Freeze Time Media proudly announces print versions of the first two volumes of Passion for Flight, In the Cockpit with Chuck Yeager and In the Cockpit with Bob Hoover.
In the Cockpit with Chuck Yeager is the first volume in a series of short biographies regarding notable pilots who inspire young and old alike to take to the skies. Brig. Gen. Charles Elwood “Chuck” Yeager was the first person to break the sound barrier, on October 14, 1947. After he was shot down during World War II and evaded capture, he successfully fought a rule that banned shot-down pilots from re-entering combat and eventually became a double ace. In 65 years in military cockpits, he flew at least 340 different makes and models of military airplanes, including the Air Force’s entire inventory during World War II, as well as aircraft from Germany, France, England, Japan, Sweden and Russia.
In the Cockpit with Bob Hoover details the life of Bob Hoover. Hoover was shot down on Feb. 9, 1944, and spent 15 years as a prisoner of war. He was later assigned to Wright Field as a test pilot and served as Chuck Yeager’s backup pilot for the X-1 program. He left the military in 1948, joined General Motor’s Allison Division as a test pilot, and later tested and demonstrated airplanes for North American Aviation/Rockwell International. He flew popular aerobatic demonstrations in airplanes including a Shrike Commander 500S and well-known P-51. In more than 50 years of flying, the legendary air show pilot performed aerobatics in more airplane types, events and countries, and before more people, than anyone in the history of aviation.
In the Cockpit with Chuck Yeager and In the Cockpit with Bob Hoover are presently available through Amazon and on Gen. Yeager’s website in the Right Stuff Store. Click here for a preview of In the Cockpit with Chuck Yeager and here for a preview of In the Cockpit with Bob Hoover.
it is the mission of Freeze Time Media to make this book and future books in the Passion for Flight series available to organizations, libraries and schools, to further interest in aviation. Please use the contact form to inquire about wholesale prices and donations for this purpose.
There are presently ten ebooks available in the series, at Amazon and BN.com. Those books will be available in print over the next few months. The series will eventually include more than fifty titles.
Di Freeze interviewed many of the world’s best known aviators during nearly a decade as editor-in-chief of a national aviation publication. Those biographies and others form “Passion for Flight,” a digital and print series of short biographies regarding notable pilots who inspire young and old alike to take to the skies. Follow the series as it unfolds at www.passionforflight.org.
Through Freeze Time Media, Di co-wrote and published “From the Ground Up: From the Tractor to the Trailer,” the autobiography of Colorado aviation sales pioneer Talmage E. Miller. She has also edited self-help, fiction and children’s books. She lives in Denver with her husband John and their rescued shih tzus, the subject of Same Shih Tzu Different Day.