I've Topped the Wind: I fly, I envy no one

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I've Topped the Wind is a personal telling of the history, and romance of flight. For millennia folks looked up and envied the freedom of birds, but flight for our ancestors a dream unrealized. All that changed in 1903 when the Orville Wright lifted off from the beach at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina into the history books. That 12 second flight began an odyssey that continues today. In I've Topped the Wind, I recount stories of aviation pioneers, some well known, others not so much. Names like Clyde Cessna, Olive Ann and Walter Beech, Bill Piper, and Bill Lear are familiar to all who fly, but even aviators may not know the contributions of Bob Moury, Fred Weick, Clarence G. Taylor, or Eddie Stinson. Their stories are told in a conversational style, and I add a few of my own stories taken from over 50 years of flying made possible because these aviation pioneers looked up and said "why not?" Few industries have grown as fast, or change as much, in so little time, as aviation. Consider: it was just 66 years from the beaches of Kitty Hawk to Tranquility Base the Moon. Today folks enter an aluminum tube, ascend to several thousand feet above the ground, are moved through the air at over 500 miles per hour, all without giving it a second thought. Folks know that some corporation is responsible for the big fast busses that ply the sky as airlines. I've Topped the Wind tells stories of the development of a lesser known, but equally import, aspect of aviation. These are the stories private and general aviation. Air taxi, or air charter services, pilot training, and high performance private jets are part of the story. I think you will enjoy the flight. Jess W. Morrill Captain, ATP (Retired)

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