The 27th Buckeye Book Fair promoted more than Ohio authors in Wooster on Nov. 1. It made flight a central theme.
It was lucky for me. Thanks to the efforts of The History Press, I received my first invitation to sign books at the annual northern Ohio event. I signed two books, both on aviation themes--The Dayton Flight Factory and The Dayton Air Show, a coffee-table book of photos that I co-wrote with Dayton Daily News photographer Ty Greenlees.
Don Thomas, a Cleveland native and former space shuttle astronaut, and his co-author Mike Bartell were also there with their new book, Orbit of Discovery, about Thomas' 1995 space shuttle mission with an all-Ohio crew (the sole non-Ohioan was granted honorary status by then-Gov. Voinovich). Organizers placed us front and center at adjoining tables.Read more
That's exactly what happened yesterday evening (Thursday, Sept. 25) when I found myself high in the lovely fall sky over Dayton's most historic area—the West Third Street corridor where the Wright brothers invented the airplane and started America's aviation industry.Read more