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Fate is the Hunter de Ernest K. Gann
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Fate is the Hunter (edició 1986)

de Ernest K. Gann

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The copper-bottomed classic from a memorable and courageous pilot. FATE IS THE HUNTER is a fascinating and thrilling account of some of the more memorable experiences Ernest K Gann had in the air. He's flown in both peace and war and come close to death many times. Here he reveals the characters he's known and the dramas he's experienced, portraying fate (or death) as a hunter constantly in pursuit of pilots. This is a fabulous account of both the history of aviation and one man's life in the air.… (més)
Membre:rowfy
Títol:Fate is the Hunter
Autors:Ernest K. Gann
Informació:Simon & Schuster (1986), Paperback, 390 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:*****
Etiquetes:airplanes, douglas C-47

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Fate is the Hunter de Ernest K. Gann

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    In the Company of Eagles de Ernest K. Gann (pricklybear)
    pricklybear: E. K. Gann's aviation-inspired books should resonate deeply with anyone who has experienced the thrills and terrors of flight, both military and civilian. His admiration for the courage of pilots and others who go up in fallible machines is evident in 'Eagles' and 'Fate', and, I am sure, in his related works. His incisive psychological studies of the effects of war and danger, and the courage shown by pioneering fliers, are excellent.… (més)
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The author has such a descriptive way of writing that you easily inhabit the various cockpits and join his crew. i haven't read such immersive writing in a long time. ( )
  RobTaylor225 | Oct 23, 2020 |
A gripping and fascinating account of flying before GPS and before even radio beacons. The best book on flying ever; every pilot I've spoken to has read it. ( )
  MervynPurbright | Oct 10, 2020 |
Very wordy, can skip paragraphs or even pages and still get the tale.Could not hold my interest. ( )
  kazan | Sep 30, 2020 |
A fantastic pilot's memoir. The stories are unbelievable. Dealing with icing, flying to Reykjavik, rescuing a downed crew in the Canadian wilderness, flying the Hump to China,… "Did you know we grounded every DC-4 in the world because of you?" The descriptions and the characterizations are also good.

"Even as I watch the ice accumulates… It builds upon itself, decreasing the size of the opening like a closing iris until it is merely a black hole, hardly more than the size of a dollar… Our engines are simply suffocating. Something must remove the ice before it closes the mouths entirely… By backfiring the engines a tongue of flame spurts from the air scoops. It is not the flame but the force of air from the bowels of the engine which knocks away the closing ice."

"The only way the true speed of an aeroplane may be visually appreciated is to fly it close to a relatively stationary surface. In barnstorming days we frequently sought this same exhilaration by skimming over the fields and trees, even following the contours of hills as closely as we dared. It was, at least, a stimulating prelude to disaster which was all too frequently the end result. Such gay foolishness in an airliner is, of course, unthinkable, but the same effect can be achieved by finding a flat-topped deck of cloud and flying along its surface until the bottom arc of the propellers slice into it. This is a harmless diversion and when, as now, a moon illuminates a great mattress of vapour, the effect is intoxicating." ( )
  breic | Apr 21, 2019 |
Say what you will about this book, but Gann sure knows how to tell a fish story. While a lesser author would have made this book unbelievably boring, Gann was able to keep me captivated even though he essentially told the same tale again and again.

What surprised me the most about this book is just how many airline pilots died in the early years of commercial aviation. If anywhere near the number of fatal accidents occurred in commercial aviation today as did back then, there wouldn't be a commercial airline industry anymore. ( )
  lemontwist | Mar 15, 2019 |
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The copper-bottomed classic from a memorable and courageous pilot. FATE IS THE HUNTER is a fascinating and thrilling account of some of the more memorable experiences Ernest K Gann had in the air. He's flown in both peace and war and come close to death many times. Here he reveals the characters he's known and the dramas he's experienced, portraying fate (or death) as a hunter constantly in pursuit of pilots. This is a fabulous account of both the history of aviation and one man's life in the air.

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