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Solo: my adventures in the air

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Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill,
Pub. Date:
[2005]
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
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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 exhilaration--and lingering anguish--of combat flying. It is a story told with empathy and humor--and 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.

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display_descriptionWhen Clyde Edgerton was four years old, his mother took him to the local airport to see the planes. For the boy, 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. 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, decades after the Vietnam War, he looks back at his youthful passion for flying, at the joy he took in mastering it, at the exhilaration-and lingering anguish-of combat aviation. It is a story that will resonate with every pilot who remembers their first takeoff, first landing, and first solo flight, or any passenger who has marveled at a journey through the sky.
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subject_facetAir pilots -- United States -- Biography
Air pilots, Military -- United States -- Biography
Autobiographies
Biographies
Electronic books
Novelists -- United States -- Biography
Novelists, American -- Biography
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Aerial operations, American
title_displaySolo : my adventures in the air
title_fullSolo : my adventures in the air / Clyde Edgerton
Solo : my adventures in the air [electronic resource] / Clyde Edgerton
title_shortSolo
title_submy adventures in the air
topic_facetAerial operations, American
Air pilots
Air pilots, Military
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Novelists
Novelists, American
Vietnam War, 1961-1975