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The Aviator and the Hippie

Take a journey from the ashrams of India to the skies over San Francisco Bay. Visit a time and a place where old biplanes rumbled across the sky, pilots were true aviators, and the love of flying was alive and well. Where adventure, danger, romance and history meet in the heart of a young flier, while half a world away, a daring young girl seeks wisdom at the feet of a mystic guru. Their worldviews may collide, but an uncommon tale of conflict and love unfolds between them.


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I am a fan of memoirs and history. This memoir is a very enjoyable read. Well written ... likable and interesting characters. The author's life in this segment reveals a young man driven by his passion for flying while he meets various challenges. - Amazon Customer


[I] loved this story and couldn't put it down...thanks for [the] fun read!! Please, send me ALL the other publications you now have. - Sandra


The author's passion for flying really shines through in this memoir. The characters are engaging, and bring to life the story of a young man figuring out what his heart desires. After reading the book, I am inspired to jump in a two-seater and experience the wonder of flying in a "real" airplane. Well done! - V5ForLife

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Lawrence V. Drake

Author of Red Boots Rebel and Up Hill Dreaming, Drake has been published in numerous periodicals, written industry related books, and penned a monthly international newsletter. He has been a pilot for most of his life, owning and flying a variety of sport and private aircraft. Born and raised in Montana, Lawrence has lived all over the western U.S. In his early years he worked as a flight instructor, crop duster, and aerobatic instructor, owning and flying a variety of airplanes including antiques and amateur built. He spent a number of years in the solar and radiant heating industries as a manufacturer and business owner. He writes from first-hand experience of a love of aviation and a passion for life.


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