Because I Fly: A Collection of Aviation Poetry
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Mission in Geneva. He has flown in over 50 types of aircraft ranging from balloons and gliders to seaplanes, transports, and jet fighters. This collection of poetry is his first anthology. The author of articles on aerospace engineering, testing aircraft, the environment, advanced management technique
She sat for hours--garden hoe in hand lest a rattler slither by--and watched in awe when the jets at nearby Cannon Air Force Base lifted off or landed."I didn't knew it was dangerous. These poems will facinate those who know pilots, exposing them to an expanded world, with new dimensions, freedoms, and even a sense of the beauty and dangers of flight. Col.Reda and McGraw-Hill have created a beautiful book which will interest anyone who loves aviation. Rodgers is now working on publishing a novel she has written about a pilot and also is busy promoting "Because I Fly" with the editor and several other poets who contributed to the anthology. For those of you who have watched a distant line of thunderstorms at night and know the splashes of light on the velvet earth below were there just for you; for the even luckier ones who have rushed up the brilliant white cliffs of a hug
The definitive collection of aviation poetry A wonderful gift, a book to dip into and read a little, for years to come. Covering the complete range of pilots and flying, this is the definitive collection of aviation poetry. What makes it great is the time and thought that has gone into the selection and arrangement. The poems are divided into subject areas, there are short biographies, sources, full listing of older anthologies. If you wanted to do this idea just right, and spent years doing it, you could not best this book.. "Should be on every pilot's bookshelf" according to md95. What a great collection! This is a wonderful read. I've heard many aviation poems before - but, this compilation has them all. Enjoy!. Richard A. Stratton said Must Read for Aviator Families. At the end of a Naval Aviator-Commercial Pilot career, I wish I had this volume for my family (and myself) during all those years. It puts into lyrical words the thoughts and feelings of "being a bird" and why I am what I am. A good read and a bedside book. We owe Reda one at the bar.
If you are truly intrigued by flight, this book is for you!. For the pilot, the poems will take your spirit aloft to rekindle your bond with other airmen. These poems will fascinate your family and expose them to an expanded world with new dimensions, freedoms, and even the beauty and dangers of flight. This book is the most complete, up-to-date collection of aviation poetry ever published. Helmut Reda examined over 115 books and magazines in the United States, England, Canada, France, and Australia. From his exhaustive research, 170 poems were selected covering the period between 1869 and 2001. He also investigated over 42,500 hits on the Internet. This collection will help others understand pilots and why they do things in a different way. Its sole purpose is to consolidate all of the best in aviation poetry and inspirational verse. This collection of poetry serves as an exciting introduction to the experience of flight