Solo

Solo

My Adventures in the Air

eBook - 2006
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When Clyde Edgerton was four years old, his mother took him to the local airport to see the planes. For Edgerton, it was love at first sight. Eighteen years later, she would take him to the same airport to catch a flight to Texas for Air Force pilot training. In Solo, Edgerton tells the story of his lifelong love affair with flying, from his childlike wonder to his job as a fighter pilot flying reconnaissance over the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Now, nearly thirty-five years after the war in Vietnam, he looks back at his youthful passion for flying, at the joy he took in mastering it, at the exhilarationand lingering anguishof combat flying. It is a story told with empathy and humorand with searing honesty that will resonate with every pilot who remembers the first takeoff, the first landing, the first solo. For the nonpilots who always choose the window seat, it's a thrilling story to live vicariously.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2006, c2005
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781565128361
1565128362
9781565125469
1565125460
Characteristics: 1 online resource (276 p.)

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