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Spinning through Clouds: Tales from an Early Hoosier Aviator
By Max E. Knight

Aviation pioneers of the 1930s flew by the seat of their pants. Donning leather helmets and fur-lined goggles, these adventurous men and women climbed into open cockpits and flew by feelings rather than by instruments. They looped, spun, hedge hopped, and landed in farm pastures. Max Knight began flying in 1936 at the age of ten. In his book, Spinning Through Clouds: Tales from an Early Hoosier Aviator, Knight relates the flying adventures he and others enjoyed in and around his father’s airport near Lynn, Indiana. Suitable for young adult and adult readers, the book also explores stories of early state and national aviation history with characters such as Roscoe Turner and Amelia Earhart.

Spinning Through Clouds Teacher Resource

Softcover, 150 pages. IHS Press, 2008. ISBN 9780871952561.

About the author
Max Knight has been involved in many facets of life including twenty-eight years as a newspaper reporter and thirty-eight years as an ordained pastor. He is a veteran of World War II, grew up from the age of nine flying airplanes, and traveled the world with his wife Mazella making travelogue movies.


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