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

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Dan Ford learned to fly at the age when most men are well into retirement. In this short book, he tells how it was to have a flight instructor one-third his age, makes a Sentimental Journey to the Pennsylvania airport where the Piper Cub first saw the light of day, practices spins and aerobatic turns in a Great Lakes biplane, flies low and slow in New Jersey, makes a leisurely tour around Lake Winnipesaukee and into his past, and has a close encounter with the National Defense Emergency of September 11, 2001. A ...
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Taildragger Tales: My Late-Blooming Romance with a Piper Cub and Her Younger Sisters

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Overview

Dan Ford learned to fly at the age when most men are well into retirement. In this short book, he tells how it was to have a flight instructor one-third his age, makes a Sentimental Journey to the Pennsylvania airport where the Piper Cub first saw the light of day, practices spins and aerobatic turns in a Great Lakes biplane, flies low and slow in New Jersey, makes a leisurely tour around Lake Winnipesaukee and into his past, and has a close encounter with the National Defense Emergency of September 11, 2001. A delightful read for anyone who ever dreamed of becoming a pilot. About 11,000 words (44 print pages).
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015889475
  • Publisher: Warbird Books
  • Publication date: 12/31/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 634,690
  • File size: 652 KB

Meet 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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  • Posted December 4, 2012

    a fondness for the yellow bird

    When I was a lad, flight lessons were eight dollars an hour, or as much money as I earned in an eight-hour day clerking at the First National store or building summer camps for tourists. So it was a very long time before I actually learned to fly, in a 1944 L-4 Piper Cub built for the Massachusetts National Guard. That started me on a wonderful adventure with Cubs, a Great Lakes aerobatic plane, and an Aviat Husky--taildraggers all! Here is the story of the planes I flew, the places I visited, and the stunts I survived. Blue skies! -- Dan Ford

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