Capricorn Books

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Browse By Category
American History & Travel
Animation, Cartoons & Comics
Antiques & Collectibles
Architecture/Interior Design
Art - Book Illustration/Illustrators
Art - Canadian
Art - First Nations/Indigenous Art
Art - General
Art Instruction (Incl. Woodworking)
Books About Books
British History
Business, Finance
Canada - Architecture
Canada - Biography
Canada - British Columbia
Canada - Folklore/Mythology
Canada - General
Canada - Maritime Provinces
Canada - Native Peoples
Canada - Natural History

View all Categories
 
Gift Card
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Go To:

Global Book Town
The independent online bookstores on Global Book Town have nearly a million used, rare and out of print books.

 

 
 
 
ONE PILOT'S LOG:  THE CAREER OF E.L. "SLONNIE" SLONIGER., Sloniger, Jerrold E.

Author Name    Sloniger, Jerrold E.

Title   ONE PILOT'S LOG: THE CAREER OF E.L. "SLONNIE" SLONIGER.

Publisher    Howell, Charlottesville, VA, 1997, first edition.

Seller ID   22741

192 pp, oblong 8vo (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1574270486 B&w photographs. "From the days of landing in open corn fields with the wind at his face to blind insturment landings in a snowstorm, E.L. "Slonnie" Sloniger was behind the controls of an airplane, open cockpit or closed. Slonnie looped the loop over Nebraska, averted bandits to deliver payrolls in Mexico, and served as an aviation ambassador, inaugurating commercial flight in China. As a pursuit pilot , barnstormer, racer, test pilot, acrobatic pilot, and, ultimately, a commercial pilot, Slonnie grew with aviation. Slonnie learned to fly when he entered the heavier-than-air division of the army, because he 'just didn't want to walk', and s e r v e d in the Air Service in WWI. Upon his return to the U.S., Slonnie bought his own plane, a Curtiss JN-4 'Canuck', and became a barnstormer, selling rides in small towns across the Middle Western plains. He flew for early airlines when t h e bi gg es t cu s tomer was the U.S. mail and saw the beginnings of the major lines; Slonnie was the original senior pilot, Number One, for American Airlines and flew for them for twenty years. In his career he accumulated nearly 25,000 flying ho ur s - a nu mbe r mat ch ed by only a handful of his peers. (This) is Slonnie's story as told to his son during the last years of his life. Slonnie's words together with the Sloniger family's extensive photograph collection recall the details of the c aree r of a t ru e av iat ion pioneer, a pilot's pilot, during an exhilarating period in American aviation history." Very small bump at top edge of front board, several areas of light to moderate edge rubbing on boards. Dust jacket has lig ht e dge wrin kling - ma inl y at top of spine area. Very Good/Very Good

Price = 35.00 USD


Also available.
SHIP RECOGNITION - WARSHIPS:  N.A.T.O. POWERS AND OTHER IMPORTANT SHIPS., Dunn, Laurence.
SHIP RECOGNITION - WARSHIPS: N.A.T.O. POWERS AND OTHER IMPORTANT SHIPS.
Dunn, Laurence.
20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

ALBUM DE LA ARTILLERIA ESPANOLA 1862. (REEDICION DE ALFONSO DE CARLOS PENA.)
125.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE GREAT LAKES - ST. LAWRENCE DEEP WATERWAY.  WITH THREE ADDITIONAL ITEMS:  TEXT OF A PRESENTATION BY LINDSAY; AN ADDRESS BY HONOURABLE LIONEL CHEVRIER; INFORMATION ON THE BEAUHARNOIS CANAL AND POWER HOUSE., Lindsay, Guy A.  With additional material by Lionel Chevrier.
THE GREAT LAKES - ST. LAWRENCE DEEP WATERWAY. WITH THREE ADDITIONAL ITEMS: TEXT OF A PRESENTATION BY LINDSAY; AN ADDRESS BY HONOURABLE LIONEL CHEVRIER; INFORMATION ON THE BEAUHARNOIS CANAL AND POWER HOUSE.
Lindsay, Guy A. With additional material by Lionel Chevrier.
125.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

CONEJITO:  A FOLKTALE FROM PANAMA., MacDonald, Margaret Read.  Illustrated by Geraldo Valerio.
CONEJITO: A FOLKTALE FROM PANAMA.
MacDonald, Margaret Read. Illustrated by Geraldo Valerio.
15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

COYOTE: A TRICKSTER TALE FROM THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST.
McDermott, Gerald. Inscribed, with illustration.
27.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE BEST OF AUSTRALIAN BIRDS.
Watts, Dave.
20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

VOGUE KNITTING STITCHIONARY 2.  THE ULTIMATE STITCH DICTIONARY FROM THE EDITORS OF VOGUE KNITTING MAGAZINE.  VOLUME TWO. CABLES., Scott, Carla, et al.
VOGUE KNITTING STITCHIONARY 2. THE ULTIMATE STITCH DICTIONARY FROM THE EDITORS OF VOGUE KNITTING MAGAZINE. VOLUME TWO. CABLES.
Scott, Carla, et al.
35.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

UNDER WATER WITH OGDEN NASH., Nash, Ogden.  Illustrated by Katie Lee.
UNDER WATER WITH OGDEN NASH.
Nash, Ogden. Illustrated by Katie Lee.
20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE TRANQUILITY AND THE TURBULENCE.
Boulet, Roger. Signed. Foreword by John P. Crabb.
175.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE WAY TO LIFE:  AT THE HEART OF THE TAO TE CHING., Hoff, Benjamin.
THE WAY TO LIFE: AT THE HEART OF THE TAO TE CHING.
Hoff, Benjamin.
150.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE ROYAL MEWS., Stewart-Wilson, Mary.  Photographs by David Cripps.  Foreword by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
THE ROYAL MEWS.
Stewart-Wilson, Mary. Photographs by David Cripps. Foreword by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

FIRST IN ITS CLASS: THE STORY OF THE ROYAL NOVA SCOTIA YACHT SQUADRON., Erhard, Nancie.
FIRST IN ITS CLASS: THE STORY OF THE ROYAL NOVA SCOTIA YACHT SQUADRON.
Erhard, Nancie.
37.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2019. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie