Captain Robert N. Buck retired from TWA after having flown well over two thousand Atlantic crossings and thirty-seven years of service as chief pilot and director of thunderstorm research. During World War II he was engaged in weather research for the U.S. Air Corps, for which he was awarded, as a civilian, the Air Medal by President Harry Truman. More recently, Buck has worked with the Internatio...
Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (January 3, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.4 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 679037
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If you are even slightly curious about aviation, this book is a must read. You will not be disappointed.This is the fascinating autobiography of the life and flying career of an airline pilot who started flying small planes in his teens then graduat...
viation Organization -- the UN's body for aviation -- to develop a new plan of world airspace.In North Star over My Shoulder, Bob Buck tells of a life spent up and over the clouds, and of the wonderful places and marvelous people who have been a part of that life. He captures the feel, taste, and smell of flying's great early era -- how the people lived, what they did and felt, and what it was really like to be a part of the world as it grew smaller and smaller. A terrific storyteller and a fascinating man, Bob Buck has turned his well-lived life into a delightful memoir for anyone who remembers when there really was something special in the air.