hours a day, 000 flight hours, I actually became as one with the airplane. It took many hours, more than a few mishaps, and a lot of luck to reach this skill level. The stories in this book are recalled from reviewing the pages of my pilot's log book. Some flights were truly beautiful, as can only be experienced in the pristine Alaskan outback.
MEMORIES FROM MY LOGBOOK: A Bush Pilot's Story - I lived the adventure most people only dream about, and survived it to tell my tales. Flying in the alaskan wilderness is an entirely different skill set than the way most pilots are trained; flying to and from remote gravel bars on wheels, streams and lakes on floats, and ski operations in deep snow and horrific weather.
I was the airplane. Controlling the airplane was like scratching an itch, totally unconscious control inputs.
Mike Busch on Airplane Ownership Volume 1: What every aircraft owner needs to know about selecting, purchasing, insuring, maintaining, troubleshooting, modifying, and flying light airplanes- Mike busch on airplane Ownership is the much-awaited sequel to his previous books Manifesto and Engines. He discusses how to choose the right mechanic or shop and how to manage the maintenance they perform. He brings his refreshingly commonsense and often outside-the-box approach to every aspect of owning and operating a general aviation aircraft.
Volume 1 covers selecting, insuring, purchasing, and maintaining an aircraft. Busch emphasizes that it is the aircraft owner—not his mechanics—who bears the regulatory responsibility for airworthiness. He offers guidance about the all-important post-maintenance test flight, and how to deal with an owner’s worst nightmare: a mechanical breakdown far from home.
Mike Busch on Airplane Ownership Volume 1: What every aircraft owner needs to know about selecting, purchasing, insuring, maintaining, troubleshooting, modifying, and flying light airplanes - Volume 2 publication date christmas 2019 covers the rules and regulations that every aircraft owner needs to know but is often not taught. It offers guidance on how to fly safely and efficiently, including leaning techniques, air-speed and altitude selection, and more. Busch dissects the much-dreaded annual inspection, and how owners can keep it from spiraling out of control.
In this two-volume set, Busch distills his wisdom from his more than 50 years as an aircraft owner. It takes the reader on a guided tour through the various aircraft systems, discussing the operation, care and feeding of each one. The volume concludes with Busch’s thoughts about the future of owner-flown general aviation and where we’re headed.
If you own an aircraft or want to, these books will be an invaluable addition to your aviation library.
A Gift of WingsDell - Once again richard bach has written a masterpiece to help you touch that part of your home that is the sky. A gift for pilots, aviation afficionados, and anyone that loves to fly, this book captures the magic of life in all its limitless horizons. From the bestselling author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, comes an inspiring collection of short stories of being a pilot.
A Gift of Wings - With perfect insight, Richard Bach captures the true esssence of flying and the magic of being in the air. Philosophical and adventurous, each story will grab you and make you want to soar.
The Last Bush PilotsEALiterary Press - Moreover, mischievous tlingit indian Tonya Hunter, as wild and unpredictable as the land in which she lives, plays the two lovestruck cheechackos against each other. But the true villain of the story is Mother Nature herself. A fast-paced tale, thoroughly enjoyed. John wegg, editor airways magazine"Eric paints pictures with words that are every bit as beautiful and moving as anything ever drawn or photographed.
Alaska's notoriously fickle weather and rugged terrain take on a life of its own. Can the two cheechackos survive her relentless onslaught and launch their fledgeling airline careers?"Airline Captain, popular blogger and author Eric Auxier brings his former Alaska bush flying experience to life in his second novel, "The Last Bush Pilots.
The Last Bush Pilots - The award-winning "Code Name: Dodger" is his first. Eric auxier is the next Tom Clancy of Aviation. Tawni waters, "beauty of the broken;" "siren song;" grand prize recipient, Author, Top Travel Writers 2010 "I flew through The Last Bush Pilots in one sitting, keeping my seatbelt securely fastened. As the two cheechackos, they are also roped into Crash and Ralph's hare-brained scheme, learn the ropes, or greenhorns, Operation Dirty Harry.
Amazon top 100--new novels 2013"you won't want to put it down while the midnight sun still shines!"--airways magazine"mayday, daniel "dc" Alva, MADAY! I'M GOING DOWN, I'M GOING D--" Two young pilots, and Allen David Foley, take on the world's most dangerous flying: the Alaskan bush. Aviationguy. Com.