This is the autobiography of aviation pioneer, John Thomson. By age
six John was already obsessed with flying. He grew up near
Teterboro (NJ) Airport and knew Lindbergh, Earhart, Admiral Byrd,
Fokker and Chamberlin. By age twenty-two John had designed, built
and flown fourteen aircraft. He met his wife of sixty-three years
following not just one but two forced landings. He was one of the
first Civilian Pilot Training instructors. He was a pilot with
Trans World Airlines for thirty-two years and tells of pioneering
flights. John spent thirty-seven years racing planes, becoming
President of the Professional Race Pilots Association. He built his
own airport and refurbished antique planes. John was inducted into
the New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame, joining flyers like
Lindbergh, Earhart, Byrd, Fokker, and Chamberlin. This book is
packed with aviation adventures.
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