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(America from the Air: An Aviator's Story.pdf) I am no helmeted begoggled hero of the skies picture me bookish bespectacled unable to hold even a teacup without rattling it As a pilot I am merely an amateur and I know it I shouldn t be talking But I can t help talking For you take the air the thin substanceless air that can be made to bear a man you take America and you take an airplane which of all the works of man is the nearest to a living being you take those things and mix them up and they will act as a drug which will knock all proper reticence right out of you And so here I go talking from i America from the Air i br br In Charles Lindbergh made his historic solo flight across the Atlantic Amelia Earhart became the first woman to do so in And so was born the golden age of flying Aviators became the era s new heroes and the airplane its icon In early s Chicago a German born graduate student became fascinated by the airplane and its usefulness as a great geographic and sociological tool Wolfgang Langewiesche sold his car and used his meager salary to pay for flying lessons at cents a minute br br With the same passion America had taken to the road a decade earlier Langewiesche took to the air He eagerly inhaled the landscape and breathed observations about the country writing a series of books that describe the heady excitement and freedom of flight and the stunning views of his adopted country from an entirely new vantage point the sky This new edited volume revives the writings from two of his now out of print books i America from the Air i draws from Langewiesche s classic account of his early experiences as a pilot i I ll Take the High Road i first published in and praised by the i New York Times i as a stirring and revealing story told with sensitiveness and lucidity and with the warmth of a modest personal charm and selections from his memoir i A Flier s World i to create a distinctive book that provides a pioneering look at the American landscape as seen from the cockpit of a light plane Langewiesche s photographs from his cross country flights circa evoke the era br br Wolfgang Langewiesche is revered among pilots for his flying primer i Stick and Rudder i currently in its seventieth printing Considered the bible of aviation it tells us the how of flying i America from the Air i tells us the why Here his descriptions of the country offer unique perspectives on New England the Midwest and the Atlantic Coast from Virginia to Key West at a time before the country was paved over by multilane expressways suburban tract housing and strip malls His bird s eye view of America takes in small farms deserted seashores busy railway lines and cities in which skyscrapers were still engineering marvels With the keen eye of a surveyor and an uncommon talent for conveying the physical sensation of flying he describes landscape in all its beauty and detail as it rolls out beneath him unveiling its mysteries Langewiesche is revealed here as an infectiously enthusiastic aviator and an unrivaled observer of the American landscape In a new foreword Langewiesche s son writer William Langewiesche describes his father s love of the view from above Hokanson and Kratz s introduction and biography update the reader incorporating stories gleaned from recent interviews with the authorDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming America from the Air: An Aviator's Story books for multiple devices.

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