• Taildragger Tales

  • My Late-Blooming Romance with a Piper Cub and Her Younger Sisters
  • By: Daniel Ford
  • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Daniel Ford learned to fly at the age when most men are well into retirement. In this short book, he tells how it was to have a flight instructor one-third his age, to make a sentimental journey to the Pennsylvania airport where the Piper Cub first saw the light of day, to practice spins and aerobatic turns in a Great Lakes biplane, to make a leisurely tour around Lake Winnipesaukee and into his past, and to have a close encounter with the National Defense Emergency of September 11, 2001. A delightful story for anyone who ever dreamed of becoming a pilot.

©2012 Daniel Ford (P)2016 Daniel Ford

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Gracefully executed essays.

An enthusiastic celebration of doped fabric wings, grass runways, and the joys of chasing one's dreams. Delightful.

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Interesting and Fun

My first plane ride was in a Piper Cub and I was thrilled. This book was interesting and it was fun to learn more about the plane. I got a little lost in all the technical terms at times, but overall I enjoyed the book.

The narration held a personal touch that added to the feeling of the emotions and love for flying and the planes.

I requested this audio book from Audiobooks Unleashed and have voluntarily left this review.

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Great Book

Really enjoyed the book. The author and I are close in age. It's good to know that other men start something new in there 60's.