This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Gay, Lippincott, Sisto, Watkins, Mood, McGuire, Owen, Charleton, and Carter - These individuals attend flight school with the book's author. All graduate and go on to become co-pilots; most eventually become pilots.
Lester and McIntosh - These instructors are pilots themselves. One suffered horrible physical injuries in an airplane crash that prevent him from flying, while the other is a pilot who served extensively throughout World War II. Both are serious and dedicated instructors.
Ross - This American Airlines pilot has several years of experience. He has long legs, a powerful...
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