Flight of Passage: A True Story

Flight of Passage: A True Story

by Rinker Buck

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ISBN-13: 9781401305772
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 03/05/2013
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 210,868
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Rinker Buck began his career as a reporter for The Berkshire Eagle in western Massachusetts. He then worked for New York, Life, and Adweek magazines, and his articles and columns have appeared in numerous national magazines and newspapers. Flight of Passage is his first book. He and his wife, Amelia de Neergaard, live with their two daughters in Cornwall, Connecticut.

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Flight of Passage 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the kind of adventure story that should be read by fathers to their tweenagers (11 and 12 year olds) It verifies that teenagers who work hard, with a goal that seems just a bit out of reach, can in fact rise up to the goal and achieve even more than they expected. Rink and Kern found life long friendships, deep respect for each other and their family and the one thing that has vanished in the last 50 years, an that is self reliance! No GPS on board navigation to find your way to the next airport, coffee bar or 4 star hotel in this story. No celebrity endorsed, energy drink sponsored funding for the Buck brothers. Every mile in the air, every drop of oil, gas and paint, every aching muscle, bruise and headache were paid for from their own earnings and desire to succeed. Flight of Passage is not only a great narrative of two brother's summer adventure, it's a map of how to navigate through life! I loved this book and I say thank you Rinker for sharing your story of frustration, perseverance and joyful elation with me and anyone else who takes the time to read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book brings to mind my youth, coming of age in the mid- 20th century, amidst the Eisenhower and Kennedy years, as the author and his older brother dealt with their fanatical father, living in a large family, and preparing and flying an antique Piper Cub from coast - to - coast and back again. Reading about the Buck brothers exploits and courageous adventure made me want to be young again, and learn to fly!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read for the aviation enthusiast.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well told story of two young teens flying across the country. What is now unheard of these kids made one heck of a journey which would today probably be unlawful.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
If you love to fly, love old planes, or if you grew up loving the sight and sound of crop dusters weaving over your house as the worked - this is a great book. It's about more than two boys' adventure cross-country. It gives a look into an era and a unique culture.