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The Flying Yankee
by Henry Augustine Bruno


Overview - This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER m LEARNING TO FLY Arrival and impression of flying field at Deseronto--My first air joy ride and crash--Fun at camp--Camp amusements--Scaring the natives--Forced landings and country hospitality--Some serious airplane accidents--Machine-gun practice or ranges--Aerial wireless work--Graduation after five-hour solo.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER m LEARNING TO FLY Arrival and impression of flying field at Deseronto--My first air joy ride and crash--Fun at camp--Camp amusements--Scaring the natives--Forced landings and country hospitality--Some serious airplane accidents--Machine-gun practice or ranges--Aerial wireless work--Graduation after five-hour solo. X7E were all thinking about supper as we "lined up in formation, two deep, everyone hungry as a bear. A Sergeant Major took us in charge and ordered us to identify our kits and baggage, which had come in on the same train. My first impression of Deseronto was not encouraging. It is a little more than a village, situated on the shores of Lake Ontario, in the heart of Indian territory. The more I saw of it, the less I liked it. While waiting at the station for the motor tender which was to take us on the three-mile trip to Camp Mohawk we had our first real glimpse of aeroplanes in battle formation. We heard the low humming of the motors before we saw the planes. When they came into view it was a sight well worth seeing. The sun was sinking in the West and gleams of gold were reflected from the white wings. Seven aeroplanes were swooping and diving and there wasn't a man among us who did not envy the men up in the sky. Evidently something had happened to the tender, as we were kept waiting for more than half an hour. It was a relief when it finally did arrive and we started on our way to the camp. I managed to sit in front with the chauffeur, a young Corporal, who informed me that the flying field at Camp Mohawk was the best in Canada. We were halted by an armed guard where the road turned into the camp. "New Cadets," sang the Corporal. "Pass, new Cadets," and we were inside the camp. The road wound through a wood, then...


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  • ISBN-13: 9781230248455
  • ISBN-10: 1230248455
  • Publisher: Theclassics.Us
  • Publish Date: September 2013
  • Page Count: 42
  • Dimensions: 9.69 x 7.44 x 0.09 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.21 pounds


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