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Mercy Flights

Author : Ruth Ballweg
ISBN : 9781439662557
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Mercy Flights--America's first not-for-profit air ambulance service--was created in 1949 in direct response to the polio epidemic and medical transportation problems in Southern Oregon and Northern California. At that time, two small general hospitals provided basic medical care for the community of 17,000 residents. The nearest specialty hospitals for injuries and more complex care were in Eugene (167 miles), Portland (274 miles), and San Francisco (363 miles). Since the Interstate Highway System had not yet been built, these distances were very slowly traveled on two-lane roads. George Milligan, a young air traffic controller--and a pilot himself--mobilized the community to create Mercy Flights and recruited volunteer pilots and nurses to staff the service. The story of Mercy Flights is a grassroots account of heroism, service, creativity, tenacity, and strong community leadership.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service Of Australia

Author : Sheryl Persson
ISBN : 9781921497797
Genre : History
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The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, founded in 1928, was the first comprehensive aerial medical organisation in the world and today, 80 years later, continues to provide emergency and primary healthcare, as well as assistance with communication and education, to people who live, work and travel in regional and remote Australia. THE ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE OF AUSTRALIA is a record of this truly unique organisation that owes its success to men and women of extraordinary vision, ingenuity, daring and dedication. This book is part of Exisle Publishing's Little Red Books series. Every title in the Little Red Books series provides an overview of key events, people or places in Australian history. They cover the essentials, bringing the reader up to speed on the most important, fascinating or intriguing facts. Appealing to everyone from students to pensioners who've always wanted to "know a bit about that", they're an essential part of every Australian bookshelf.

Aviation In Southern Oregon

Author : Bill Alley
ISBN : 9781439625446
Genre : Photography
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Medford, Oregon, pioneered aviation in Southern Oregon and has long enjoyed a reputation for being an air-minded city. When the City of Medford built Newell Barber Field in 1920, it established the first municipally owned airfield in the state. In 1926, Pacific Air Transport selected Medford as a station for the West Coast airmail route. While Portland’s airmail service was located across the river at Vancouver’s Pearson Field in Washington, Medford’s Newell Barber Field was Oregon’s only airmail stop. The 1920s secured Medford’s position as a leader in the growth of both civil and commercial aviation. When technology rendered the original field obsolete, the voters handily approved a new, state-of-the-art field that has continued to expand and grow into a major international airport and free trade zone, capable of accommodating some of the world’s largest aircrafts.

Cumulative List Of Organizations Described In Section 170 C Of The Internal Revenue Code Of 1954

Author : United States. Internal Revenue Service
ISBN : UOM:39015062223717
Genre : Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations
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American Aviation Historical Society Journal

Author : American Aviation Historical Society
ISBN : UOM:39015011151357
Genre : Aeronautics
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On Angel Wings

Author : Roz Denny Fox
ISBN : 9781459218765
Genre : Fiction
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A mother-to-be far from home As a member of Montana's Angel Fleet, Mick Callen has airlifted injured climbers before. But this time is different—because he's more than a little attracted to one of the women he's rescued. However, Hana Egan's situation is complicated; not only is she badly hurt, she's pregnant. Hana has no father for her baby, and although she's afraid to give up her independence, Mick wants to take care of her. Theirs might not be the most conventional route to love and family, but he flies her to Los Angeles, where Hana can recuperate and where her son will be born. A baby in December…

40th Bombardment Group Vh History

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ISBN : 0938021281
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The story of the 40th Bomb Group in the Pacific is told in this fantastic account - India, China, Tinian, Japan, etc.

Medical Journal Of Australia

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ISBN : PSU:000066303060
Genre : Medicine
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Flying On Instinct

Author : L. D. Cross
ISBN : 9781927051849
Genre : History
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They were nicknamed Snow Eagle, Flying Knight, Bush Angel, Punch, Doc and Wop. They worked in open cockpits and flew through cold, snow and fog without the benefit of radios, maps or weather reports. They flew over the Barrens, frozen lakes, boreal forests and mountain ranges by dead reckoning and line of sight. They landed on makeshift runways, glaciers, muskeg, tundra and glassy lakes. Comrades of the wilderness, they were Canada's early bush pilots. L.D. Cross brings us the incredible stories of the brave and enterprising pilots who rolled back the boundaries of western and northern Canada, delivering mail, medicine, miners and all the supplies needed by frontier settlements. Flying such planes as Curtiss, Bellanca, de Havilland, Fairchild, Junkers, Norseman, Stinson and Vickers, they were the off-roaders of aviation, venturing where no others dared to go. Climb into the cockpit with these pioneering pilots for an exciting trip into Canadian aviation history.

The Aopa Pilot

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105015874089
Genre : Aeronautics
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Flying High

Author : Charles R. Mitchell
ISBN : 9781439611517
Genre : Transportation
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In the beginning of the twentieth century, women were demanding more freedom. What could bring more freedom than a chance to fly? Women went up in those early wire-andfabric contraptions to gain independence, to make money, or to make their names as pilots. They sought to prove that women pilots could do just as well as men—and some did far better. Flying High: Pioneer Women in American Aviation tells the story of Blanche Stuart Scott, who made $5,000 a week and broke forty-one bones; of Harriet Quimby, who flew the English Channel handily and then fell to her death in five feet of water near Boston Harbor; of Ruth Law and Katherine Stinson, who set American distance flying records—all before any of them were allowed to vote. Flying High: Pioneer Women in American Aviation also tells the tales of women behind the scenes—the financiers, engineers, and factory workers—from the earliest days of flying to victory in World War II. These stories of the first female flyers are told in rare, vintage photographs, many previously unpublished, from the archives of the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum.

Comet

Author : Graham M. Simons
ISBN : 9781473826588
Genre : Transportation
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“A masterpiece of the most diligent research and extraordinary detail and surely represents the definitive study of the Comet . . . a terrific book.”—Royal Aeronautical Society This volume from the respected and well-regarded aviation historian and author Graham Simons is “a solid book of such scope that you’ll probably consult it for a lot more than just Comet material” (SpeedReaders.info). Extensively illustrated throughout, Comet! features details lifted directly from enquiry and salvage reports, much of which have never been published before and offers a unique insight into the failures and tragedies that blighted the early days of development, laying down lessons that were ultimately to benefit later designs. As part of his research into the book, the author met and interviewed Harry Povey, the De Havilland Production Manager and John Cunningham, the Comet test pilot who would be the first to experience flight at the helms of the iconic craft. Both of these first-hand accounts are relayed in the book, adding a deeper sense of authenticity and a more personalized account of proceedings than facts and reports alone are able to achieve. Attention is also paid to the derivative Nimrod design, and the book features an interview that the author conducted with the aircraft commander of the last ever Nimrod operational flight. Interviews of this kind are supplemented by the author’s own narrative of proceedings, setting personal experience within historical context and exploring the themes and historical topics that the interviews evoke. “An outstanding account of the life of the Comet . . . all readers will find inspiration and achievement in the tale.”—Firetrench

Short Story Index

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ISBN : UOM:49015003032795
Genre : Short stories
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Shorty An Aviation Pioneer

Author : James Glassco Henderson
ISBN : 9781412038973
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Victor John "Shorty" Hatton started his aviation career in a near fatal crash of an Avro 504K and ended it with another Avro aircraft, the Arrow. The story of his working life, from the First World War to the Cold War, is the history of aviation.

British Columbia Lumberman

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ISBN : MINN:31951D00406269P
Genre : Forest products
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Flying Boats

Author : Alex Frame
ISBN : 0864735626
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Flying Boats : My Father's War in the Mediterranean is an exciting and original blend of personal memoir and war history. Alex Frame's father was a flying boat pilot in war and afterwards in peace, and the roots of this book are the logbooks he kept over his 30 year career, the first covering early flights in 1938 and the war years, the second from 1950 to 1960 flying in Sydney and then Tahiti on the legendary Coral route around the Pacific Islands, and the third the final years flying in the Pacific from 1960 to 1969. This book concentrates on the years of World War II , and the star of the story is the Sunderland flying boat T9046, while under the command of Alex's father from November 1940 to June 1941. During this concentrated period of setbacks and disasters for the Commonwealth and British forces, the crews of the large, graceful flying boats were both saviours and victims in the struggle against Hitler's war machine." --Back cover.

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Operation Chowhound

Author : Stephen Dando-Collins
ISBN : 9781466879157
Genre : History
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The true story of a little-known, yet remarkable World War II operation, which had all the hallmarks of a suicide mission. Beginning with a crazy plan hatched by a suspect prince, and an even crazier reliance on the word of the Nazis, Operation Chowhound was devised. Between May 1 and May 8, 1945, 2,268 military units flown by the USAAF, dropped food to 3.5 million starving Dutch civilians in German-occupied Holland. It took raw courage to fly on Operation Chowhound, as American aircrews never knew when the German AAA might open fire on them or if Luftwaffe fighters might jump them. Flying at 400 feet, barely above the tree tops, with guns pointed directly at them, they would have no chance to bail out if their B-17s were hit—and yet, over eight days, 120,000 German troops kept their word, and never fired on the American bombers. As they flew, grateful Dutch civilians spelled out "Thanks Boys" in the tulip fields below. Many Americans who flew in Operation Chowhound would claim it was the best thing they did in the war. In this gripping narrative, author Stephen Dando-Collins takes the reader into the rooms where Operation Chowhound was born, into the aircraft flying the mission, and onto the ground in the Netherlands with the civilians who so desperately needed help. James Bond creator Ian Fleming, Hollywood actress Audrey Hepburn, as well as Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and Churchill all play a part in this story, creating a compelling, narrative read.

God Wins

Author : Eleanor B. Rosedale
ISBN : 9781621364023
Genre : Religion
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Faraday Comes Home

Author : Robert Harlow
ISBN : 9781477143926
Genre : Fiction
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Robert Harlow is one of Canadas best kept literary secrets. A noted craftsman, he is also one its finest story-tellers. Born in northern British Columbia, he was a military pilot for a number of years, later a student at the Iowa Writers Workshop, then a producer and director for a decade-and-a-half at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation before joining the faculty of The University of British Columbia. He now lives and writes on one of the Gulf Islands off Canadas southwest coast.

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