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SOME PIGS CAN FLY

AVIATION ANECDOTES

by Peter Rowlands




ABOUT THE BOOK

 

More than a monologue about flying airplanes, this retrospective on forty years of military and commercial aviation contains a selection of side-story anecdotes that increase its entertainment value. While experienced aviators may discover previously unknown facts about an aircraft’s production history or reconnect with long-forgotten details about its performance envelope, our young grandchildren might be amused to read about our ancient technologies and how they worked … or not. For memory-challenged historians, there are attempts to describe long-gone machines such as the Link Trainer and to depict seldom seen procedures such as inflight operation of a fifteen-man Argus crew. For geographers, there is a winter of charter flying around the Caribbean and a summer of high altitude photography over northwestern Canada. For all plane watchers, there is insight into commercial airline operations and close-up inspections of erstwhile modern jetliners along with in-your-face looks at several classic Canadian aerodromes. While re-igniting old fires and kindling warm aviation memories for pilots everywhere and anywhere, these anecdotes might also help members of the youngest generation to appreciate a small slice of history and to be further motivated in pursuit of their dreams. Although there is no real moral to this story, its underlying theme can usually be found flying in formation with time-tested truisms.

Although sometimes you have to be good to be lucky,

it’s often better to be lucky than good.


 

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AUTHOR’S BIO


This book is it

​ ... everything you need to know about the author's life in aviation ... a person of varied talents and master of none​, Rowlands survived a 40-year aviation career while including serious skiing and paddling addictions as well as two decades of volunteer effort in the realm of river ecology. Subsequent to early retirement from Air Canada in 2003, writing and photography tendencies led him into film production and book writing. Inspired by the beauty of flight,​ Some Pigs Can Fly is written primarily for the entertainment of friends and family,​ especially for the great grandchildren ​yet to come. ​While this digital version is freely available to anyone who enjoys long-winded bouts of hangar flying, there also remains a limited number of hard-copy books available at exorbitant prices by special arrangement with the author.

CONTACT INFO -  perowlands44@gmail.com




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