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Great story, fun to listen to. One day I hope to at least co-pilot a DC-3! I found this story very inspiring.
What disappointed you about Taildragger Sunset: A DC-3 Pilot's Memoir?
That the author showcased his many poor aeronautical decisions, and how great of a pilot he was to have survived them, without pointing out his errors and what he could have/should have done differently. A few examples: the particular emphasis he put on not declaring an emergency to ATC during obviously emergency situations, knowingly flying into thunderstorms, obvious chronic fatigue from incredibly long work days/weeks/months, and other unnecessarily risky maneuvers in pursuit of maintaining the delivery schedule.It's no wonder why many of the small cargo airlines of yesteryear with dismal safety records are no longer in business.
Any additional comments?
IFR (+/- 200ft) & VFR rules, and obscure radio frequencies were repeated ad nauseam.
Sorry to say I found the book rather lacking/unengaging.
I found it principally lacked direction.
A story told about a friend of the author rather than the friend telling his own story.
A potentially fascinating subject to those with an interest in aviation and engineering about a beautiful and endearing aircraft made dull and confusing by the book's bumbling style - never fully getting to grips with the subject matter.
I wanted more history, more facts, more personal accounts, more anecdotes, more impact.