The Battling Pilot

The Battling Pilot

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by L. Ron Hubbard, Cheryl Bernstein, Corey Burton, R.F. Daley
     
 

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Pilot Pete England used to think there was nothing more exciting in the world than flying off into the wild blue yonder. But lately the blue yonder hasn’t been wild at all . . . it’s been downright dull. Pete’s like a jaded Clark Gable who’s hungry for adventure—and he’s about to get his fill.

Pete has fallen into a rut,

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Pilot Pete England used to think there was nothing more exciting in the world than flying off into the wild blue yonder. But lately the blue yonder hasn’t been wild at all . . . it’s been downright dull. Pete’s like a jaded Clark Gable who’s hungry for adventure—and he’s about to get his fill.

Pete has fallen into a rut, flying the same route—New York to D.C.—with the same passengers, day after day after day. He might as well be driving a bus . . . until “her highness” climbs aboard. Apparently a princess, she’s the Carole Lombard to Pete’s Clark Gable, and for one flight, she’s bought up every ticket on the plane.

Once Pete gets her into the air, the action heats up fast. He learns that the lady is at the center of some international intrigue that could turn the tide of war . . . and now a mysterious plane is on their tail, bent on shooting them out of the sky. But that’s the least of Pete’s concerns. There’s more to this princess than meets the eye, and falling in love with her could turn out to be the greatest flight risk of all.

As a barnstorming pilot in the early days of aviation, Hubbard was dubbed “Flash” Hubbard by the aviation magazines of the day. Expanding his knowledge even more, he visited Boeing in Seattle where the president and chief engineer gave him an inside look at their test pilot program. His unique and pioneering insight of flight streaks across the page in novels like The Battling Pilot.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592122967
Publisher:
Galaxy Press, LLC
Publication date:
06/21/2012
Series:
Stories from the Golden Age
Edition description:
First Edition, Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.60(d)

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With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 230 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time. As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the 1930s and '40s, he is further among the most influential authors of the modern age. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to L. Ron Hubbard.

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The Battling Pilot 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
tomjohnson1940 More than 1 year ago
“Hubbard Is A Master Story Teller.” Pete England flies for the ACA fleet on the Washington to New York run, and complains it’s the same thing every day, and he knows every farm house and bush along the way. And then, one day that all changes. First, he’s assigned a new copilot, Tom Duffy, and then his regular passengers are left standing while a beautiful young princess and her companion, the elderly Louise are escorted on the plane. They will be his only passengers on this run. Things start going from bad to worse when another plane forces them down, and Princess Maritza and Louise are taken prisoner, along with Pete and Duffy. This was another great action story by the author, this time even with an air fight over US soil. A storyteller of many genres, the author is a master of action and great characters. The story was originally published in March 1937 issue of FIVE-NOVELS magazine. Highly recommended for aviation fans, and lovers of great story telling adventure.
BruceD More than 1 year ago
This is a very fun and authentic performance of the pulp era fiction. Full of action and authentic sound effect. Very captivating and fun when commuting.