New book prompts search for Wright factory workers’ descendants

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DAYTON, Ohio — The National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) will use the launch of a new book about the Wright brothers to connect with descendants of the Wright Company’s factory workers.

NAHA is inviting descendants of men and women who worked in one of the two factory buildings to attend the launch of the new book by Timothy R. Gaffney, The Dayton Flight Factory, at Books and Co. at the Greene at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2.

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New children’s book published

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New to bookshelves this spring is “Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse,” a suspenseful yet inspiring story of a little mouse who conquered a big challenge.

An avid reader, this mouse learned about and then longed to find the distant land called, America. In order to do so he had to survive mousetraps, cats, owls, humans and best of all gravity.

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New book: Area 51 – Black Jets

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Area 51, until recently, was the worst-kept U.S. government secret. We all knew it existed, but the mystery of the place remained, and still does.

Bill Yenne’s book, “Area 51 Black Jets – A History of the Aircraft Developed at Groom Lake, America’s Secret Aviation Base,” does much to unveil the mystery.

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Managing Risk: Best Practices for Pilots

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Now available from ASA is “Managing Risk: Best Practices for Pilots,” which uses actual aircraft accident examples, statistics, aviation safety studies, and the authors’ more than 60 years of combined experience as pilots and flight safety educators to document and describe the 10 most significant accident threat categories, and shed light on the applicable human-factor issues that make pilots vulnerable to them.

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‘Swamp Eagles’ published

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Deep beneath the dark Louisiana swamp waters exists a lake of rich oil and gas deposits. This wealth has been extracted by the petroleum industries over the past 50 years, but very little has been written of the role of the seaplane in this activity.

In his new book, “Swamp Eagles,” Darryl DiMaggio, Sr., a retired seaplane pilot, tells a series of exciting, amusing, and sometimes amazing true stories experienced by him and his fellow pilots.

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