Earth to Sky: The Story of the Hunter Brothers of Sparta, Illinois

 
9781496972453: Earth to Sky: The Story of the Hunter Brothers of Sparta, Illinois
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This book tells the history of the four Hunter brothers, their accomplishments both as a group and individually. It also tells of the tragedies that the Hunters faced. Kenneth served as a production test pilot for Lockheed Aircraft during World War II. Walter became an airline pilot, starting with Robertson Aircraft Corporation in 1928 and retiring from American Airlines in 1966 as their most senior captain with more than 30,000 hours flying time. Walter's story also tells the development of what is now American Airlines. Kenneth's story tells about how the United States prepared pilots and airplanes for World War II. The book provides the history of four young men that were born on a farm to becoming significant contributors to the advancement of aviation in the United States in the mid twentieth century and also gives some essential information about the various airplanes the Hunters flew. The book also tells of the famous aviators that they knew and flew with. People such as Charles A. Lindbergh, James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle and Harlan A. "Bud" Gurney. The book should be of interest to people wanting to know the history of the Hunter brothers and persons enjoying information about airplanes and the airlines.

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