Wings Over Illinois

Wings Over Illinois

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Wings over Illinois recounts World War II veteran Arthur Abneya€™s illustrious aviation career, effectively documenting a span in our own nationa€™s history from the vantage of the skies. Abney describes a lifetime of experience, from his time as an eager young pilot with the Flying Egyptians to his tour of service during World War II, his years with the Illinois Department of Aeronautics, American Airlines, and the Southern Illinois University Aviation Management and Flight program. Abney introduces readers to hangar flyinga€”exciting end-of-day flight tales told in the hangara€”with sixty stories provided by military and civilian airmen from across the country. Included are such accounts as a 1943 bombing squadron assignment over Saipan in a typhoon, an engine freeze on takeoff during a solo training flight, a white-knuckle Bermuda Triangle flight, and a power failure on a homebuilt aircraft. Complementing Abneya€™s own experiences, these stories offer insights into the split-second decision making necessary to resolve problems in the air. In this fascinating autobiography Abney takes readers on a journey through nearly seven decades of a life in aviation.The third and hopefully the last hairy experience was in a Cessna 310. ... Cessnaa#39;s manual states that to land on hard surface with the mains down (we hoped but no way of knowing for sure), put the partial flap and both mixtures in the shut-offanbsp;...

Title:Wings Over Illinois
Author:Gene Abney
Publisher:SIU Press - 2007-09-04


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