Spirit of the Sky Walkers

by Philip I. Moynihan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/9/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 206
ISBN : 9781532088803
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 206
ISBN : 9781532088797

About the Book

Almost every young lad, lying in the clover, daydreaming at the sky, at some point thinks … “If only I could fly!” The author was no exception. The mysteries of flight have intrigued mankind since the earliest cave dweller first noticed birds. The desire to fly – to join the birds – has enrichened our mythologies with mystical winged beings that until modern times existed only in fantasy. Philip Moynihan’s brief overview of the early evolution of flight sets the stage for accounts of his greater than three decades of flying adventures that have taken him and his wife all over North America. By opening each chapter with a poem, the author helps non-flying readers acquire a visceral sense of what it feels like to soar among the clouds, suspended in space. His illuminating anecdotes will help you feel as though you are sitting alongside him as a co-pilot and fellow Sky Walker. From that young lad lying in the clover on a balmy afternoon, immersed in thoughts of flying, the author has come to realize those fantasies, as he and his wife have piloted their Mooney on incredible journeys to spectacular places throughout North America. You’ll enjoy their adventures in Spirit of the Sky Walkers.

About the Author

Philip I. Moynihan, PhD, spent forty-five years as an aerospace engineer, including thirty-eight at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He has since retired and enjoys writing, communing with local wildlife, and spending time with his wife, Penny, and cat, Annie, at their home in La Cañada Flintridge, California. He is also the author of The Ravens of Snover Canyon and Zen in a Mountain Snowstorm.