Don't call me a legend: The extraordinary story of international pilot Charlie Vaughn Hardcover – Oct 1996
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From the Publisher
Happy Landings has a limited number of the book Don't Call Me a Legend signed by both Charlie Vaughn and the author Garth Wallace. These are available through Amazon.com.
From the Author
Interviewing Charlie Vaughn off and on over three years for this book was a unique experience. Charlie is a master pilot who has done it all. He is also a natural story teller with a lively sense of humor. The combination produced vivid descriptions of aviation as it has evolved over the last 50 years. I hope you enjoy spending time with Charlie through this book as much as I did while writing it.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
So I wanted to read this work for memories of those days long past and to put to bed questions I had during those days as the airport line-boy qualified only to stand on the sidelines and listen while stories unfolded. Not content with pushing the club's airplanes in and out of the hangar or refueling them for the next student, I too went on to span the globe eventually in commercial Hercules operations. In short,I can identify with the participants and the subject.
Garth has taken the liberty of writing the text as if we are all sitting at the club's coffee shop and talking candidly about a very interesting flying career. The paragraphs bounce back and forth between the principal story tellers with Garth enlightening us on the background of the scene being described. At times this can be confusing as to who is telling what but for my own part not hard to follow as I can still hear their voices over the cacophony.
I also particularly liked the chronological order of the events portrayed as this prevented the text from bounding all over the time span and the globe making the reading easier to follow.
There is always a great temptation with works like this to tell too much.Read more ›
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Especially if you are a pilot and remember the time when this story happened there is none better (not that I know of).