050 Flying Without Wings

Flying Without Wings: The Story of Carroll Guy – A World War II Bomber Pilot (Google eBook) [2008]

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Dog Ear Publishing, 2008 – Biography & Autobiography – 116 pages
This is the extraordinary story of a poor Tennessee farm boy growing up during the depression of the 1930’s who longed to be a pilot. His dream was realized when he enlisted in January 1941 as an aviation cadet and, despite being terminated from the basic training program in a disciplinary action, he ended up as a liaison pilot instead as a “flying sergeant.” In New Guinea he flew observation in an unarmed piper cub for the 218th heavy Field Artillery Battalion, earning the Silver Star, the Soldier’s Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and promotion to second Lieutenant. With the ingenious help of his flight surgeon friend, he was transferred to the 43rd Bombardment Group, the 65th Bombardment Squadron of the Fifth Air Force. He flew 32 missions in B-24 four engine bombers without regular pilot’s wings, a feat unequaled in World War II. When Lieutenant Guy was sent home with injuries in December 1944, his superior officers in New Guinea notified Lieutenant General Henry (Hap) Arnold, Commandant of the United States Air Force, about his remarkable story. General Arnold summoned Guy to the Pentagon to have his wings pinned on him by an aide. Guy stayed in the US Air Force for a total of 26 1/2 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel, with chief command pilot’s wings. Throughout his career he “bucked the system,” defying colonels and generals when he thought he was right, and they were wrong. I have told his story from boyhood to retirement, recounting experiences that appear unbelievable. With World War II veterans dying by the thousands on a daily basis, I felt it was important to tell my husband’s unique story while he is still alive, depending upon taped interviews, personal recollections, and his official military records. Dr. Milton Gusack, a flight surgeon with the 43rd Bomb Group, commented: “I loved the book. It is classic Kelly, showing he was a combination of guts, capability, loyalty and stubbornness. This story is a truthful revelation about warfare and how the American spirit was able to survive the most horrible experiences and still maintain a sense of humor.” Dr. Ken Wolf, Murray State University history professor said: “Kelly made me think of Forest Gump: Placed in unusual situations, he was unphased by meeting celebrities and persisted in achieving the impossible.” Even back in 1958, a writer for the Olmsted AFB newsletter in Pennsylvania wrote a feature about Kelly in the war. Hal L. Eustace, chief of Advertising and Publicity, sent a copy of the story to Tinker AFB where Kelly had been stationed, with a letter stating: “This is one of the most unusual stories that I ever ran across in the service.”

 

 

 

 

 


Flying without wingsNASA lifting bodies and the birth of the space shuttle [1999]

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Smithsonian Institution Press, 1999 – Technology & Engineering – 244 pages
This book charts the transformation of aircraft into spacecraft and describes the efforts of a small group of NASA pilots and researchers to prove a seemingly impossible aerodynamic concept that would profoundly influence the history of spaceflight. Flying Without Wings begins in the late 1950s with the design and development of an oddly-shaped wingless aircraft known as lifting bodies. Although this was not the technology used to land on the moon, the proponents of lifting bodies continued throughout the 60s and 70s and eventually became central to the design of the first space shuttle launched in 1981. 

 

 

 

 

Author Milton Thompson played a central role in the development of lifting bodies and participated in every step of the development from construction to first flight. He presents a compelling historical account of the adventure, triumphs, setbacks, hair-raising test flights, and sheer fun of pioneering this remarkable technology. Curtis Peebles completed the manuscript and added two chaptersthat describe the lifting body program in the 1980s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Flying Without WingsPersonal Reflections on Loss, Disability, and Healing [1990]

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Bantam BooksFeb 1, 1990 – Biography & Autobiography – 212 pages

Flying Without Wings is the powerful story of one man‘s struggle with
disability–an illuminating and inspirational account of the resilience of the
human spirit and its ability to triumph over loss and disability.

 

 


The Accidental CyclistA modern fable
about flying without wings

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Flying Without Wings: A Flight Simulation Manual

(Trade paperback: Unabridged.) by Paul Garrison McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 1985, 144 pages, English

 

 


Maglev TrainRunning Without Wheels, Flying Without Wings : a Magnetic Journey on the Shanghai Maglev Train

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Lewin Education Centre Pte Limited, 2010 – High speed trains – 14 pages
Boa Songs: Eat You Up, Flying Without Wings, I Did It for Love, Mamoritai: White Wishes, Eien-Universe-Believe in Love, Do the Mo

 

 

Boa Songs: Eat You Up, Flying Without Wings, I Did It for Love, Mamoritai

White Wishes, Eien-Universe-Believe in Love, Do the Mo

by LLC Books Books Group


The Outlook, Volume 56 (Google eBook)

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Outlook Company, 1897
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To Fly Without WingsAdventures at the Outer Limits of Consciousness

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New Reality, 2011 – Body, Mind & Spirit – 211 pages
Have you ever wondered if stories of magical flying could be really happening? Can humans transcend the constraints of the real world sufficiently to levitate and fly in the mystical, magical, semi-divine sense? Are we fallen angels or gods and goddesses who have lost our powers and cannot find the way back? If you’ve ever grappled with questions like this, you’ll enjoy this book beyond any you have ever read. It delivers answers, real answers, not pap and recycled platitudes such as are found in a number of fashionable best-sellers which are supposed to “reveal” great truths – but don’t cut it. Expand you mind, stretch your beliefs, look into the world beyond and see things you never thought were possible. This book will open your eyes to a wonderful new level of Being.

 

 


Stories of animal life (Google eBook)

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American book company, 1899 – Animals – 261 pages
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Mixed Emotions (Google eBook)

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AuthorHouseJan 28, 2014 – Art
Mixed Emotions presents a collection of musical songs that is developed from a spiritual aspect which reaches and touches the family, children, youth and people from all diversified background. Overall my contribution is designed to mark phases of my own experience as well as to enlighten, stimulate and provoke thought for the reader who might express an interest in a similar believe.
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She Flies Without WingsHow Horses Touch a Woman’s Soul (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing GroupDec 10, 2008 – Body, Mind & Spirit – 288 pages
From a renowned horsewoman and gifted storyteller comes this groundbreaking new book that explores a powerful relationship like no other: the magical kinship between women and horses.Drawing from myth and literature, the author’s own experiences, and interviews with countless women, we learn, through women’s deeply personal stories, how horses enrich our lives and connect us to nature–making us readers of rhythm and invisible signs, helping us harness our youthful sexuality, sharing the “horsepower” we need to reach our dreams. And here we see how, for thousands of years, the deep kinship between women and horses has connected us to our most intimate feelings of delight, helped us learn to solve problems, and set our creativity free.

From the poetry of Geoffrey Chaucer to the fiction of Jane Austen to folktales from around the world, She Flies Without Wings uses great literature and myth to encompass a wide spectrum of beliefs and perspectives–and creates a true celebration of speed, air, and the spectacular animal that connects us with both.

Filled with the moving lessons–-about sensuality, commitment, power, nurturance, and spirituality–women riders have known for centuries, written with a loving hand by an expert equestrian, She Flies Without Wings is an eloquent paean to a pairing that enlivened history, inspired literature, and continues to enchant us all.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


Helicopter ManIgor Sikorsky and His Amazing Invention

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Enslow Publishers, Inc.Sep 1, 2010 – Juvenile Nonfiction – 32 pages
“Read about Igor Sikorsky’s life, and how he built the first successful helicopter”–Provided by publisher.
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Fighting the Flying Circus (Google eBook)

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Frederick A Stokes Company, 1919 – Air pilots, Military – 371 pages
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Ray of Hope

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iUniverseJan 1, 2001 – Fiction – 164 pages
Angels involved in the everyday lives of ordinary who have gone astray in their lives.
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Rethinking the New Medievalism (Google eBook)

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R. Howard BlochAlison CalhounJacqueline Cerquiglini-TouletJoachim KüpperJeanette Patterson
JHU PressMar 27, 2014 – Literary Criticism – 288 pages
In the early 1990s, Stephen Nichols introduced the term “new medievalism” to describe an alternative to the traditional philological approach to the study of the romantic texts in the medieval period. While the old approach focused on formal aspects of language, this new approach was historicist and moved beyond a narrow focus on language to examine the broader social and cultural contexts in which literary works were composed and disseminated. Within the field, this transformation of medieval studies was as important as the genetic revolution to the study of biology and has had an enormous influence on the study of medieval literature. Rethinking the New Medievalism offers both a historical account of the movement and its achievements while indicating—in Nichols’s innovative spirit—still newer directions for medieval studies.

The essays deal with questions of authorship, theology, and material philology and are written by members of a wide philological and critical circle that Nichols nourished for forty years. Daniel Heller-Roazen’s essay, for example, demonstrates the conjunction of the old philology and the new. In a close examination of the history of the words used for maritime raiders from Ancient Greece to the present (pirate, plunderer, bandit), Roazen draws a fine line between lawlessness and lawfulness, between judicial action and war, between war and public policy. Other contributors include Jack Abecassis, Marina Brownlee, Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet, Andreas Kablitz, and Ursula Peters.

— Sarah Spence, University of Georgia

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Paganism and Christianity, 100-425 C.E.A Sourcebook (Google eBook)

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Ramsay MacMullenEugene Lane
Fortress PressJan 1, 1992 – Religion – 296 pages
This book is a collection of nearly 175 documents?from saints, emperors, philosophers, satirists, inscriptions, graffiti, and other interesting types?that sheds light on the complex fabric of religious belief as it changed from a variety of non-Judeo-Christian movements to Christian in late antiquity. These texts illuminate and bring to life the bizarre and the banal of the social world of the Roman Empire, the world in which Christianity ultimately gained preeminence. This treasury of texts leads the reader through the matrix of beliefs among which Christianity grew. It includes both Christian and non-Christian sources, avoiding a common but obscuring division between the two. The material is presented as one single flow that satisfies natural curiosity and whets the reader’s appetite for more. Brief explanatory introductions to the documents are included.
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Ruben Studdard  ‎– Flying Without Wings And Superstar

Genre: Funk / SoulPop Style: SoulVocal Year: 2003

 

“Flying Without Wings”

[Verse 1]
Everybody’s looking for that something
One thing that makes it all complete
You’ll find it in the strangest places
Places you never knew it could be
Some find it in the faces of their children
Some find it in their lovers eyes
Who can deny the joy it brings
When you find that special thing
You’re flying without wings

[Verse 2]
Some find it sharing in every morning
Some in their solitary lives
You’ll find it in the works of others
A simple line can make you laugh or cry
You’ll find it in the deepest friendships
The kind you cherish all your lives
And when you know how much that means
You have found that special thing
You’re flying without wings

[Bridge]
So impossible as they may seem
You’ve got to fight for every dream
‘Cuz who’s to know which one you let go
Would have made you complete

[Verse 3]
But for me it’s waking up beside you
To watch the sun rise on your face
To know that I can say I love you
At any given time or place
It’s the little things that only I know
Those are the things that make you mine, all mine
And it’s the flying without wings
‘Cuz you’re my special thing
I’m flying without wings
You’re the place my life begins
And you’ll be where it ends
I’m flying without wings
And that’s the joy it brings
I’m flying without wings

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