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.
Donald William Shimoda - This character is a gypsy pilot whom the narrator first meets in a field north of Ferris, Illinois.
Richard - This character is a former writer and flight instructor, who has for some years been flying about as a gypsy pilot in the Midwest, enduring a lonely life because of the freedom it offers him.
The Female Radio Caller - This character is the first listener to phone the talk show and she is annoyed that the guest flies happily around the country, not holding down a...
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