Fly the Wing

Fly the Wing
Fly the Wing

Towards the end of my airline flying career I was asked by pilot/author, Captain Mark Holt, a Delta Airlines pilot, if I would be interested in writing a book that would help pilots transitioning into the airline world.  Mark wrote Turbine Pilots Flight Manual. Mark’s book has sold well over the years.

Airline flying really is another world from flying for the military, corporate, regional airlines, and general aviation.  For some reason, Mark thought I’d be a good candidate to update this great book.

The first two editions were written by the late-great Eastern Airlines captain, Jim Webb.  His first two editions were so well done that I had to work hard to maintain his writing integrity.  I honored Jim’s memory keeping his name on the book as co-author.  I share the royalties with Virginia Webb, Jim’s widow.

I gave it some thought and then went to work.   Some thirteen months later Fly the Wing’s third edition was published by Blackwell Publishing.   Later, the publishing rights were acquired by ASA (Aviation Supplies and Academics).  Now, ten years later, ASA has asked me to produce a fourth edition.   I’m in the process of doing all that is needed in putting the new addition together.  Stay tuned!

…and a big “THANK YOU” to everyone who bought the third edition!