I'll Fly Away: A World War II Pilot's Lifetime of Adventures From Biplanes to Jumbo Jets

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After an exciting career flying dozens of different aircraft to destinations as near as midwestern cornfields and as far as Middle Eastern deserts, veteran aviator Jack Race regales us with his unique experiences in I’ll Fly Away, an engaging biography written with acclaimed novelist William Hallstead.

From his adventures flying for the Allies in World War II to his work as head pilot trainer for Ariana Afghan Airlines, Race has logged more than six decades in the air. I’ll Fly Away tracks his travels around the globe, encompassing his post-war job as crop duster and bush pilot, his thirty-four years as a commercial airline pilot for Pan American World Airways, his consultancy to King Hussein for Royal Jordanian Airlines, and the eight years in which he served as lead pilot for Orbis, an eye hospital on wings that served thirty-one countries. In 1989 Race notably retraced Charles Lindbergh’s 1927 20,000-mile goodwill tour, flying his Spirit of Orbis biplane to all forty-eight of the continental U.S. states.

A remarkable and wholly readable biography of an American original, I’ll Fly Away will be essential for the bookshelf of every aviation enthusiast.

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About the Author:

William Hallstead is the author of twenty-one books, including six suspense novels under the pen name William Beechcroft. He is also a flight instructor and a glider pilot, logging 1,100 flying hours. Jack Race is a World War Two veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, a retired commercial airline pilot, and lay Baptist minister.  He has logged a total of 26,306 flying hours. 

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"An intriguing collaborative biography." (Max Friedersdorf Island Sun 2006-10-27)

"Pilots and nonpilots alike will enjoy this engaging biography." (Art Sanfelici Aviation History 2007-05-01)

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