On this Sunday of President’s Day weekend, we are looking at the 2007 book Mavericks of the Sky: The First Daring Pilots of the U.S. Air Mail.
If you still have an Amazon gift card from Christmas this book may be just the item.
My gift card came in handy while writing today’s blog with ordering my own hard cover copy of the book.
References to Air Mail abound in our vocabulary including themed items. It was just two days ago we were looking at Whimsical Air Mail Postal Package Trinket Box.
Last year in March, I recall writing my post on Stale Mail Airmail Letter & Celebrating AnchoredScraps 750th Daily Blog Post Today; shortly afterwards there was my post on Jupiter Balloon Airmail Flight and 2012 100th Anniversary First North Carolina Air Mail Flight.
Mavericks of the Sky: The First Daring Pilots of the U.S. Air Mail
“It was the pilots of the U.S. Air Mail service who made it possible for flight to evolve from an impractical and deadly fad to today’s worldwide network of airlines. Nicknamed “The Suicide Club,” this small but daring cadre of pilots took a fleet of flimsy World War I “Jenny” Biplanes and blazed a trail of sky routes across the country.
In the midst of the Jazz Age, they were dashing, group–proud, brazen, and resentful of authority. They were also loyal, determined to prove the skeptics wrong.
MAVERICKS OF THE SKY, by Barry Rosenburg and Catherine Macaulay, is a narrative non–fiction account of the crucial, first three years of the air mail service – beginning with the inaugural New York–to–Washington D.C. flight in 1918, through 1921 when aviator Jack Knight was the first to fly across the country at night and furthermore, through a blizzard…”
Furthermore, there are two editorial reviews we can read more about the book here.
I’m going to have ask my stamp club buddies if they have already read this book! Wishing you a restorative Sunday.
P.S. Today is day 18 of #InCoWriMo2018
Attribution & Thank you to the following who I am referencing today –
Mavericks of the Sky: The First Daring Pilots of the U.S. Air Mail Paperback – February 20, 2007 by
AnchoredScraps: Jupiter Balloon Airmail Flight and 2012 100th Anniversary First North Carolina Air Mail Flight 3-19-2017; Stale Mail Airmail Letter & Celebrating AnchoredScraps 750th Daily Blog Post Today 3-16-2017