In the Shadow of Eagles is a uniquely American saga. Rudy Billbergas story takes readers through the great age of aviation, from his first airplane ride in Minnesota in 1927 to his bush flying career in Alaska beginning in 1941. One of the authentic aviation pioneers, Billberg writes of his countless adventures and close calls during the decades; stunt flying in Midwestern air shows, flying out of Nome into the frozen Arctic, and more. Filled with history and insight, Billbergas narrative chronicles the lives of many of his fellow Alaskan pilots, including the great pioneer airmen Joe Crosson, Harold Gillam, Noel Wien and Sam White, and tells of the early flying machines they all flewaTravel Airs, Pilgrims, Fairchilds, Bellancas. Rudy Billberg has given us a great story of his time.Crosson learned to fly in San Diego with his famous older sister, Marvel. In San Diego he and Marvel rebuilt a Curtiss N9 seaplane, installing an OX5 engine in it. ... Then hea#39;d need repair parts before he could fly again. He would have to walkanbsp;...
|Title||:||In the Shadow of Eagles|
|Author||:||Jim Rearden, Rudy Billberg|
|Publisher||:||Graphic Arts Books - 2014-04-04|