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In Love With Flying - Ken Ford

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Old August 12th 07, 02:58 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Hello pilots. My father, who spent 50 years flying gliders and light
aircraft, has written and self-published a nice little book about his
years in the air. He's disappointed with the anemic sales of the book
at the moment and i thought that maybe the soaring community at large
might know of small airport shops which might be interested in
carrying a book or two. If anyone has any information, please pass it
along to me at .

The book is available at
http://www.hbarpress.com , through Amazon or
Barnes & Noble, or can be ordered through your local bookstore.


Here's the back-cover blurb about the book:

Flying With and Without an Engine

In this memoir, Kenneth Ford provides tales from his own fifty years
of flying light airplanes and gliders, and he profiles various
aviators he has met along the way, people who impressed him with their
passion for flying and who brought a special style to their love
affair with flying.

This book is for anyone of any age who is thinking about becoming a
pilot, or is already one, or who just appreciates the romance of the
air. It's more than a collection of anecdotes. Ford is a teacher, and
here you will learn, in non-technical language, about the kinds of
lift that keep gliders aloft, the differences between tricycle-gear
planes and "tail draggers," the art of landing in a crosswind, how
pilots get from A to B, and more.

About the Author

Kenneth Ford is a retired physicist who, for fifty years, pursued
flying as an avocation (and for practical ends). By his count, he has
flown 55 different models of aircraft, some with one engine, some with
none; carried nearly 700 different people as passengers; and landed in
more than 450 different places, from New York La Guardia and Chicago
O'Hare to dirt strips and a few pastures in the west. His other books
include The Quantum World: Quantum Physics for Everyone (Harvard
University Press, 2004).


Thanks for reading this, and my apologies for the blatant marketing
aspect of this message, but i do think that it's a good book. People
just need to know about it.

Adam Ford


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