Piedmont Hangar Tales: Stories from Fifty Years of Aviation In Central North Carolina

Piedmont Hangar Tales: Stories from Fifty Years of Aviation In Central North Carolina

Author: Charles Causey

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781483494630

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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A native of rural Guilford County, North Carolina, Charles Causey has been involved in the aviation field most of his life as a pilot, aircraft mechanic, and aircraft parts manufacturer. He was just thirteen years old when he learned to fly and seventeen years old when he earned his private pilot certification. During those many years in the business, most days proved to be mundane and routine. Some days, however, held excitement and challenges. In Piedmont Hangar Tales, Causey shares a collection of stories from his experiences working in the aviation industry. Some of the narratives are humorous, some are family stories, some are almost unbelievable (but actually happened), and some are historical. Though he grew up on the farm, he didn’t make his living by farming.

Short Tales by a Tall Pilot

Short Tales by a Tall Pilot

Author: Jim Lewis

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475969887

Category: Transportation

Page: 220

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When pilots sit around an airport or get together at a hotel lounge for beers or cocktails, they’re almost certain to regale each other, and anyone else who will listen, with embellished tales of their greatest aviation exploits. The longer these stories continue, the more the similarities grow between the pilots’ war stories and fish stories. As the night wears on, the exploits they share are likely to grow more and more elaborate and outlandish. In the spirit of those war stories, author Jim Lewis, who has worked as a professional pilot since the mid-sixties, offers his share of stories from his experiences. Many of these short stories are the result of mistakes in judgment, while others arose from deliberate decisions to proceed made from ignorance. A few were simply experiences that came with being a professional pilot, and two or three were blatant rule breaking. Lewis recalls landing in a soybean field, buzzing a nuclear submarine, flying under a bridge, running low on fuel, and tasting life in the cockpit of a jet liner. Some of his tales are humorous, while others take on a more dangerous nature. All of them, however, offer a lesson for others to learn.

Onward and Upward: the Tales of Carol Ann

Onward and Upward: the Tales of Carol Ann

Author: Carol Ann Young

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477110614

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 191

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This is a story about one womans journey through life. Her journey began in a small town during the 1940s and follows her through many steps from being a housewife and mother, raising four children and surviving two failed marriages to pursuing a career and learning how to fly an airplane something which changed her life forever. This story is about the freedom and joy of flight, and much more. It is about family, confidence, exploration, adventure and making friends. It is about facing disappointment and finding the courage to persevere, about challenging yourself and meeting life head on. It is as story filled with much inspiration and hope.

Highpocket's War Stories and Other Tall Tales

Highpocket's War Stories and Other Tall Tales

Author: Peter “Highpockets” Hilgartner

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453533895

Category: History

Page: 310

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"Winner of the United States Marine Corps Gazette 2005 Francis Fox Parry Combat Initiative Award." Highpocket's War Stories is an eloquent account of combat leadership in Korea and Vietnam. Colonel Peter L. Hilgartner is widely recognized in the Marine Corps as a successful combat leader, first as a junior officer in Korea and later commanding the First Battalion, Fifth Marines fighting the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army. Hilgartner tells of leading troops in counter-guerilla action, and major battles with North Vietnamese troops -- Union I, Union II and Swift -- to control the strategic Que Son Valley. His story gives never-before-told, vivid descriptions of Marines in hand-to-hand combat with North Vietnamese troops from the perspective of Marines who were there. Every grunt will appreciate this gripping account.

A Valentine’s Tale

A Valentine’s Tale

Author: Jeff Valentine

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781664195509

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 178

View: 683

Few people have the opportunity to pass on to those that follow what really happened in their lifetime. This is mine. Growing up in post-World War II times, I was raised to go to college, play all kinds of sports well, and become an all-around good citizen. In telling my story, I discovered that most, if not all, of my air force assignments and units no longer exist, meaning my children and grandchildren will have no idea what I went through in my lifetime except for what I have written here. I feel that this is not only my story, it's a history, as I lived it, from 1943 through 2016.

Springfield Aviation

Springfield Aviation

Author: Job Conger

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439636848

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Citizens of Springfield first witnessed human flight, a balloon ascent, on July 5, 1858. In 1861, the capital city’s most famous resident, Abraham Lincoln, then residing in the White House, authorized the creation of the first U.S. “air force,” a balloon to observe Confederate troops. Springfield’s interface with aviation has been a steady stream of hot-and-cold-running enthusiasm since airplanes began flying from the state fair racetrack infield about 1910. Springfield Aviation chronicles that flow and concludes with photographs from Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in early 2008. It presents photographs of memorable airplanes, airships, and prominent aviators from the author’s extensive collection, augmented by contributions from Springfield Airport Authority, Lincoln Library’s Sangamon Valley Collection, and many others.

Lovecraft's Scariest Stories - A Collection of Ten Terrifying Tales

Lovecraft's Scariest Stories - A Collection of Ten Terrifying Tales

Author: H. P. Lovecraft

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781528790314

Category: Fiction

Page: 420

View: 862

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937) was an American writer of supernatural horror fiction. Though his works remained largely unknown and did not furnish him with a decent living, Lovecraft is today considered to be among the most significant writers of supernatural horror fiction of the twentieth century. This book contains a collection of Lovecraft's best and most chilling horror short stories, including the seminal “The Call of Cthulhu”. A fantastic collection of terrifying tales not to be missed by lovers of classic horror fiction. Contents: “Dagon”, “The Outsider”, “The Dunwich Horror”, “The Colour out of Space”, “The Lurking Fear”, “At The Mountain of Madness”, “The Shadow out of Time”, “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”, “The Whisperer in Darkness”, and more. The perfect collection for horror lovers and fans of Lovecraft's terrifying fiction. Read & Co. is publishing this classic collection of short stories as part of our “Fantasy and Horror Classics” imprint in a new edition complete with a dedication by George Henry Weiss.

H. P. Lovecraft's Tales from the Dream Cycle - A Collection of Short Stories (Fantasy and Horror Classics)

H. P. Lovecraft's Tales from the Dream Cycle - A Collection of Short Stories (Fantasy and Horror Classics)

Author: H. P. Lovecraft

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473369283

Category: Fiction

Page: 646

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In the Lovecraftian universe there exists many terrible and horrifying things, from extraterrestrial gods and ancient secrets to zealous cults, supernatural curses, and beyond. Perhaps some of the most terrifying imagery, however, originates from dreams or nightmares. Part of our "Fantasy and Horror Classics" imprint, this book contains a collection of Lovecraft's short horror stories all connected through the common theme of dreams. The collection includes: “The White Ship”, “The Doom That Came to Sarnath”, “Polaris”, “Nyarlathotep”, “The Cats of Ulthar”, “The Nameless City”, “Ex Oblivione”, “Celephaïs”, “Hypnos”, “What the Moon Brings”, “The Hound” ,”The Outsider”, “The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath”, “The Strange High House in the Mist”, “The Dreams in the Witch House”, and more. Other notable works by this author include: “At the Mountains of Madness”, “The Rats in the Walls”, and “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”. Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937) was an American writer of supernatural horror fiction. Though his works remained largely unknown and did not furnish him with a decent living, Lovecraft is today considered to be among the most significant writers of supernatural horror fiction of the twentieth century. Read & Co. is publishing this classic collection of short stories now in a new edition complete with a dedication by George Henry Weiss.

Plane Talk: Cessna Export Tales

Plane Talk: Cessna Export Tales

Author: Eyvinn H. Schoenberg

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465327017

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

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Plane Talk: Cessna Export Tales is the story of the team of close friends in the Export Department of the Cessna Aircraft Company, Wichita Kansas as seen through the eyes of Eyvinn H. Schoenberg as he relates through forty tales and five epilogue histories, experiences of his own and those of his friends in exporting Cessnas worldwide. He describes his strict flight training in a Piper Cub, and the fun of flying Cessnas once authorized to be a Cessna Utility Pilot while learning to fly The Cessna Way, as well as his own and others adventures in flying, selling, and developing an internationally based Distributor and Dealer organization, whose sales of Cessnas in the Caribbean, South America, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, The Far East, Europe, The Middle East, and various African countries in great part caused Wichita Kansas to be called The Air Capitol of the World.

Blackhorse Tales

Blackhorse Tales

Author: Don Snedeker

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 9781636240435

Category: History

Page: 305

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When the U.S. Army went to war in South Vietnam in 1965, the general consensus was that counterinsurgency was an infantryman’s war; if there were any role at all for armored forces, it would be strictly to support the infantry. However, from the time the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment arrived in country in September 1966, troopers of the Blackhorse Regiment demonstrated the fallacy of this assumption. By the time of Tet '68, the Army’s leadership began to understand that the Regiment’s mobility, firepower, flexibility, and leadership made a difference on the battlefield well beyond its numbers. Over the course of the 11th Cavalry’s five-and-a-half years in combat in South Vietnam and Cambodia, over 25,000 young men served in the Regiment. Their stories—and those of their families—represent the Vietnam generation in graphic, sometimes humorous, often heart-wrenching detail. Collected by the author through hundreds of in-person, telephone, and electronic interviews over a period of 25-plus years, these “war stories” provide context for the companion volume, The Blackhorse in Vietnam. Amongst the stories of the Blackhorse troopers and their families are the tales of the wide variety of animals they encountered during their time in combat, as well as the variable landscape, from jungle to rice paddies, and weather. Blackhorse Tales concludes with a look at how the troopers dealt with their combat experiences since returning from Vietnam. Between the chapters are combat narratives, one from each year of the Regiment’s five-and-a-half years in Southeast Asia. These combat vignettes begin on 2 December 1966, when a small column of 1st Squadron vehicles and troopers was ambushed on Highway 1 and emerged victorious despite being outnumbered. They go on to describe the one-of-a-kind crossing of the Dong Nai River on 25 April 1968, as the Blackhorse Regiment rode to the rescue during Mini-Tet 1968, and the 2nd Squadron's fight to clear the Boi Loi Woods in late April 1971.

Beware The Silence: 560+ Horror Classics, Macabre Tales & Supernatural Mysteries

Beware The Silence: 560+ Horror Classics, Macabre Tales & Supernatural Mysteries

Author: Théophile Gautier

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026898269

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 23189

View: 842

e-artnow presents you this meticulously edited horror collection carefully selected gothic classics, greatest supernatural mysteries, ghost stories and macabre tales: Introduction: Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraft Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart The Murders in the Rue Morgue… Bram Stoker: Dracula The Jewel of Seven Stars… Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Mortal Immortal… Gaston Leroux: The Phantom of the Opera Washington Irving: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Rip Van Winkle… H. P. Lovecraft: The Call of Cthulhu The Dunwich Horror… Henry James: The Turn of the Screw… Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles… Robert Louis Stevenson: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde… H. G. Wells: The Island of Doctor Moreau Matthew Gregory Lewis: The Monk Ann Radcliffe: The Mysteries of Udolpho Wilkie Collins: The Woman in White The Haunted Hotel The Dead Secret… Charles Dickens: The Mystery of Edwin Drood The Hanged Man's Bride The Haunted House… Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray… Richard Marsh: The Beetle Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla Uncle Silas… Nikolai Gogol: Dead Souls… Rudyard Kipling: The Phantom Rickshaw… James Malcolm Rymer: Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street Robert E. Howard: Cthulhu Mythos The Weird Menace Stories… M. R. James: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary A Thin Ghost and Others John Meade Falkner: The Nebuly Coat The Lost Stradivarius Nathaniel Hawthorne: Rappaccini's Daughter The Birth Mark… Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Closed Door The Red Room… Edith Nesbit: The Ebony Frame From the Dead Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights Mary Louisa Molesworth: The Shadow in the Moonlight… John Buchan: The Wind in the Portico Witch Wood Cleveland Moffett: The Mysterious Card Possessed George W. M. Reynolds: Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf Lafcadio Hearn: A Ghost… Jerome K. Jerome: Told After Supper Catherine Crowe: Ghosts and Family Legends H. H. Munro: The Wolves of Cernogratz John Kendrick Bangs: Ghosts That Have Haunted Me Francis Marion Crawford: The Dead Smile… Frederick Marryat: The Were-Wolf…

The Power of Darkness: 560+ Supernatural Thrillers, Macabre Tales & Eerie Mysteries

The Power of Darkness: 560+ Supernatural Thrillers, Macabre Tales & Eerie Mysteries

Author: Théophile Gautier

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788027247127

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 23189

View: 477

Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraft Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart The Murders in the Rue Morgue… Bram Stoker: Dracula The Jewel of Seven Stars… Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Mortal Immortal… Gaston Leroux: The Phantom of the Opera Washington Irving: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Rip Van Winkle… H. P. Lovecraft: The Call of Cthulhu The Dunwich Horror… Henry James: The Turn of the Screw… Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles… Robert Louis Stevenson: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde… H. G. Wells: The Island of Doctor Moreau Matthew Gregory Lewis: The Monk Ann Radcliffe: The Mysteries of Udolpho Wilkie Collins: The Woman in White The Haunted Hotel The Dead Secret… Charles Dickens: The Mystery of Edwin Drood The Hanged Man's Bride The Haunted House… Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray… Richard Marsh: The Beetle Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla Uncle Silas… Nikolai Gogol: Dead Souls… Rudyard Kipling: The Phantom Rickshaw… James Malcolm Rymer: Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street Robert E. Howard: Cthulhu Mythos The Weird Menace Stories… M. R. James: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary A Thin Ghost and Others John Meade Falkner: The Nebuly Coat The Lost Stradivarius Nathaniel Hawthorne: Rappaccini's Daughter The Birth Mark… Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Closed Door The Red Room… Edith Nesbit: The Ebony Frame From the Dead Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights Mary Louisa Molesworth: The Shadow in the Moonlight… John Buchan: The Wind in the Portico Witch Wood Cleveland Moffett: The Mysterious Card Possessed George W. M. Reynolds: Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf Lafcadio Hearn: A Ghost… Jerome K. Jerome: Told After Supper Catherine Crowe: Ghosts and Family Legends H. H. Munro: The Wolves of Cernogratz