Book Review 3: Doolittle

I COULD NEVER BE SO LUCKY AGAIN, BY GENERAL JAMES H. DOOLITTLE, USAF (Ret) and Colonel Carroll V. Glines This is one of those rare literary pairings, where the top man in one field collaborates on his autobiography with a top man in another field. “Jimmy” Doolittle is regarded by everyone as a seminal figure in ...

Book Review 3: Bader

REACH FOR THE SKY: The Story of Douglas Bader, Legless Ace of the Battle of Britain By Paul Brickhill Original Printing: Collins, London, 1954; Bluejacket Books, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, 2001 Group Captain Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader, KBE, DSO, DFC, was an inspiration to his nation for decades. The story of the cocky young fighter pilot who lost ...

Book Review 2: Galland

THE FIRST AND THE LAST The Rise and Fall of the German Fighter Forces, 1938-1945 BY ADOLPH GALLAND First U.S. Edition, 1954 Henry Holt & Company, New York It is difficult to overstate the tremendous impression made on aviation history buffs when the first copies of Adolph Galland’s The First and the Last became available in the ...

Book Reviews: Airships

This is the start of a new series, going back to reviews of great books published some time ago: THE AIRSHIP EXPERIENCE By Hans von Schiller, “Ducky” Ward, Charles Mills, C.E. Aldrich and Lundi Moore Atlantis Productions & Airship International Press, 2004, $24.95 And HINDENBURG: THE WRONG PAINT ; HYDROGEN, THE RIGHT FUEL By Richard G. Van Treuren with Dr. Addison ...

My Grandson Walt Coleman Solos on August 21st

My 17 year old Grandson Walt Coleman soloed last night at the Leesburg Airport in a Cessna 172. His landings were perfect and he said he had not been scared. He wore a big grin for the rest of the night! I'm going to try to attach some photos to this, let's see if it works ...