Flying High
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Flying High
Published:
11/21/2005
Format:
Perfect Bound Softcover
Pages:
616
Size:
6x9
ISBN:
978-1-42085-875-4
Print Type:
B/W
Before you turn the next 613 pages, I want you to know that travel by airplane is still the safest mode of transportation available,--so far,--in this millennium. There are unannounced drug & alcohol checks for the entire crew, --------------Crews & Stews-------------. These inspections are made prior to going to work—at Volume I of Flying High occurred mostly in the last of the Whoring Sixties”. Television was playing in the display window of your local department store. >Dick Tracy and buddies had the only “Cell Phones”. Mary-juanna” started taking money away from the liquor and tobacco industry. The hippies were moving into the Haight-Ashberry area. The “pill” had become the Catholics answer to birth control. That didn’t work. –The world’s population has doubled since one-ninner-six-zero.-------- Jet airplanes were leaving contrails in the sky for the first time. Aviating, at that point in time, was a litta, no a lottaloosa, than it is now. I have written in Co-Pilots and Flight Engineers as Captains—if later on in the course of FLYING GIANT AIRLINES they achieve the- And by the way, ---some of the players names have been changed to protect the guilty. ALL I CAN TELL YOU IS--- ---“IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER AGAIN”--- ---“I WOULD DO IT EXACTLY THE SAME WAY”--- What you are about to enter now is the Flylight Ozone. This book is 613 pages

FLYING “HIGH”

“THE FEA—er--FUN OF FLYING”

CAPTAIN JACK RESLEY BECK REALLYTIRED

At this point in time---Mark raised his head up from the instrument panel and, ---

“Greased the Comanche right on the numbers.”

 

squeak             squeak

 

squeak

 

“Ahhh---how sweet it is---thank god that’s over.”

tictictictictictictictictictictictictic

The sound the propellers make when the landing gear collapses.

SCRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPE

SCRUNCH

The sound the airplane makes after you hear tictictictic.

---WE STOPPED---A LITTLE DAZED---

 

Up till this time---Julie sat in the back seat---uttered not a word.

            At this time---Julie was out of the back seat---came over the top of my seat and my body---was out my door just as the Comanche came to a screeching ass halt.

Mark and I sat there for a few moments---in shock.

            “Mark---Let’s go back over to the Riverside Casino and do some more gambling---Right now I don’t feel like we have anything to lose.”

“Okaaaay”

*****

The one thing that I remember most as the Comanche came to a screeching ass halt---was the heat on the soles of my shoes. ---It felt like I was getting a twenty match hot-foot.

*****

            We got out of the Comanche and surveyed the damage. The propellers were shaped like horseshoes and the once mighty Comanche sat sideways about 500 feet from where we first heard---

tictictictictictictictictictictictictic.

And about this time---

        &

CAPTAIN JACK RESLEY BECK, REallyTIRED

40,000 HOURS & 6.96969 million miles

And that doesn’t include the 1500 hours of P-51 time

P-51 Time=Parker Pen 51-—Phony time

Or the 27 parachute jumps

XVIII AIRBORNE CORPS---KOREAN “CONFLICT”

FLYING TIGER AIRLINES

TWENTIETH CENTURY AIRLINES

AEROVIDAS SUD AMERICANA (ASA)

PACIFIC SOUTHWEST AIRLiNES (PSA) —USAIR

Single Engine; -—Aeronca, Tn-Pacer, PT-22

Twin Engine; ---Grumman Mallard (amphibian), Apache, Boeing 737, DC-9, MD80,

Boeing 757---Boeing 767---C-46—-L-119 (Flying Boxcar)

Three Engine; ---Boeing 727

Four Engine; ---DC-6---Lockheed Super Constellation 1049h,

Lockheed Electra L188

Volume I of Flying High occurred mostly in the late fifties and the “Whoring Sixties”.

What you are about to enter now is the flylight zone.

I'm dedicating this book to Chief Pilot Captain Bill Butler.

If, perchance, any body knows where his Kinfolk are, please let me know at

Becksflyinghigh@aol.com or FAX#928-754-5319

 

 
 


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