Flying Through Time

Flying Through Time

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The legendary Boeing Stearman biplane was the primary trainer aircraft for tens of thousands of America's pilots during World War II. For most of them, the Stearman was the first airplane they flew in the series of increasingly larger, faster, and more dangerous planes with which they fought the war. Like many firsts, these flights in the Stearman and the adventures that followed proved to be unforgettable. Flying through Time is the story of these experiences, told within the framework of the author's own challenging flight retracing the wartime journeys of his plane - a restored 1941 Stearman. Twice crossing the country and touching down on each of the eight bases at which it served, Doyle recounts the uncertainties of piloting a sixty-year-old biplane almost 8, 000 miles, as well as his experiences in meeting, talking to, and flying with the men who piloted a Stearman and went on to fight the war.I make adjustments, and the bomb strikes, which appear as little red laser pinpoints on the moving map, reveal that today I have killed many fish by salvoing my bomb load into the ocean. Bill demonstrates the proper technique, neatly walking a stick of ... he laughs. aquot;Part of their diorama showed the German way, where they bombed indiscriminately.aquot; The kids won the district and the state championship. Okay, so these kids never heard of Dresden and Hamburg 104 Flying through Time.

Title:Flying Through Time
Author:James M. Doyle
Publisher:Potomac Books, Inc. - 2003


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