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"Flight Around the World, An Autobiography" Book Signing

TWA 747

Time: Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Event Type: Public Program

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Flight Around the World is the autobiography of Captain Lyle D Bobzin; a 36 year veteran pilot for Trans World Airlines. Growing up during the Great Depression, he was inspired by the solo flight of Charles A Lindbergh to pursue a career in aviation.

Follow the author as he is hired by Transcontinental & Western Air, "The Lindbergh Line", forerunner of Trans World Airlines. During the 1940s under the ownership and direction of Howard Hughes and President Jack Frye, read about the vision these men shared of creating and implementing an around the world airline and the opposition they overcame, and how these events influenced his world perspective as seen from the flight deck. The story covers the growth of Trans World Airlines from a domestic airline to an international air carrier. Innovative and pioneering, TWA was the first airline to fly the Lockheed Super Constellation, the "Connie", and the Super "G". Discover how world politics influenced the route awards. As the airline industry grew, so did government regulation as the CAA evolved into the FAA. With the advent of the Boeing 707 and the award of landing rights into Hong Kong, TWA flight crews now flew completely around the world. In the 1960s skyjacking and terrorism began targeting the airline industry. Enter the Boeing 747 and you have just some of the challenges this pilot and his company faced.

The author will be available to sign copies of his book.