Rinker and Kern were raised on the fireside stories of their father, Tom, who spent his youth barnstorming around the country. Tom Buck raised his sons as pilots and taught them to rebuild planes and to fly them by the old seat-of-the-pants, stunt-roll techniques he had grown up on -- until the crash that killed a passenger and lost the elder Buck one of his legs. He had always promised Rinker and Kern a flying trip to California; now the brothers were going by themselves. Flight of Passage is the story of their adventures in the sky with only a compass and a few beat-up old charts to guide them. More than that, it is the story of how the Buck brothers discover their love for one another after a difficult, estranged childhood, and find in the skies an understanding of their father that they couldn't have found on the ground. A beautifully written chronicle of Rink's nostalgic journey back to this time that defined his relationship with his father and brother, Flight of Passage is a story of family, of the distance and the closeness between generations, of understanding gained and time lost.
Flight of Passage is certain to become a new favorite of the millions who loved A River Runs Through It and My Old Man and the Sea. This compelling story will find a place inthe hearts of fathers and sons everywhere.
|Hardcover Book, 368 pages||English|
|Hyperion Books (Unknown)||Unknown|
|9780786861002||6.24 x 9.54 x 1.45 inches|
|Adventurers & Explorers Biography & Autobiography|