In the Cockpit with Barron Hilton

In the Cockpit with Barron Hilton

by Di Freeze

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In the Cockpit with Barron Hilton by Di Freeze

Barron Hilton, the subject of the fourth book in the Passion for Flight series, is the retired chairman, president, and CEO of Hilton Hotels Corporation. He became fascinated by aviation when he was a child and learned to fly when he was 17. Regarded by many as the “patron saint” of sport aviation, his involvement includes founding the Hilton Cup, an international soaring competition, and sponsoring Earthwinds Hilton and Global Hilton, both efforts to circumnavigate the earth in a manned balloon. He received the Gold Air Medal of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in 2009 and was inducted into the International Air & Space Hall of Fame in 2012 for his lifetime support of aviation. He owns a Cessna Citation V Ultra, a restored Beech Staggerwing, a vintage Bull Stearman, a Bellanca Super Decathlon, five gliders, two tow planes, three hot air balloons — and until recently — an Extra 300 and an MD 500-E helicopter. Before he retired from the cockpit in 2012, he flew them all.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148439974
Publisher: Freeze Time Media
Publication date: 10/25/2013
Series: Passion for Flight , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Di Freeze interviewed many of the world's best known aviators during nearly a decade as editor in chief of a national aviation publication. Those biographies and others form "Passion for Flight," a digital and print series of short biographies regarding notable pilots who inspire young and old alike to take to the skies.

The founder of Freeze Time Media, Di co-wrote and published "From the Ground Up: From the Tractor to the Trailer," the autobiography of Colorado aviation sales pioneer Talmage E. Miller. She has also edited self-help, fiction and children's books, and recently began offering print and ebook formatting and publishing services.

Di lives in Denver with her husband John and their four rescued shih tzus, who are the subject of www.SameShihTzuDifferentDay.com.

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