Flight of Passage: A True Story

Flight of Passage: A True Story

by Rinker Buck


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Flight of Passage: A True Story by Rinker Buck

Writer Rinker Buck looks back more than 30 years to a summer when he and his brother, at ages 15 and 17 respectively, became the youngest duo to fly across America, from New Jersey to California. Having grown up in an aviation family, the two boys bought an old Piper Cub, restored it themselves, and set out on the grand journey. Buck is a great storyteller, and once you get airborne with the boys you find yourself absorbed in a story of adventure and family drama. And Flight of Passage is also an affecting look back to the summer of 1966, when the times seemed much less cynical and adventures much more enjoyable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786883158
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 06/14/1998
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 167,900
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)
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: A True Story 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
FlightJunkie More than 1 year ago
This book is truely amazing! I just read it and thought it was one of the best books I have ever read. I love planes, but don't understand everything about them. I completly understood this book. Just so you know I am 14, if that means anything.
Airplanepilot More than 1 year ago
Great book for aviation enthusiasts!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. If you like aviation stories and true life adventure (books like this are hard to find) you'll love this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has to be the best book I have ever read. It took me back to the 60's where I was too little at the time to remember this. My dad would occasionally mention their feat when he would give me my flying lessons in the 70's. Now I know what he was talking about. This book makes me ache for the past and what I could have done with my own father if I had known what joy aviation could bring. Instead I was a typical teenager...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rinker Buck has created one of the most vividly told stories of all time. When you finish the book, you will feel like you accomplished this huge endeavor with them, sitting right in the cockpit of their Piper Cub. It makes you want to go buy a Cub and fly the same route as Kern and Rinker Buck. Do not hesitate to buy this book...It is one book that you feel you can read for a second or third time and still feel that sensation of accomplishment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. Very vivid and exciting book of two young boys traveling across america in a small Piper PA-11 (N # - N4971H). Would recomend this book to anyone that is interested in aviation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rinker Buck is a great story teller with a fine ear for the language of boys and their outlook on the world and themselves. He will draw you into his adventure and leave you feeling that you've experienced it with him.