Seattle — On July 25, 2010, Arnold Ebneter flew across the country in a plane he designed and built himself, setting a world record for aircraft of its class. He was 82 at the time and the flight represented the culmination of a dream he’d cultivated since his childhood in the 1930s.
In the book, “Propeller Under the Bed,” Eileen Bjorkman — a pilot and aeronautical engineer — shares her father’s journey from teenage airplane enthusiast to Air Force pilot and Boeing engineer. She gives us a glimpse into life growing up in a “flying family” with two pilots for parents, a family plane named Charlie and, quite literally, a propeller under her parents’ bed.[Read more…]