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Jean Dreams of Flying

Author : Dreydon Trent Sobanja
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Jean was just a normal New Zealand girl who dreamed that she was a bird that could fly high, high up in the sky and far, far away. Most people thought Jean's daydreams were silly. But one day she met someone who showed her the most fantastical machine, and Jean's dreams took flight. Follow the inspiring journey of Jean Batten from a normal kiwi girl all the way through to being the first woman to fly all the way from England to Australia and back again.

Dreams Of Flight Journal

Author : Melissa Sunjaya
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Mateo and his father carve juguetes, small wooden animals his family sells at the fiestas in Oaxaca. But Mateo wants to carve much larger animals-goats as pink as bougainvillea with cactus-green speckles, and purple cats with corn-yellow spots. When he tells his father how he longs to bring these large animals to life, his father only scowls, but Mateo perseveres. Including an informative afterword on this vibrant Mexican art form, this colorful tale inspires readers of all ages to follow their passion.

Flight of Dreams

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Dreams of Flight

Author : Janet R. Daly Bednarek
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General aviation encompasses all the ways aircraft are used beyond commercial and military flying: private flights, barnstormers, cropdusters, and so on. Authors Janet and Michael Bednarek have taken on the formidable task of discussing the hundred-year history of this broad and diverse field by focusing on the most important figures and organizations in general aviation and the major producers of general aviation aircraft and engines. This history examines the many airplanes used in general aviation, from early Wright and Curtiss aircraft to the Piper Cub and the Lear Jet. The authors trace the careers of birdmen, birdwomen, barnstormers, and others who shaped general aviation—from Clyde Cessna and the Stinson family of San Antonio to Olive Ann Beech and Paul Poberezny of Milwaukee. They explain how the development of engines influenced the development of aircraft, from the E-107 that powered the 1929 Aeronca C-2, the first affordable personal aircraft, to the Continental A-40 that powered the Piper Cub, and the Pratt and Whitney PT-6 turboprop used on many aircraft after World War II. In addition, the authors chart the boom and bust cycle of general aviation manufacturers, the rising costs and increased regulations that have accompanied a decline in pilots, the creation of an influential general aviation lobby in Washington, and the growing popularity of “type” clubs, created to maintain aircraft whose average age is twenty-eight years. This book provides readers with a sense of the scope and richness of the history of general aviation in the United States. An epilogue examining the consequences of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, provides a cautionary note.

Flight of Dreams

Author : Ariel Lawhon
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"At every page a guilty secret bobs up; at every page Lawhon keeps us guessing. Who will bring down the Hindenburg? And how?” -- New York Times Book Review On the evening of May 3rd, 1937, ninety-seven people board the Hindenburg for its final, doomed flight to Lakehurst, New Jersey. Among them are a frightened stewardess who is not what she seems; the steadfast navigator determined to win her heart; a naive cabin boy eager to earn a permanent spot on the world’s largest airship; an impetuous journalist who has been blacklisted in her native Germany; and an enigmatic American businessman with a score to settle. Over the course of three hazy, champagne-soaked days their lies, fears, agendas, and hopes for the future are revealed. Flight of Dreams is a fiercely intimate portrait of the real people on board the last flight of the Hindenburg. Behind them is the gathering storm in Europe and before them is looming disaster. But for the moment they float over the Atlantic, unaware of the inexorable, tragic fate that awaits them. Brilliantly exploring one of the most enduring mysteries of the twentieth century, Flight of Dreams is that rare novel with spellbinding plotting that keeps you guessing till the last page and breathtaking emotional intensity that stays with you long after.

Dreams of Flight

Author : Jena Woodhouse
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Flight can imply both to fly and to flee. The trajectories of these stories span a spectrum of abjection and desire encompassing despair and the transformative, as characters encounter each other, confront their demons and grapple with the circumstances of their lives. 'In this collection, Jena Woodhouse explores the taunting allure of dreams of flight. In a diverse range of stories arranged in two parts, she delicately traverses the aspirations which everyone harbours, which can either transport or engulf. The twin worlds of water and sky therefore are hauntingly invoked as being symbolic of these polar opposites. Evocative literary references pepper a text which is also distinguished by the poet's sensibility, by an arresting insight into character, and by inventive shifts in narrative perspective. This is a richly nuanced collection from an accomplished writer of immense style and grace.' - Robyn Sheahan-Bright

When Dreams Took Flight

Author : Donald Burris Sellers
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Autobiography. Donald Sellers grew up in aviation in the menhaden fishing business in Southport, NC. His idol and mentor, Hall Watters, was a fish-spotting pioneer who also taught many airline pilots to fly. When Dreams Took Flight tells the story of Donald's childhood around the fish factory and flying with Hall in his Super Cub, his dream of becoming a pilot when he grew up, and the fulfillment of that dream through a varied career in Army helicopters in Vietnam, single-engine fish-spotting aircraft up and down the east coast, and finally, his 20 years of airline flying from Piedmont Aviation to US Airways. Now retired, he lives in Southport with his wife, Cindy, and their beloved beagle, Punkin.

Dreams of flight

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If We Had Wings

Author : Rinker Buck
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An account of humankind's fascination with flight ranges from the early dreamers of the Renaissance to the moon landing and features photographs, documents, and other artifacts that provide a hands-on look at the history of aviation.

Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine

Author : Anne Horjus
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(Book). What would it be like to soar over the rooftops and towers of an Italian Renaissance city? Leonardo da Vinci dreamed of doing just that. His genius and imagination have inspired artists and inventors for centuries, including the creators of this book. Experience the lyrics for Eric Whitacre's choral masterpieces Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine in a whole new way with dramatic illustrations by Anne Horjus, and an informative and entertaining appendix to inspire the artist and inventor in you! Whitacre's music can be heard in live choral performances all over the world. There are also many fine recordings, and performances to watch onlien. Listen to the choral work while reading along with the text and be inspired by the visual storytelling for a multi-sensory experience and soar with Master Leonardo!

Weltflug

Author : Andreas G. Stuetz
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Weltflug - The Gyroplane Dream: A true life story that lifts you into flight - literally. Take off to a fantastic world tour and fly through the most beautiful landscapes in Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the USA & South America. Imagine being a part of an 18-month airborne adventure that spans 5 continents. Feel the wind brushing against your face and exciting your skin. See yourself looking down from low altitudes, soaking in the awesome beauty of some of the planet's most fascinating destinations. And now, imagine that you are sharing this incredible adventure with your spouse - all from a 2-seated lightweight gyroplane! Impossible? That's just what everyone used to think. But Andreas and Melanie Stuetz were on a mission to live out their childhood dreams - and nothing was going to stop them... What is a gyroplane? First flown successfully in 1923, gyroplanes are types of rotorcrafts. Rotorcrafts utilize self-turning rotors to develop lift and motor-powered propellers to generate thrust. Breathtaking and Courageous! With sheer wonderment, you'll glide into the atmosphere above historical Europe. In South America, you float above the stunning waterfalls of Iguacu. Across Africa, you experience a bird's-eye view of the captivating expanses of the Kalahari. Far away, you will drift slowly over the sights of New Zealand while further developing your sense of amazement about the world we live in. About the Adventurers: Andreas G. Stuetz In the seventies, as a young boy in West Germany, Andreas dreamed of being an adventurer, an inventor and a successful entrepreneur. He always wanted to fly and was fascinated with the WDR cult TV puppet series Robbi, Tobbi and Fliewatuut. The Fliewatuut was a vehicle capable of flight, floatation and terrestrial travel. He was stricken then with need to fly. Life progressed. In 2000, he was awarded with the highly prestigious StartUp price by Angela Merkel. Andreas matured into the prosperous inventor and entrepreneur that he had envisioned - but something was missing. He still wanted to experience daring adventures in a Fliewatuut. Melanie Stuetz Like Andreas, Melanie dreamed as a child in East Germany, the GDR, of limitless travel, ideally as a cosmonaut in space. On October 1989 she and her father crossed as refugees the green border to Prague (CZ) to enter the first refugee trains, which lead to the Western Part of Germany, where her Mom already waited after her last visit without return. Twenty years later Melanie is closer than ever to her childhood dream. She was the first woman to pass the sport pilot licensing test for Xenon gyroplanes. After marrying, her and Andreas continued to plan for and train for the realization of their flight dreams. One day, while watching the James Bond movie, You Only Live Twice, they witnessed Sean Connery, as 007, performing a daring getaway scene. He soared away to safety, and to freedom, on a mini-helicopter - on a gyroplane! Let the adventure begin! Andreas and Melanie became licensed pilots and shortly thereafter launched their unified childhood dream of an unlimited world tour by the Fliewatuut-like gyroplane. It was a truly pioneering effort! Their astonishing adventure took eighteen months to complete and traversed five separate continents. This amazing book and accompanying video collection are the thrilling results of more than 3 years of work overall. Charity Terre des Hommes is an international charity dedicated to helping disadvantaged children. Melanie and Andreas share a deep sense of gratitude for the fortune that they have enjoyed. For that reason, a percentage of all proceeds from the sales of the book and DVD's is donated to Terre des Hommes. But money alone is not enough. It is a dream that drives the life of a person. And that is the reason why Andy & Mel also asked the children about their dreams. It is important that children do have dreams to find their way in life. To make childhood dreams come true

Boys Books Boys Dreams and the Mystique of Flight

Author : Fred Erisman
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Setting the stage : technology and the series book -- Birdmen and boys, 1905-1915 -- Aces and combat : World War I and after, 1915-1935 -- Interlude : Charles A. Lindbergh and Atlantic flight, 1927-1929 -- The golden age, I : the Lindbergh progeny, 1927-1939 -- The golden age, II : the air-minded society, 1930-1939 -- World War II and modern aviation, 1939-1945 -- Aftermath : a-bombs, rockets, and space flight, 1945-1950.

Bird Dream

Author : Matt Higgins
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PEN / ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing (2015 LONGLIST) “[P]erversely entertaining... In a truly intoxicating read that was hard to put down, Matt Higgins has managed to make real a world about as far removed from daily life as it gets.” --Daily Beast "Matt Higgins cracks open this astonishingly dangerous sport and captures the spectacular adrenaline surges it delivers."--The Wall Street Journal "[R]iveting... a must-read. A highflying, electrifying story." --Kirkus (STARRED) A heart-stopping narrative of risk and courage, Bird Dream tells the story of the remarkable men and women who pioneered the latest advances in aerial exploration—from skydiving to BASE jumping to wingsuit flying—and made history with their daring. By the end of the twentieth century BASE jumping was the most dangerous of all the extreme sports, with thrill-seeking jumpers parachuting from bridges, mountains, radio towers, and even skyscrapers. Despite numerous fatalities and legal skirmishes, BASE jumpers like Jeb Corliss of California thought they had discovered the ultimate rush. But all this changed for Corliss in 1999, when, high in the mountains of northern Italy, he and other jumpers watched in wonder as a stranger—wearing a cunning new jumpsuit featuring “wings” between the arms and legs—leaped from a ledge and then actually flew from the vertiginous cliffs. Drawing on intimate access to Corliss and other top pilots from around the globe,Bird Dream tracks the evolution of the wingsuit movement through the larger than life characters who, in an age of viral video, forced the sport onto the world stage. Their exploits—which entranced millions of fans along the way—defied imagination. They were flying; not like the Wright brothers, but the way we do in our dreams. Some dared to dream of going further yet, to a day when a wingsuit pilot might fly, and land, all without a parachute. A growing number of wingsuit pilots began plotting ways in which a human being might leap from the sky and land. A half dozen groups around the world were dedicated to this quest for a “wingsuit landing,” conjuring the pursuit of nations that once inspired the race to first summit Everest. Given his fame as a stuntman, the brash, publicity-hungry Corliss remained the popular favorite to claim the first landing. Yet Bird Dream also tracks the path of another man, Gary Connery—a forty-two-year-old Englishman—who was quietly plotting to beat Corliss at his own game. Accompanied by an international cast of wingsuit devotees—including a Finnish magician, a parachute tester from Brazil, an Australian computer programmer, a gruff hang-gliding champion-turned-aeronautical engineer, a French skydiving champion, and a South African costume designer—Corliss and Connery raced to leap into the unknown, a contest that would lead to triumph for one and nearly cost the other his life. Based on five years of firsthand reporting and original interviews, Bird Dream is the work of journalist Matt Higgins, who traveled the world alongside these extraordinary men and women as they jumped and flew in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Offering a behind-the-scenes take on some of the most spectacular and disastrous events of the wingsuit movement, Higgins’s Bird Dream is a riveting, adrenaline-fueled adventure at the very edge of human experience.

Dreams of Flight

Author : Fran Martin
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Putting Dreams to Flight

Author : Leland Snow
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An autobiography of pilot Leland Snow, the founder of Air Tractor, a company that makes planes that service the agricultural industry and fire-fighting.

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Author : Kathleen Krull
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This very first picture book about Senator Hillary Clinton chronicles her life from her childhood in Chicago to serving as the nation's First Lady to her own campaign for President of the United States. Full color.

Dreams and Realities of the Conquest of the Skies

Author : Beril Becker
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Dreams of Flight Western Americal Newspapers Views of the Possibilities and Limitations of Aviation 1910 1930

Author : J. L. Embry
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Flight Dreams

Author : Michael Craft
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A masterpiece of mystery and suspense, this is the moving story of a man struggling to come to terms with his sexuality Investigative journalist Mark Manning is on the trail of a story that could make his career. Airline heiress Helena Carter, who vanished seven years ago, is about to be declared legally dead. Her fortune, valued at over one hundred million dollars, will go to the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago and the Federated Cat Clubs of America. Manning is the only one who believes that the missing Chicago socialite is still alive. And he’s just been given an ultimatum by his publisher: Prove it, or he’s history. Determined to keep his job—and hoping to secure the five-hundred-thousand-dollar reward from Carter’s estate, as well as the coveted Partridge Prize for investigative journalism—Manning enters a world of religious fanatics who could turn back the clock on gay rights. At the same time, Manning grapples with his own sexuality as he falls in love for the first time—with the man of his dreams. Flight Dreams is the first book in Michael Craft’s Mark Manning series, which continues with Eye Contact and Body Language.

Simon Scott s Dream of Flying

Author : Bob Morris
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Simon Scott lives on a farm with his mother, father, brother and sister. At night he sometimes dreams of flying like a bird. In his dreams he can feel the wind through his hair as he soars above the treetops. His dreams are so much fun that he wishes he could really fly when he wakes up. He never tires of watching birds fly overhead, especially the big, strong eagles. Simon even tries to fly himself. He flaps his arms the way the birds flap their wings, but he never leaves the ground. As Simon grows older, he realizes he cannot fly with his arms, but he can build an airplane. Building an airplane is a lot of hard work, and Simon will need help to bring his dream of flying to life. Will Simon's family be able to help him get off the ground, or are his dreams just too high up in the clouds?