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Old 10-13-2013, 07:51 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by fltplan View Post
If you want a good read, pick up a book called "Mavericks of the Sky". It's about the first pilots and routes of the airmail service, very good book, for pilots and non-pilots alike.

The airmail system was developed as a way to teach pilots to navigate as they were constantly getting lost over in Europe in WWI, then would run out of gas or get shot down.

The book's a nail biter and comedy at the same time.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I got the book out of my local library yesterday afternoon and finished it this morning. A great read!
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