Tales from the Wild Blue Yonder Taking Mexico Flying

Author: John Quinn Olson
Publisher: Dust Devil Press
ISBN: 9780982070345
Release Date: 2009-11-01
Genre: Fiction

Welcome to the adventures and misadventures from a quarter century of hang gliding and travel. Huck yourself off cliffs, soar into the Wild Blue, and land where no human has landed before, all from the comfort and safety of your easy chair. Visit exotic lands and foreign skies, experience the thrill of foot-launched human flight and never even risk your neck. Come along with a wild cast of characters, who fly like their lives depend upon it. Realize mankind's most ancient dream, FLY WITH THE BIRDS!

Tales from the Wild Blue Yonder Recipes for Disaster

Author: John Q. Olson
Publisher: Dust Devil Press
ISBN: 9780982070321
Release Date: 2007-09-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Welcome to the adventures and misadventures from a quarter century of hang gliding and travel. Huck yourself off cliffs, soar into the Wild Blue, and land where no human has landed before, all from the comfort and safety of your easy chair. Visit exotic lands and foreign skies, experience the thrill of foot-launched human flight and never even risk your neck. Come along with a wild cast of characters, who fly like their lives depend upon it. Realize mankind's most ancient dream, FLY WITH THE BIRDS!

Into the Wild Blue Yonder

Author: Allan T. Stein
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1585443867
Release Date: 2005-02-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Annotation "Allan T. Stein idolized his uncle, a pilot in the Great War. So in 1943, in the midst of the Second World War, he left Texas A & M University for Lackland Air Field to learn to fly. By the time he retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1969, Stein had flown everything from BT-13s and B-24s to B-52s and C-47s. During World War II, he flew missions over China and the Sea of Japan, and by V-J Day, he had participated in eight campaigns and logged 347 hours in combat. Stein later spent one year in Vietnam as operations officer for the 360 TEWS (Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron), which used refitted C-47s to monitor and locate Vietcong units. He ended his career as inspector general of the Civil Air Patrol." "Stein considers himself to have been an ordinary airman, not a hero. But he was also a seasoned pilot and a conscientious officer with a strong sense of right and wrong. After a young pilot he had certified died in an accident, Stein made it a practice to fail all but the best candidates. He was just as disgusted with the corruption he encountered in the Civil Air Patrol as he was with the tendentious reporters he met in Saigon's Hotel Caravelle." "Although he met his share of cowards and scoundrels, Stein loved to fly and he loved the air force. He was the sort of officer his superiors trusted not to make mistakes, but he was not the sort to rise to high rank. What he offers here is an account of a typical career as an air force officer, complete with its frustrations, moral dilemmas, and the occasional harrowing experience."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Das wilde Buch

Author: Juan Villoro
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783446247093
Release Date: 2014-09-29
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Mit Büchern kann der 13-jährige Juan wenig anfangen, bis er die Sommerferien bei seinem buchvernarrten Onkel Tito verbringt. Der lebt in einer gigantischen Bibliothek und er hat gleich einen Auftrag für Juan: Er soll das wilde Buch finden, ein rebellisches Buch, das sich dem Gelesenwerden widersetzt und lange von niemandem gefunden werden konnte. Juan lässt sich auf das Abenteuer ein. Zwischen sonderbaren Buchtypen entdeckt er die tollsten Geschichten – nur das wilde Buch nicht. Erst als er seine erste Liebe, die Apothekerstochter, von der Magie der Bücher überzeugt und eine Verbindung zum echten Leben herstellt, offenbart es sich ... Ein fantasievolles Jugendbuch über die Liebe zum Lesen.

Nobodies to Somebodies

Author: Peter Han
Publisher: Portfolio Trade
ISBN: IND:30000107614715
Release Date: 2006-04-25
Genre: Business & Economics

Draws on the lessons learned by the author in his quest to discover how professionals find long-term meaning in their work, identifying fourteen key value systems as imparted by such figures as former senator Bill Bradley, actor John Lithgow, writer Tom Clancy, and others. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Aviation News

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105133520937
Release Date: 2008-01
Genre: Aeronautics


On final approach

Author: Byrd H. Granger
Publisher: Falconer Pub
ISBN: WISC:89059463356
Release Date: 1991-08
Genre: History