This is an exciting story about two barnstorming pilots flying their antique biplanes and barnstorming across America’s Heartland. She is an airline pilot on vacation from the west coast. He is an experienced barnstorming pilot from the east coast. They meet in Kansas where they almost run into each other while on final landing at a small airport. The story includes the ever-present joys and challenges of modern day barnstormers, but it’s also about a summer of seat-of-the-pants flying, while living and loving the carefree lives of gypsy pilots.
About the author:
Russ Wilder (author of Barnstorming the Heartland) is a retired Homeland Security planner and commercial pilot with over 20 years of flying experience as a barnstorming pilot. Along with his love for flying and restoring old airplanes, he has flown over 5000 hours across America as a charter pilot, air show pilot, flight instructor, spray pilot and banner pilot. He lives on a small farm in Maryland with his wife and soul mate Denise Wilder.