Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Half Priced Books - Another Flying story
All of this for less than $25. I was especially excited to find the old Cessna Manual of Flight, which was the exact same book (year included) I got my Private Pilot License (even if it was Half Priced Books Priced at $10) I look it it now, and compare it to another often used reference book, and just laugh, but at the time it was some serious reading.
As a teen, I worked at the little local airport most weeknights and every weekend, while going to the local college. After we closed for the day, I'd often remain behind with that Cessna book. The 70+ year old owners upstairs in the apartment built above the place, were within earshot, enjoying their time together, kindly doing all they could to help with my flying education. I'd stay there for a couple of hours, flipping through a Cessna Pilot Training tape on Cassette, "beep", turn the page, "beep", go get another cup of really horrific machine coffee. I was working 30-40 hours a week and going to college full time. Coffee was my friend.
But I loved finding the book.
Look Jon Bon Jovi is using the radio!
Sleep well, and stay safe.
Posted by Brigid at 10:30 PM