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They Flew Proud

Jane G. Birch

Editore: Jane G Birch, 2007
ISBN 10: 1933858257 / ISBN 13: 9781933858258
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Titolo: They Flew Proud

Casa editrice: Jane G Birch

Data di pubblicazione: 2007

Legatura: Hardcover

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Riassunto: They Flew Proud crisply tells the story of the Civilian Pilot Training Program through the Army Air Force Cadets at Grove City College (PA.) and the Grove City Airport where the flight instructors (including Gardner Birch) trained the cadets to solo. Across the U.S., more than 435,000 men and women were taught to fly under the CPTP in pre and post WWII. In Grove City, the 8th Detachment s 486 students received almost 5,000 hours of instruction, and then went forward to serve their nation in WWII.

In Part 2, Gardner Birch, manager/instructor refocused the airport to teach civilians to fly after the CPTP was abruptly cancelled. He created five boards to record the 127 students and their solo dates ( 44- 48). Narratives from these men and women retell of learning basic flying skills through many wonderful and humorous aviation stories. Those lessons learned in aviation s early days prepared them for a smoother flight through life and created friendships and passions for flying and airplanes. Numerous photos and visuals add depth, feeling, and understanding to the expressive text and draw us into the special time when some of the greatest generation learned to fly proud.

L'autore: The Combs Gates Award is an annual juried process of the National Aviation Hall of Fame that prominently recognizes excellence in historic aviation preservation. The 2007 winner, Jane Gardner Birch, was born and raised in Hermitage, Pa. Jane received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Kent State University. She has had careers in teaching, real estate, financial service, and mortgage lending. She has three sons and six grandchildren and lives outside of Annapolis, Md. Jane is available for speaking at meetings or aviation events, for book signings, or to answer questions and can be reached at For more information about They Flew Proud, to obtain purchasing choices, or to register your own CPTP story, visit the website,

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