Prologue "The Tip of the Arrow - an Undesired Rendezvous in the Night"
* Introduction to Ernest Gann, the author, who learned to fly during the early days of aviation.
* After spending some years flying commercially, Gann flew in World War II as a a civilian pilot.
* After the war, Gann spent time flying for a new airline that flew between California and Honolulu.
* Gann retired to avoid death.
* Gann has a near death experience as he barely misses colliding with a plane after adjusting his altitude 50'.
* Gann refers to "being stalked by fate" for the first time.
Chapter 1 "The Innocents - and of the Facts of Aerial Life"
* Gann attends flight school with nine other men.
* They are taught commercial flight according to American Airlines standards.
* The two flight school professors Gann mentions are McIntosh and Lester.
* Lester was a commercial pilot himself...
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