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Welcome to the PCN website.  The PCN exists to serve, inform, and connect our DAL pilot community, both active and retired.
PCN Mission Statement - The original Delta Retired Pilot Communication Network began in 1996 by founder David L. Roberts. The new PCN is this original Network merged with the RSP managed by Mark Sztanyo, and now has grown to thousands of subscribers. PCN exists to carry on the tradition of serving our pilot and Delta community and their families by keeping them informed and connected through this completely volunteer communication and networking effort.
PCN Mission Statement - The original Delta Retired Pilot Communication Network began in 1996 by founder David L. Roberts. The new PCN is this original Network merged with the RSP managed by Mark Sztanyo, and now has grown to large web community. PCN exists to carry on the tradition of serving our pilot and Delta community and their families by keeping them informed and connected through this completely volunteer communication and networking effort.


Great Books by Our Community Authors

Below is a list originally assembled by David Roberts of our community's literary pride and joy.  Many from our group have a story to tell, but only a few become published authors.  Here is a list of our brightest and best.  Please support these efforts by ordering for your library or sharing these great reads with others.

If you have been published and wish to be added or need your site linked here please email mark@pilotcommunication.net:

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Ladies and Gentlemen:

This is the NINTH VERSION of a growing list of Delta Pilot Authors,  Books About Delta Air Lines, Inc., and Books by Delta Pilot's Family Members.  Version #8 was dated December 2, 2008. The newest books, those published in (2007 & later), have the copyright date in bold red font.  A Replies & Comment section with additional information about the books and authors is an attachment below the list.  We need biographical information on the authors....please.  When they were hired, and for which airline originally, when they retired if applicable, where they were based, web sites, email addresses for those I don't have, et cetera.

This list is a work in progress and your help is needed to add to these 45 published pilot authors and 6 family member authors. Please send me the names of other Delta Pilots, or their family members, who have authored and published books along with the titles of their books.

REVIEWS OF THESE BOOKS ARE NEEDED.  PLEASE SEND ME YOURS TO ADD TO THE REVIEW SECTION ATTACHED BELOW.

Many of the members of this email network are serious readers, and we like to know about Delta pilots who have written books. And you should know of other Delta Pilot authors more than anyone else.

Please send additions, and please make suggestions to improve this list. I will update it periodically.

Thanks, Dave

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BOOKS BY DELTA PILOT AUTHORS  # 9

Anderson, John Aubrey Black or White, (Broadman and Holman, 2005, 331 pages.)   http://johnaubreyanderson.com/
Anderson, John Aubrey  Abiding Darkness, The Black or White Chronicles Book One (2006) Warner Faith
Anderson, John Aubrey  Book Two Wedgewood Grey (2007)
Anderson, John Aubrey  Book Three And If I Die  (2007)  http://www.johnaubreyanderson.blogspot.com/
Anderson, John Aubrey  Book Four The Cool Woman (2010)

Barr, James C.  Airborne Weather Radar-A User's Guide  Iowa State University Press(1993)

Bennett, Paul W.  FLYING---A Look Back (1999), Hardback--stories about C&S and Delta. http://isbn.nu/0967421608/price/3.html

Blizzard, Dick  An Eruption of Decadence (2006), http://www.authorhouse.com/BookStore/ItemDetail~bookid~40183.aspx

Brantner, Robert M.  My Year as an Alaskan Bush Pilot (2003) http://www.bobbrantner.coml

Bullock, Ramond H. (WAL)   Airline Piloting (Published by The World press, inc, 1947) 163 pages

Butcher, D. Allen, (DAL) Sixty Years in the 20th Century, 400 pages.  email abutch4178@aol.com

Couch, Tony    "WATERCOLOR: You Can Do It!" (1987) "How to" Watercolor instruction book
Couch, Tony    "Tony Couch's Keys to Successful Painting" (1992) Instruction book on design for painters

Cowee, Bruce "Vietnam to Western Airlines" (2013) http://vietnamtowesternairlines.com

Crum, John  "Unfriendly Skies"  by Capt "X" and Reynolds Dodson (1989)

Diller, Richard "Firefly, A Skyraider's Story of America's Secret War Over Laos" (2013)     http://www.fireflythebook.com

Dunn, Mike  Sidewinder (1991)
Dunn, Mike  Task Force (1992)
Dunn, Mike  Quicksilver (1993)
Dunn, Mike  Bridge of No Return (1996)

El Hai, Jack "Non-stop: A Turbulent History of Northwest Airlines" (2013)   Amazon.com

Fay, Gerald W.   From A-3 to A-10 (1988)

Ferrell, Mallory Hope   Colorful East Broad Top, (1993) by Heimburger House
Ferrell, Mallory Hope   The South Park Line   (2004)
    (Over 150 Links for "Mallory Hope Ferrell"  at  http://www.google.com)

Gandt, Robert L.  China Clipper: The Age of the Great Flying Boats (1991) http://www.gandt.com/
Gandt, Robert L.  Skygods: The Fall of Pan Am (1995)
Gandt, Robert L.  Bogeys and Bandits: The making of a Fighter Pilot (1997)
Gandt, Robert L.  Fly Low Fly Fast: Inside the Reno Air Races (1999)
Gandt, Robert L.  With Hostile Intent (2001)
Gandt, Robert L.  Acts of Vengeance (2002)
Gandt, Robert L.  Black Star (2003)
Gandt, Robert L.  Shadows of War (2004)
Gandt, Robert L.  The Killing Skies (2005)
Gandt, Robert L.  Black Star Rising (2007)
Gandt, Robert L.  Intrepid: The Epic Story of America's Most Legendary Warship... (2008)

Garrison, Kevin  Clear Left, I'll Have the Chicken (An Airline Captain Looks at Life) (2006)   http://www.kevincreates.com
Garrison, Kevin  So You're Dead -- A Novice's Guide to Non-Being  (an E-book)

Godfrey, Jo Ann Rosen From Hurricaine Katrina to the Middle East: A True Love Story...With Life Lessons Learned http://www.joanngodfrey.com

Gravino, Nicholas   "A Pilot's Memoirs-From the Ground Up"  (2008) www.apilotsmemoirsfromthegroundup.com
                            The Adventures of Beppo the Italian Elf (2010)     nicholasgravino@att.net

Gray, Steven R.  Rampant Raider: An A-4 Skyhawk Pilot in Vietnam (2007)

Hall, Gene assorted memoirs - http://pcn.homestead.com/Gene_Hall.html

Hopkins, Kendall, et al.  WE PUSHED THE LIMITS – Reflections of Five Old Fighter Pilots (2005)

Hurley, C. D. "REVERIE" A Kaleidoscope of the Prose and Poetry in My Life  (2004)
Hurley, C. D.  POT O' GOLD, Prose, Poetry and A Tale O'thu Sea  (2005)
Hurley, C. D.  Squirrels And Quasars & Stuff (2007)

Ippolito, William  Leaving on a Jet Plane (2002) http://www.leavingonajetplanebook.com/

Jones, Harrison (Bob)  Equal Time Point (2009 by Tate Publishing), http://www.harrisonjones.org
  Shadow Flight (2011 by Bluewater Press LLC)   harrisonbooks@numail.org

Kerschner, Bill and Phyllis   Plucky-Lucky Duck's Amazing Adventure,  [Vantage Press, 2007)

Knott, Ron  Trophies of Heaven (1995) http://www.godsguarantees.com/
Knott, Ron  God's Guarantees for Giving (2002)
Knott, Ron   Testimonies For the Soul (2007)
Knott, Ron   Supersonic Cowboys (2009)  http://www.ronknott.net/

Koehn II, James J. and Werkema, Mark A. The Flight Before Christmas  (2003)

Lawson, Archie B.  View From the Cockpit:  Looking Up  (2004)  http://www.viewfromthecockpit.com/

Lenker, Karl  Final Trumpet  (2008) http://talewindspress.com/

Mauldin, Bill  State Troopers of America (2006)   http://www.mauldin.net
McCullough, Kathryn "Kathy"  Anne   Ups and Downs (2016) flying memoir: https://www.amazon.com/Ups-Downs-Kathryn-Anne-McCullough/dp/1939275431  
            contact Kathy captainkathymccullough@gmail.com
McGinnis, Daryle D.  Stewardess Stories  (2006)
McGinnis, Daryle D. The Skybrokers  (2007)
McGinnis, Daryle D.  A Waterfall in a War (2007)
McGinnis, Daryle D.  And Then They Had a War  (2008)

Morris, Gregory L.   Candlestick Charting Explained (1992,1995)

Mudge, Robert W.  Meteorology for Pilots (1945)
Mudge, Robert W.  Adventures of a Yellow Bird (1969), Hard back. A Northeast Airline History

Norris, Robert  The Barrett Solution (2011) A thriller of love, deceit and a CIA black operation.  http://www.ronorris.com

Papadakis, Myron P.  Aircraft Accident Reconstruction and Litigation 1st ed (1996)- 623 pages
Papadakis, Myron P.  Aircraft Accident Reconstruction and Litigation 2nd ed (2000)
Papadakis, Myron P. Aircraft Accident Reconstruction and Litigation 3rd edition (2003)
Papadakis, Myron P.  4th edition planned 2009
Papadakis, Myron P.  Civil Trial Practice - Winning Technigues 792 pages (2000)

Patterson, Robert 'Buzz'  Dereliction of Duty: The Eyewitness Account of How Bill Clinton Endangered America's Long-Term National Security (2003) http://www.buzzpatterson.com/
Patterson, Robert 'Buzz'  Reckless Disregard: How Liberal Democrats Undermine Our Military, Endanger Our Soldiers. and Jeopardize Our National Security (2004)
Patterson, Robert 'Buzz'  War Crimes: The Left's Campaign to Destroy the Military and Lose the War on Terror  (2007)

Quilter, Charles J., U.S. Marines in the Persian Gulf, 1990-1991: With the I Marine Expeditionary Force in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Washington: Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps, History and Museums Division, GPO, (1993).
Quilter, Charles J. and John Chapin, A History of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 531. Washington: Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps, History and Museums Division, GPO, (2001).

Rosenkranz, Keith   Vipers In The Storm: Diary of a Gulf War Fighter Pilot  (2002)

Ryder, Nicholas G.  Ryder's Standard Geographic Reference, a satellite photo atlas of America (1982)

Schwab, Allen  High Performance IFR Flying (1982)

Severe, Errol    The Last of a Breed. (1997). 

Shettle, M.L. Jr. UNITED STATES NAVAL AIR STATIONS OF WORLD WAR II - Volume 1 Eastern States, Schaertel Publishing, 2000, many photos, 241 pgs.
Shettle, M.L. Jr. UNITED STATES NAVAL AIR STATIONS OF WORLD WAR II - Volume 2 Western States Schaertel Publishing, 1997, many photos, 284 pgs.
Shettle, M.L. Jr. UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS AIR STATIONS OF WORLD WAR II, self-published, 2001, photos & history of each Marine Corps air station, 22 in all, many photos, 179 pgs.
Shettle, M.L. Jr.  Georgia's Army Air Fields of WW II -  140 pages, 213 photos.  self-published. (2005)

Solohub, Roman T.  Clear Thinking When Drinking: The Handbook for Responsible Alcohol Consumption (2007)   http://www.thinkingwhendrinking.com/

Stannard, Louis  China Diaries.  (2004)    www.chinadiaries.com

Sternstein, Ed   From Takeoff to Landing (Everything You Want to Know About Flying but Have No One to Ask) (1991) 

Stevens, Robert W.  Alaskan Aviation History (Vol. I: 1897-1928)
Stevens, Robert W.  Alaskan Aviation History (Vol. II: 1929-1930)

Taylor, Steve - Wheels Up,  All stories are the real deal.  Good read.  Released 9-2-14  Web Home PageAmazon Purchase page,     email Steve

Trahan, Mike The Gift,   and The Gift Part Two - The Air Force Years (2013)  Promo Video     Amazon purchase page

Tripp, Bob   Last Clear Chance  (2008)  http://www.bobtripp.com/

Vander Ende, Dirk   Sting of Justice  by Dirk Gerrit (pen name) (2005)

Vihlen, Hugo  April Fool:  Or, How I sailed from Casablanca to Florida in a six-foot boat  (1971)
Vihlen, Hugo  The Stormy Voyage of Father's Day (1997)

Werkema, Mark A.  On Fulcrum's Wings  (2000)
Werkema, Mark A. and Koehn II, James J. The Flight Before Christmas  (2003)

Whitcomb, Darrel D.   The Rescue of Bat 21  (1998)
Whitcomb, Darrel D. Combat Search and Rescue in Desert Storm (2006)

Whitten, Louis G. Whitten's Flying Fables: How Not to Fly or How to Crash or How Not to Crash (1994).

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BOOKS ABOUT DELTA AIR LINES, INC.

Delta:  The History of an Airline, by W. David Lewis and Wesley Phillips Newton (1979)  A pictorial history.

Delta Air Lines:  Debunking the Myth, by Sidney F. Davis  (1989)

DELTA:  The Illustrated History of A Major U.S. Airline And The People Who Made It, by R.E.G. Davies (1990)

Delta Air Lines, by Geoff Jones (1998)

Delta Air Lines:  75 Years of Airline Excellence (Images of America), by Geoff Jones (2003)

Airline Without A Pilot - Leadership Lessons / Inside Story of Delta's Success, Decline and Bankruptcy, by Harry L. Nolan (2005)


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BOOKS BY DELTA PILOT'S FAMILY MEMBERS

Arndt, Joan  --  Wife of retired Delta Captain Roger Arndt
        Italian Lessons (2008)

Crawford, James -- Grandson of retired Delta Captain Norman Topshe
       The Age of the Aviator (2006)   www.crawfordbooks.com.

Gardner, Marty -- Wife of retired Delta Captain Jim Gardner
        Loving Wings (2009) http://www.eloquentbooks.com/LovingWings

Shreve, Anita -- Daughter of the late retired NE/DL Captain Richard H. Shreve. http://www.anitashreve.com/

Fiction (List from Wikipedia)
Past the Island, Drifting (1975)
Eden Close (1989)
Strange Fits of Passion (1991)
Where or When (1993)
Resistance (1995)
The Weight of Water (1997) (Shortlisted for the 1998 Orange Prize)
The Pilot's Wife (1998)
Fortune's Rocks (1999)
The Last Time They Met (2001)
Sea Glass (2002)
All He Ever Wanted (2003)
Light on Snow (2004)
A Wedding In December (2005)
Body Surfing (2007)
Testimony (2008)
A Change in Altitude (2009)

Nonfiction
Remaking Motherhood: How Working Mothers are Shaping Our Children's Future (1987)
Women Together, Women Alone: The Legacy of the Consciousness-Raising Movement (1989)
Walsh, Darlene -- Wife of retired Delta Captain J. D. 'Denny' Walsh
        Roswell, A Pictorial History   (1985)  [about Roswell, Georgia]
       Providence - Selected Correspondence of George Hull Camp (2008)

Webster, Anne -- wife of retired Delta Captain Larry Webster.
       A History of Nursing, released by Kennesaw State University Press (2008) http:///www.ahistoryofnursing.com











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