Buck, the embodiment of commercial aviation in America, recounts his thrilling life in flight in this exhilarating volume, hailed as "absolutely brilliant" by the former director of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.Buck, the embodiment of commercial aviation in America, recounts his thrilling life in flight in this exhilarating volume, hailed as "absolutely brilliant" by the former director of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.Read Less
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The story of a pilot that started flying in biplanes and finishes his career as the captain of a 747 on trans Atlantic flights
Jun 30, 2007
A personal, excellent history of aviation
Bob Buck was a huge part of America's aviation history. As a 15-year-old he taught himself to fly gliders (by building one), then set land/speed records at 16 and 17 that still stand. He was hired by TWA as a pilot at 18, rose to head pilot, and became one of the foremost weather experts -- all self-taught. This is not a "hey, aren't I great" book, the Bob's view of sharing his adventures. His writing is witty, and full of the joy of flying. He is a great storyteller. An absolute must-read.
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