Buckle up and fly with Mike and Linda Street-Ely to discover amazing people, interesting places, and the conquest of flight. Since 2007, readers have enjoyed engaging articles weekly in the newspaper column, “Ely Air Lines.” Now you can step aboard to enjoy a collection of stories that explore the vast realm of the flyer’s world.
REVIEW of Vol. 1 – 4 Stars
Having grown up in a part of the country where everything was a lot closer, I was intrigued with the idea of using airplanes for business. Having salesmen and corporate representatives traveling the way others use buses.
I had never thought of the fact that some airports or landing strips may be owned by individuals. How cool would it be to look at your living room window and watch planes land or take off? Some of the people in these stories can do just that.
This past year I have found I am drawn to collections and novellas as they fit perfectly into a time in my life when my attention span is not always as strong as I would like.
Mike and Linda did a great job bringing me into each of their lives as well as adding their unique perspectives to some of the episodes.
Mike Ely has logged thousands of hours over more than forty years as a professional pilot. He holds an airline transport pilot certificate with multiple type ratings and a flight instructor certificate. Mike has taught people to fly in small single engine airplanes, gliders, turboprops, and corporate jets. As a freight pilot and an international corporate pilot, he has flown through all kinds of weather, to many places, both exotic and boring. His love for writing was instilled by his father at an early age.
Linda Street-Ely is an award-winning, multi-genre author and playwright. She also holds an airline transport pilot certificate, a commercial seaplane certificate and a tailwheel endorsement. She has air raced all over the U.S., including four times in the historic all-women’s transcontinental Air Race Classic. Besides flying, Linda has a keen appreciation for great storytelling. She loves to travel the world, meet people, and learn about other cultures because she believes great stories are everywhere.
Together, Linda and Mike are “Team Ely,” five-time National Champions of the Sport Air Racing League, racing their Grumman Cheetah, named the “Elyminator,” and dubbed “The Fastest Cheetah in the Known Universe.” They live in Liberty, Texas.
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