How a Philadelphia lawyer discovered the joys of flying and changed his life.
Frank Kingston Smith did what many people dream of doing: he broke out of his workaday rut and became free as a bird. Beset by tension problems and advised by his doctor to find a relaxing hobby, he bought a nine year old used plane and learned to fly.
Since 'Week-End Pilot' was published in hardcover, Smith has logged more than 4,500 hours aloft. He and his family have flown all over the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Bahamas. He has completely updated the Vintage edition, but the book still remains a sort of love story - the love of a man for the freedom of flight in a light airplane.
"Good natured as a clear and wind-free morning, 'Week-End Pilot' is a helpful read for those of us who are still trying to grow wings" - Alvin Toffler