December 13, 2006

Solo: My Adventures in the Air by Clyde Edgerton

solo_my_adventures_in_the_a.jpgI have been doing a fair amount of commercial traveling as of late and often find myself in the airport terminal bookstores. Out of the corner of my eye I spotted a book with an airplane on it and the title "Solo: My Adventures in the Air" by Clyde Edgerton. On the back cover was a quote from Men's Journal "Either the best living novelist to fly planes or the best living pilot to write novels". Since I love aviation and enjoy reading about aviation related books I decided to hand over my $12.95 to find out if this was true.

I just finished reading Clyde Edgerton's Solo less than a week after picking it up. The book takes you through Edgerton's flying experiences starting at age four with a visit to a local airstrip, to flying in the United States Air Force and finally to his flights in a PA-12 Super Cruiser he named "Annabelle".

The book was an enjoyable read if you are a pilot or an aspiring pilot I recommend you check it out. I plan on looking at some of his other titles in the near future.

As for my own flight adventures...I plan to return to the wild blue yonder on Saturday.

Posted by at December 13, 2006 7:23 PM

How bizarre. I just read this book. I thought it was great. It was interesting to see all the starts/stops along his aviation experience. I recall he also spoke about training people in the T-28, which oddly enough the instructor who just checked me out in a Mooney last weekend also was a T-28 trainer.

Posted by: John Keating at December 16, 2006 11:59 PM