A few years ago, Mike Dennis shared his philosophy of writing with me. It seems he felt the main reason for telling a story was to bring forth one from…
Our reviews of interesting aviation literature.
"I’m not sure I’d ever experienced a “driveway moment” until the day I was listening to an interview with Mary Jennings Hegar, the author of “Shoot Like a Girl”."
"If you’ve never heard the name “William Langewiesche”, you’ve been missing out on something. You’ve been missing the work of a very fine writer."
"I love this book. I will read it again when I can slowly savor the words and descriptions, and revisit those scenes Mr. Arnold has painted in my imagination."
"I was enthralled".
Lamb’s Swordfish was the last aircraft to be recovered on HMS Courageous. He hops out of his aircraft and makes his way to the mess hall, looking forward to a drink with his pals. He never makes it. The carrier is sunk and before long Lamb finds himself floating in the sea.
I’ve decided to do something about this reading deficit among my flying brethren. For one thing, I’m going to “plug” some aviation classics to the readers of the Tailwheeler’s Journal.
I attended the Reno Air Races back in September of 2008. It was fun wandering about the ramp without having to worry about what time to fly and how the…
Tailwheeler’s Journal #5: School for Perfection Many years ago a writer created tremendous excitement with a bestselling book. The book was “Jonathon Livingston Seagull” and the writer was Richard Bach.…