Learning to Fly

Author: Steph Davis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145169833X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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“It's not so surprising that on the day of my fifth wedding anniversary I would be crouched in the open door of an airplane, thirteen thousand feet above the Colorado plains, about to jump out. That coincidence of timing really wasn't.” Steph Davis is a superstar in the climbing community and has ascended some of the world's most awe-inspiring peaks. But when her husband makes a controversial climb in a national park, the media fallout—and the toll it takes on her marriage—suddenly leaves her without a partner, a career, a source of income . . . or a purpose. In the company of only her beloved dog, Fletch, Davis sets off on a search for a new identity and discovers skydiving. Though falling out of an airplane is completely antithetical to the climber's control she'd practiced for so long, she turns each daring jump into an opportunity to fly, first as a skydiver, then as a base jumper, and finds herself indelibly changed. As she opens herself to falling, she also finds the strength to open herself to love again, even in the wake of heartbreak. And before too long, she fortuitously meets someone who shares her passions. Learning to Fly is Davis's fascinating account of her transformation. From her early tentative skydives, to zipping into her first wingsuit, to surviving devastating accidents against the background of breathtaking cliffs, to soaring beyond her past limits, she discovers new hope and joy in letting go. Learning to Fly isn't just an adventure but a woman's story of risk-taking and self-discovery, with love at its heart.

Learning to Fly /Flying by Wire

Author: Learning Media Staff

Publisher: Learning Media Ltd

ISBN: 9780790302171


Page: 36

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Little Robins Learning to Fly

Author: Madeline Leslie

Publisher: N.A


Category: Animal welfare

Page: 110

View: 4004

Little robins learning to fly -- Little Robins in trouble.

Learning to Fly: A Practical Manual for Beginners

Author: Grahame-White

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan


Category: Self-Help

Page: 81

View: 3774

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Take to the skies Learning to fly 1916 style

Author: .

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291591249

Category: History

Page: 205

View: 7112

Long lost from view, the discovery of this early manual is a revelation. Learn what it was like to be in the cockpit in 1916, where the levers were and how to reach them, how to balance the wings, how to-get the thing into the sky all ... amazing. CALLENDER HISTORY

Dive Bomber: Learning To Fly The Navy’s Fighting Planes

Author: Lt.-Cmdr. Robert A. Winston

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1786256576

Category: History

Page: 153

View: 715

Seized by an urge to learn flying Robert Alexander Winston would not be put off by the high fees charged by the private firms; he decided to join the nascent Naval Air Service in 1935. In this fast paced, witty and engaging memoir he describes his time spent as a Naval Cadet in learning to fly at the NAS Pensacola. He passed his carrier qualification aboard USS Saratoga, before being assigned to Fighting Squadron 6 flying off the USS Enterprise. His four term hitch in the Navy ended in 1939 and he entered the Naval Reserve. Robert A. Winston was born in Washington, Indiana, in 1907 and graduated from Indiana University. He worked for The New York Times and The New York News for five years before starting flight training with the navy in 1935. He flew in fighting squadrons on both coasts and as an instructor at Pensacola, and he wrote about his initial aviation training in Dive Bomber, published in 1939 when Winston held the rank of lieutenant. In his second book, Aces Wild, he chronicled his experiences in Europe during 1939-40 as a test pilot accompanying a consignment of fighters destined for Finland. Back on active duty in the United States, he served as a flight instructor, then in the public relations office in Washington, D.C. After the attack on Pearl Harbor he was assigned to combat duty in the Pacific, which he recounts in Fighting Squadron, published in 1946 when Winston was a commander. At the end of the war he was serving on Admiral Nimitz’s staff on Guam. From there he moved to Stockholm, where he served as the naval air attaché.

Learning How to Fly

Author: Madisson White

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1984556533

Category: Self-Help

Page: 60

View: 7012

Inspired by true events, this book Learning How to Fly is both autobiographical and suggests ways that people can work at maintaining a positive attitude while undergoing troubling times. The author has undergone many challenges in life, and although there are many times that she has had sadness, she has taken on an attitude of thankfulness for each challenge, as these challenges have made her a stronger individual. The author hopes that you find hope in her story and that you are able to develop hopefulness through your own struggles!

Learning How to Fly

Author: Taylor Ellwood

Publisher: Taylor Ellwood

ISBN: 1080569480

Category: Fiction

Page: 219

View: 3112

Nelson is a superhero with an embarrassing problem… He can't fly very well and he's been ordered to attend remedial flying school. If he doesn't pass the class he'll lost his superhero license and have to work at the weather bureau. But a class in remedial flying is just the beginning of his problems. His girlfriend thinks he’s self-obsessed, and his mom won’t get off his case about not living up to the family legacy. When Nelson is framed for a crime and sent to the Defining Center of Adjustments, the sinister warden Pretty Boy will challenge everything he thought he knew about being a hero. If Nelson can’t get his act together and realize that what makes a superhero isn’t the costume, but the actions the superhero takes, he might lose more than his career. He might lose his life and everyone important to him.