Escape to the Sky

ISBN-10: 1479722421
ISBN-13: 9781479722426
Authors: Donald E. Fink
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It is 1936, and BEN FINDLAY, a 16-year-old Michigan farm boy, wanders to a local airport to escape his abusive father. Ben meets BRICE, a crusty flight instructor and veteran pilot with the U. S. Army Air Corps in the 1914-1918 Great War, who teaches Ben to fly in a bi-wing, open-cockpit Stearman trainer. Ben quickly masters advanced maneuvers, including aerial combat tactics, and is recruited to fly for Spain s Republican Air Force in that country s bloody civil war. Ben slips away from home before his eighteenth birthday, and after additional combat training, sails for Barcelona, Spain. Thus begins an adventure filled odyssey that sweeps Ben from Spain to England and into the early days…    

Author bio:

Donald E. Fink, Jr., a native of Michigan, attended high school in Minnesota and earned a Bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. He learned to fly at the age of fifteen and, after receiving a commission through the University's AFROTC program, served four years in the U. S. Air Force, including three years with NATO in France. After completing his Air Force active duty commitment, he joined the McGraw-Hill Companies in New York City and started a 35-year career with "Aviation Week & Space Technology Magazine." He had assignments in Aviation Week bureaus in New York; Washington, DC; Geneva, Switzerland; Paris, France; Los Angeles, and finally New York. He was named…    


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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Xlibris Corporation LLC Number of pages: 340 Dimensions: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall Weight: 1.386 lbs. Language: English