Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
One Pilot's Log: The Career of E.L. "Slonnie" Sloniger
Foyalty 51

One Pilot's Log: The Career of E.L. "Slonnie" Sloniger (Paperback)

£16.99
Currently unavailable to order online.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

The career of one of the USA's most colourful aviationists is told by his son, drawing on the extensive family photography collection and four months of taping his father's reminiscences during an exhilarating period in American aviation history. From the days of landing in open corn fields with the wind at his face to blind instrument landings in a snowstorm, E.L. "Slonnie" Sloniger was behind the controls of an airplane, open cockpit or closed. Slonnie looped the loop over Nebraska, averted bandits to deliver payrolls in Mexico, and served as an aviation ambassador, inaugurating commercial flight in China. As a pursuit pilot, barnstormer, racer, test pilot, acrobatic pilot, and, ultimately a commercial pilot, Slonnie grew with aviation. Slonnie learned to fly when he entered the heavier-than-air division of the army, because he "just didn't want to walk" and served in the Air Service in WWI. Upon his return to the US, Slonnie bought his own plane, a Curtiss JN-4 "Canuck", and became a barnstormer, selling rides in small towns across the Middle western plains. He flew for early airlines when the biggest customer was the US mail and saw the beginnings of the major lines.

Slonnie was the original senior pilot, Number One, for American Airlines and flew for them for twenty years.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: business, industry, law & educationBusinessIndustry & industrial studiesTransport industriesAerospace & air transport industriesHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyTransportAircraft: general interest Publisher: The History Press Ltd Publication Date: 01/06/2002 ISBN-13: 9781862271920  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable to order online.  

The author: (Location:Germany) is the son of Slonnie Sloniger. After volunteering for service in Korea he spent a year in Germany writing for Stars & Stripes. For the last forty years he has been a motorsports journalist.

More books by Jerrold E. Sloniger

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Click and Collect is available for all our shops; collection times will vary depending on availability of items. Individual despatch times for each item will be given at checkout.

Special delivery items

A Year of Books Subscription Packages 

Delivery is free for the UK. Western Europe costs £60 for each 12 month subscription package purchased. For the Rest of the World the cost is £100 for each package purchased. All delivery costs are charged in advance at time of purchase. For more information please visit the A Year of Books page.

Animator's Survival Kit

For delivery charges for the Animator's Survival Kit please click here.

 

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Brexit and Aviation Law
(Hardback)
Jan Walulik
 
 
£45.00
 
Heathrow After Dark
(Paperback)
Vin Man
 
 
£18.00
 
A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the...
(Hardback)
Andrew Chaikin
 
 
£20.00
 
Airline Management: Business...
(Paperback)
W.S. Barry
 
 
£29.99
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close