Ely Air Lines: Select Stories from 10 Years of a Weekly Column: Volume 1 of 2

Ely Air Lines: Select Stories from 10 Years of a Weekly Column: Volume 1 of 2


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Ely Air Lines is a 2-volume set of 100 stories from the first 10 years of a weekly column by Mike and Linda Ely. Based in Liberty, Texas, the Elys fly and share stories from around the world. Buckle up and fly with Mike and Linda to discover amazing people, interesting places, and the conquest of flight.

Since 2007, readers have enjoyed engaging articles weekly in the newspaper column, Ely Air Lines. Now you, too, can step aboard to enjoy a collection of stories that explore the vast realm of the flyer's world. (Volume 1 of 2)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947677029
Publisher: Paper Airplane Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 01/29/2020
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Mike has logged many thousands of hours over more than forty years as a professional pilot. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with multiple type ratings and a Flight Instructor certificate. Mike has taught people to fly in small single engine airplanes and gliders, and several types of turboprops and corporate jets. As a freight pilot and an international corporate pilot, he has flown through all kinds of weather, to many places, both exotic and boring. His love for writing was instilled by his father at an early age.

Linda Street-Ely is an award-winning author and has written several books and hundreds of articles. She holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate, along with a tailwheel endorsement and commercial seaplane certificate. She has air raced all over the U.S. since 2007, including four times in the historic Air Race Classic. Together, Linda and Mike are "Team Ely," five-time National Champions of the Sport Air Racing League, racing their Grumman Cheetah, named the "Elyminator," and dubbed "The Fastest Cheetah in the Known Universe." Besides flying, she loves to travel the world, meet people, and learn about other cultures.

Table of Contents

How Flying Stories Happen: An Dedication


1. About Flying

2. Who We Are, How We Got Here

3. Firsts

4. Liberty Airport's Humble Beginnings

5. Airplanes, Adventure, and All That Grabein Jazz

6. David Rogers - Never Mind the Photos, I've Gone Flying

7. M & M Air Service

8. Lauren Jones, Young Aviatrix

9. Jed Keck, A Lucky Guy

10. The Ace

11. The Life o'Riley

12. Josh Sullivan, Lifted and Gifted

13. Steve Fingerhut, Fighting the Good Fight

14. Charlie Sisk, on Business, Aviation, and Life

15. A Life Saved, Thanks to an Airport

16. Police Chiefs

17. Peruvian Lights

18. Small Airports Give Life

19. Riding the Thermals

20. Gypsy Week

21. Island Hopping

22. The Honeymoon

23. A Cub and a Moth

24. Fall Foliage Flying Tour

25. Skyway Gypsies

26. Landing on Memory Lane

27. Santa's Helpers

28. Inky and Stinky

29. Earthquake

30. Spinning Prop Yarns

31. Allan Chambers' Letters Home

32. J.P. and the Collings Foundation - The Seat Still Fits

33. Leadership

34: The Grandfather: Lawrence Dewey Bonbrake, Airplane Designer and Builder

35: The Grandson: Lance Borden, Radio Man

36. Hanoi Taxi

37. Plages Sombres

38. Two

39. The Real Rosie the Riveter

40. A Picture of Courage

41. AnnElise Bennet and The Man Trophy

42. Sunshine and Handstands

43. A Gift

44. Okie Derby

45. Rocket Man

46. Life's Disappointments Can't Keep a Good Man Down

47. Sign Me Up!

48. The Road to Nome

49. Before Us, They Were

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