In this book, Bill Kershner tells about his first airplane ride, his first solo flight, aerobatics stunts completed, proud moments, favourite airplanes, getting his wings, and other good and bad memories over fifty-plus years of primary flight instructing
In this book, Bill Kershner tells about his first airplane ride, his first solo flight, aerobatics stunts completed, numerous near misses, embarrassing moments, proud moments, favourite airplanes, getting his wings, and other good and bad memories accumulated over fifty-plus years of primary flight instructing, Navy flying, corporate aviation, flight testing and demonstrating airplanes, writing aviation texts, and teaching aerobatics. The book is written with candour and humour and includes illustrations by the author.
Introduction; OUTLAW FIELD: First Airplane Ride Solo; The Hazards of Handpropping; Dropping Objects; First on the Scene; The Red Line-A Little Knowledge Is A Dangerous Thing; Mr. Piper; Parachutes and Safety Belts; Using the Radio; THE NAVY: Bananas; Pensacola, It's The Spot; Into The Sea, Junior Birdman; Strange Approaches and Landings; Remember Your Landing Gear; Your Airport May Not Have Red Flares; Towing Banners; Those Other People In Aviation; The Banshee and The B-36 "Ground" Effect; Night Launch and Recovery; Night Catapult Shots-Catapult Hand Grip; A Brief Innovation; Giving That First Airplane Ride-Jet Type; The Nuking of San Francisco and a Couple Other Cities; The Cutlass; AND LATER YEARS: Chocks; Ribbons and Cones; Logging Flight Time; Inimitable Airplanes; Famous Last Words In Aviation; Questions; Demonstrating Airplanes; Aviation Myths and A Deep Philosophical Insight; Fatigue; Spins and Other Unusual Attitudes; More About Teaching Spins in the Aerobat; Airshows and Aerobatics; Some Thoughts on Flight Instructing-From "Aces" To Stalls; Fifty Plus Years of Flying Memories.
About the author
William Kershner, a nationally renowned aviator, was named the 1992 General Aviation Flight Instructor of the year. This honour came as a culmination of his 50+ years in the industry as a pilot, instructor, author of flight manuals and owner of an aerobatic school in Tennessee.Kershner holds certificates and ratings for: Airline Transport Pilot - multi-engine, land: Commercial Privileges - single engine, land; Flight Instructor - single engine and multi engine aircraft and instrument; and ground instructor - advanced.
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