Flights of No Return

Flights of No Return by Steven A. Ruffin

Aviation History's Most Infamous One-Way Tickets to Immortality

Format: Hardback, 256 Pages
ISBN: 9780760347928
Publisher: Zenith Press
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Don't miss the mystery, adventure, intrigue, and supernatural and extraterrestrial theories given for many flights that didn't end well in war and peace.

Steven A. Ruffin is an aviation writer and pilot with a lifelong interest in the history of flight. He served for four years as managing editor of the World War I aviation journal Over the Front and is an eight-time winner of the League of World War I Aviation Historians' Hooper Award for writing and editorial excellence. In 2005, Steve published his first book, Aviation's Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Winged Wonders, Lucky Landings, and Other Aerial Oddities, later distributed internationally under the titleTop Fun.

Steve has been a licensed pilot since 1972 and has owned and flown both vintage and experimental aircraft. He is a longtime member of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and after serving in the US military for 24 years, he retired in 2003 as a colonel in the US Air Force. He currently lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Format: Hardback, 256 Pages
ISBN: 9780760347928
Illustrations: 43 color & 46 b-w photos
Size: 6 in x 9 in x 0.875 in / 152.4 mm x 228.6 mm x 22.225 mm
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"The history of aviation is full of mysteries and legends, but the variety in Steven Ruffin's book will surprise even some long-time students of the genre. From a French balloon in 1785 to Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 in 2014, the author addresses familiar topics such as the death of Manfred von Richthofen, the disappearance of Amelia Earhart, and the "devil's triangle" mystery of the U.S. Navy's Flight 19. Most of the legendary tales are bound to remain unresolved, including D.B. Cooper's airliner hijacking in 1971, while famed band leader Glenn Miller's WW II disappearance is more plausibly explained. In all, an entertaining and informative anthology for buffs and historians alike."

"Steve Ruffin's Flights of No Return is a fascinating page turner that will keep you riveted all the way to touchdown."

"A well-researched collection of narratives about more than 20 aviation mysteries..."

"... Steven Ruffin delivers the mother lode with this book."

"Steve Ruffin's Flights of No Return is a fascinating page turner that will keep you riveted all the way to touchdown." - Aviation Week

"A well-researched collection of narratives about more than 20 aviation mysteries..." - Air & Space Smithsonian

"The history of aviation is full of mysteries and legends, but the variety in Steven Ruffin's book will surprise even some long-time students of the genre. From a French balloon in 1785 to Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 in 2014, the author addresses familiar topics such as the death of Manfred von Richthofen, the disappearance of Amelia Earhart, and the "devil's triangle" mystery of the U.S. Navy's Flight 19. Most of the legendary tales are bound to remain unresolved, including D.B. Cooper's airliner hijacking in 1971, while famed band leader Glenn Miller's WW II disappearance is more plausibly explained. In all, an entertaining and informative anthology for buffs and historians alike." - Barrett Tillman, Author of Forgotten Fifteenth: the Daring Airmen Who Crippled Hitler's War Machine

"... one of the really fascinating aviation reads in recent memory."