My Left Mag' Is Out: From the Golden Age to the Space Age
Aviation's evolution could not have flourished without the technical support provided by thousands of men, and now women, who have gone before and are still to come. They have transcended the generic title of 'mechanic' and matured into truly masterful technicians. My Left Mag' is Out is not intended as a primer of aircraft and engine maintenance. The work will publicize to the flying public that there is life beyond the passenger gates and airport ramps where skilled technicians support aircrafts and arouse memories of incidents in the careers of other maintenance technicians.
The author's maintenance career began when two biplanes chased two frightened boys across a field into the shelter of trees, seven years after Lindbergh's flight to Paris. His goal to be in aviation continues through the thirties and his enlistment in the Air Corps, where the airplanes were. Scrubbing engine parts in a cleaning shed, overhauling engines and maintaining aircraft; the attack on Pearl Harbor and the war years; post-war work at maintaining transports on the Korean Airlift followed by years of maintenance on aircrafts used for various purposes; private flying, commercial transports, research and corporate use. Finally, in structural engineering and consultant. The author was also a commercial pilot.
My Left Mag' is Out has appeal to all who are interested in aviation, now, or have been, involved or are contemplating a career in aviation.
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