Just released is “On the Wings of Eagles: A Flight Instructor’s Tale,” the biography of Fred Atkinson Sr., an unlicensed barnstormer during the Great Depression who became the National Flight Instructor of the Year in 1981.
The e-book, written by Atkinson’s son, Fred Jr. and Jim, notes that “Today flying is commonplace. The average person can take a flight on an airliner for business or pleasure without a second thought of the sacrifices made in aviation. The aviator in the open cockpit biplane straining to see through the grease stained goggles looking for a field below has disappeared. His knowledge that man was not meant to fly was overcome by the fact that he is alone soaring with the eagles.”
On The Wings Of Eagles is $2.99 on Amazon for Kindle or any electronic device.