In the Cockpit with Barron Hilton is now available in print and as an ebook. The book is the fourth volume in Passion for Flight, a series of short biographies regarding notable pilots who inspire young and old alike to take to the skies.
Barron Hilton is the retired chairman, president, and CEO of Hilton Hotels Corporation. He became fascinated by aviation when he was a child and learned to fly when he was 17. Regarded by many as the “patron saint” of sport aviation, his involvement includes founding the Hilton Cup, an international soaring competition, and sponsoring Earthwinds Hilton and Global Hilton, both efforts to circumnavigate the earth in a manned balloon.
He received the Gold Air Medal of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in 2009 and was inducted into the International Air & Space Hall of Fame in 2012 for his lifetime support of aviation. He owns a Cessna Citation V Ultra, a restored Beech Staggerwing, a vintage Bull Stearman, a Bellanca Super Decathlon, five gliders, two tow planes, three hot air balloons — and until recently — an Extra 300 and an MD 500-E helicopter. Before he retired from the cockpit in 2012, he flew them all.
A special Amazon edition of In the Cockpit with Barron Hilton is available in full color on white paper, 6.69” x 9.61,” 160 pages, with 50 pictures. Most interior pictures are in color; however, some vintage photographs are in black and white. In the Cockpit with Barron Hilton will soon be available in an economical black and white version.
Visit Di Freeze’s Amazon page to see other books in this series, including Passion for Flight with Chuck Yeager, Passion for Flight with Bob Hoover and Passion for Flight with Cliff Robertson.