|Title||Adventures of a Yellowbird: The Biography of an Airline|
|Call#||HE9803 .N6 M83|
|Author||Mudge, Robert W.|
History of Northeast Airlines from the 1930s-1969, written to coincide with the airline's 35th anniversary. Signed by author: "To Gus: Nice to be joining Delta. Hope you enjoy our story. Bob Mudge"
". . . Written by one of its veteran pilots, it begins in the early days of commercial aviation, when only daredevils were supposed to go up in airplanes. Northeast pilots flew all over New England, navigating without instruments, without radio, without lights--yet posting a remarkable safety records. Their mettle was tested in World War II, when they vounteered their services to the Government and flew important missions overseas and to northernmost stations deep in the Arctic.
When in 1956, they were awarded a route to Miami, everyone thought fortune was in their grasp. But, instead, they encountered political, competitive, and financial disaster that nearly swept the airline from the skies. Then the employeees, whose courage and hard work had brought them through so many trials, rose up in defense of their airline, and all New England rallied to their aid. Teh story of this heroic struggle and eventual triumph is one of the most thrilling in a chronicle of heroism." [dust jacket]
|Physical Description||374 p. illus., ports. 22 cm.|
World War II
|Credit line||Delta Flight Museum|