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    Re: Book - Wind, Sand and Stars
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2015 Aug 19, 17:24 +0000
    Heading 240, trapped by a storm at night, gas running low, decided to land anywhere he can. He drops his last landing flare,
    "It sputtered and spun, illuminating a vast plain, then died away;  beneath him lay the sea!"
    Boy I remember that line, it makes a shiver run up my back.

    I've been caught "on top" with pure white undercast below me stretching from from horizon to horizon with no hole to descend through.
    There's that shiver again. 

    Vol De Nuit--Night Flight

    gl


    From: Norm Goldblatt <NoReply_Goldblatt@fer3.com>
    To: garylapook---.net
    Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 3:12 AM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Book - Wind, Sand and Stars

    I've read all his books. Some, twice.  I'm getting Wind Sand and Stars confused with Night Flight.  But in one or the other, there were fascinating recounts of being caught offshore with a headwind against which he made NO distance across the ground (already mentioned here) and another being stranded on a butte, somehow, and powering over a cliff to acheive flying speed without any runway. I think he was a splendid writer.




       
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