When Flying Was Fun!

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When Flying Was Fun! is an autobiographical collection of aviation anecdotes covering four decades of flying, starting with the sixties. These humorous and sometimes poignant stories are told from a first person perspective by the author, who was a naval aviator during the Vietnam War and spent over thirty years as an airline pilot with United Airlines. These memoirs relate to those days when pilots actually flew airplanes, before the days of "glass cockpits" and computer-operated flights. Those were the days ...

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Overview

When Flying Was Fun! is an autobiographical collection of aviation anecdotes covering four decades of flying, starting with the sixties. These humorous and sometimes poignant stories are told from a first person perspective by the author, who was a naval aviator during the Vietnam War and spent over thirty years as an airline pilot with United Airlines. These memoirs relate to those days when pilots actually flew airplanes, before the days of "glass cockpits" and computer-operated flights. Those were the days when passengers dressed up in their Sunday finest for a trip to the airport to go on a flight that would take them on the adventure of their lives! This was a time when airline pilots and flight attendants looked and felt sharp as they strode to their airplanes with pride in their uniforms and the feeling that they truly were part of the most glamorous profession in America.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781424164073
  • Publisher: America Star Books
  • Publication date: 1/15/2007
  • Pages: 394
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2008

    A fun read!

    As an airline pilot myself, I have found Mr. Eads book pure reading pleasure. I chuckled through each chapter. Any pilot would enjoy it, but be careful not to let your wife read it, because she will find out how much fun we have as 'aviation professionals!'

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