TIMES ARE TOUGH.......EVERYWHERE SOUTH OF TENNESSEE IS DRIED UP.......IT'S RISKY, BUT I NEED TO HEAD INTO UNCHARTED TERRITORY NORTH........I WAS BORN TO FLY.......I'LL MAKE THIS WORK...I HAVE TO THE SMOKEY MOUNTAINS, 1931......I hope Silas is gettin' some leads on some business up ahead...got about two more hours left in ole Betsy here........Hope He's a Friendly?!.....Nope...Guess Not.....Come on Baby, Hang in There! Lovell Field, Chattanooga, TN......'Sbout time......Yer Late......Had a bit of a problem coming in........What'd you do to Betsy?........Nothing...I think.  Came across another flyer up there, tried to fly me out of the sky!!! Saw a couple of pilots in the area since I've been here. That's one of the risks we worried about, right?........Yep. Look, Ya got any money on ya?  I'm starving' and a bit dry..........Here ya go.  Don't spend it all in one place.  Take the truck...I'll check on Betsy...........Maxwell Field, Montgomery, AL........Waldo, Waldo Wright...........What can I do fer ya?...........Er, um, well, yeah, Betsy lost her tail pipe a ways back and was need'in to get it replaced.........Betsy?............Uh, yeah, my plane.  Come one, let's check her out..........Hey, I never caught yer name...........Name's Silas. BLIND PIG SPEAK EASY.........Circus act up there really shook me up.....Need a drink......"Can I have one of those?".........."Huh?" SMACK......................LISTEN HERE BLUE NOSE. YOU MUST BE PRETTY BALLED UP TA THINK YOU CAN CROWD MY SKY WITHOUT ME HAV'N A BEEF??!!.......FLY SOMEPLACE ELSE TO FIND SOME SCRATCH, RUBE. OR WORSE IS COM'N YER WAY! SKIES ER OPEN PAL....JUST TRY'IN TO MAKE A BUCK.............DON'T CARE. THE BUCKS UP THERE IN THE SKY ARE ALL MINE. YOU'VE BEEN WARNED........NEXT TIME, YER NOT GONNA  BE AS LUCKY!........OH, SO SORRY NEWT.  DIDN'T EVEN SEE YA.....UGH......THIS IS NONE OF YER BUSINESS, REEVES.  STAY OUTTA MY WAY OR YA MAY GET THE SAME AS THAT BIMBO.....COME ON NOW, NEWT.  YA KNOW I CAN'T OBLIGE YA ON THAT REQUEST......HEY BUDDY...I'M MOE, MOE REEVES.  NEED A HAND?

Volume One

THE YEAR IS 1931, AND WALDO IS TRYING TO FIND A WAY TO KEEP HIS PASSION AS AN AVIATOR ALIVE DURING A TIME OF SCRUTINY.  THE FACT THE NATION IS SUFFERING FROM THE GREAT DEPRESSION DOESN'T HELP HIS PLIGHT.

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Back home in Canada now and just wanted to send a quick note to tell how much I enjoyed my flight in your beautiful PT-17. It has been quite a few years since I flew my Champion 7EC on floats and skis, in many ways the PT-17 brought back those memories. Again thanks, would love to do it again some time...

- Jim Hanson

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