Growing up in the 1930s, when aviation was just beginning to soar to new heights, Arnold D. Seligman also found himself wanting to take to the sky. Whether it was building model airplanes in his youth-once smoking out his mother's kitchen while testing a small engine-or flying over Louisville, Kentucky, to deliver traffic conditions for Airview Two, his fascination with airplanes and the marvel of flight never wavered.
Being a pilot can be one of the most exhilarating experiences in the world. But as Seligman recounts, it can also be the scariest when the unexpected happens. Updrafts, navigation errors, and even engine failure requiring an emergency landing are all challenges he's faced and triumphantly conquered. In addition to humorous and harrowing personal tales, readers will gain insight into airplane models, maintenance, and purchasing processes.
Come Fly with Me is an inspiring autobiography chronicling the many highs and lows a pilot can face. With three pilot ratings-commercial, instrument, and multiengine-to his name and more than 3,200 hours of flight time, Seligman expertly imparts his lifetime of experience to the next generation of flyers and aviation aficionados.
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About the Author
Arnold D. Seligman is a jack-of-all-trades. He grew up loving music-playing the cello, french horn, and bass fiddle in various bands-and earned bachelor's and master's degrees in music education, as well as a PhD in education. For nineteen years, he taught band and orchestra in public schools.
Seligman flew his first airplane at seventeen, a 1946 Taylorcraft, and was one of the original builders of the first T-hangars at Bowman Field in Louisville, Kentucky. He was a Skyview One pilot for traffic reports and photographic work. With more than 3,200 hours of flight time, he's earned commercial, instrument, and multiengine pilot ratings.
Additionally, Seligman has been a mason, Kentucky Colonel, restaurant owner, regional vice president for A. L. Williams Co., and a deacon. He is the proud father of two daughters and a son. Of all his accomplishments, his unyielding faith in God is his greatest endeavor.