Passion for Flight Vol. 4: In the Cockpit with Barron Hilton

In the Cockpit with Barron Kindle Ready Book CoverIn 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.

Electronic versions are available through Gumroad, Amazon KindleBarnes and Noble and the iBookstore.

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.

Passion for Flight Vol. 3: In the Cockpit with Cliff Robertson

Robertson iBooks CoverIn the Cockpit with Cliff Robertson is now available in print and as an ebook. The book is the third volume in Passion for Flight, a series of short biographies regarding notable pilots who inspire young and old alike to take to the skies.

Cliff Robertson appeared in more than one hundred roles in his career as an actor, including a young John F. Kennedy in “PT 109,” his Academy Award winning performance in “Charly,” and most recently, Uncle Ben in “Spider-Man.”

But Cliff always felt more comfortable in a plane than in Hollywood. His fascination for aviation began as a child. He accrued several thousand hours in the cockpit and held single-engine land and sea, multi-engine, instrument and commercial licenses, as well as balloon, gliding and seaplane ratings. Over his lifetime he owned a variety of planes, including a Beech Baron 58, Messerschmitt Me 108, Stampe SV4, three Tiger Moths and a Spitfire Mk.IX.

His aviation accomplishments included helping launch the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles program in 1992 and serving as its first national honorary chairman.

In the Cockpit with Cliff Robertson is available in Black & White and Color print versions through Amazon. Electronic versions are available through Gumroad, Amazon KindleBarnes and Noble and the iBookstore.

Visit Di Freeze’s Amazon page to see other books in this series.

Passion for Flight: Tributes to Chuck Yeager and Bob Hoover

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 YeagerIn 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.

Hoover front cover Mar 12In 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