17 July 2011

University of Texas at Austin's Reading List and a Recommendation of My Own

I've made a tradition of, every year, posting a link to the University of Texas at Austin's summer reading list for ideas for reading material over the summer.  I'll add one of my own: North Star Over My Shoulder, by Bob Buck.  It's a good autobiography by Bob Buck, who flew for TWA for many years.  It's well written, and he explains the technical items to you, so you don't have to know all the technical terms.   It explains how they navigated in the days before LORAN and GPS -- they did it by the stars.  Imagine trying to land at Midway Island, flying from Alaska, just using the stars to navigate.  Quite tricky, I think.

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