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Hardcover Slipping the Surly Bonds: Great Quotations on Flight Book

ISBN: 0070220166

ISBN13: 9780070220164

Slipping the Surly Bonds: Great Quotations on Flight

A collection of the most compelling remarks made about flying.


Format: Hardcover

Condition: Very Good

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Required Reading for Pilots....

Flying is a PASSION and "Slipping the Surly Bonds" is a great book for anyone who shares that passion....This is a must read for pilots or ANYONE interested in flying or connected with the aviation industry. It is NOT a " sparse, flowery book of aviation poetry," - it is a very thorough book of aviation history in the form of various quotes. I would estimate that there are approximately 1000 quotes contained in this easy to read format.This book makes a WONDERFUL gift for pilots and those who have always been fascinated with flying. However, unlike most books that contain a few poetic lines on each page - this book centers more around historic and literary quotes. Although it is more than a "coffee table" book, it is certainly a book that would easily interest most guests."Slipping the Surly Bonds" is divided into 14 areas and has an index for easy referencing. Areas of interests include: First Flights, Magic and Wonder of Flight, Air Power, Combat, Predictions, Piloting, Safety, Space, and Women Fly and more. As a female Vice President of two small Aviation Companies, I have often searched for gifts for pilots, etc. who have been difficult to buy for. I have never gone wrong when purchasing this book as a gift.

Takeoff With This Book . . .

. . . and you won't want to land. As a pilot (SEL, gliders, hang gliders and paragliders) and a skydiver (D-454), I find this book to be absolutely delightful. Dave English has researched nearly one thousand quotations, divided them into 13 categories and brought the words to life in an exquisite hardcover book. This collection will delight every pilot and will make an EXCELLENT GIFT.

This book captures the magic of flight perfectly

This collection of quotes describes all of the emotions of flight perfectly. As a pilot, I found the quotes to be a perfect tribute to flight. This book made me feel proud and honored to be a part of aviation. I highly recommend this book to everyone. To you pilots, you will walk away from this book with a feeling of pride and inspiration.

One Small Book for Dave, One Giant Leap for...

A hundred years of hangar flying in one place. All of the classic quotes from aviators over the history of flight reside here. Airline pilot Dave English did a spectacular job pulling all of this together in one place. This is a great gift for any aviation enthusiast on your Christmas list.

A must add to any pilot's library!

Finally, all the great aviation quotes are in one volume. Dave English's book puts all those quotes that pilots hear all the time, yet are hard pressed to remember, at one's fingertips. I bought half a dozen copies for Christmas gifts....they were greatly appreciated. This is one aviation reference book that will not be collecting dust!
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