O' the Places I've Been by Charles Classen

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“(Classen) set a new speed record for…flying a (single engine airplane) around the world in a little over 20 days. This is a recounting of that journey…this book is for pilots, wannabe pilots, and private aviation buffs, rather than general readers.”
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"This book captures the memorable elements of the record-making world encircling aerial adventure with the author and his partner, Phil Greth, in his 1955, Bonanza from planning through lift-off May 27, 1988, ending twenty days later in Waukegan, IL.
Details of preparation and afterglow are included to provide the reader with a “cradle to grave” perspective and introduces the author’s father to provide insight to motivations.
The planning is intended to emphasize something told to me early on . . . “If the planning is done adequately, the trip will be boring, except for injections of sheer terror when something begins to go wrong.”
The book concludes with a look at the twenty years of record holding as it is celebrated and closes with the bittersweet setting of new records.
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Published April 12, 2012 by Xlibris. 208 pages
Genres: Professional & Technical, Biographies & Memoirs, Travel. Non-fiction
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on Dec 09 2013

“(Classen) set a new speed record for…flying a (single engine airplane) around the world in a little over 20 days. This is a recounting of that journey…this book is for pilots, wannabe pilots, and private aviation buffs, rather than general readers.”

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