Unusual Attitudes by Martha Lunken (Paperback)

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In Unusual Attitudes, Martha Lunken has collected her favorite columns from Flying Magazine to share with a wider audience. The stories chronicle Martha’s rich life in aviation and are peopled with an assortment of unforgettable aviation characters. Often funny, sometimes irreverent, always personal, the stories in Unusual Attitudes will resonate with everyone who loves airplanes.



Filled with Martha’s adventures and misadventures, Unusual Attitudes enables readers to accom...

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In Unusual Attitudes, Martha Lunken has collected her favorite columns from Flying Magazine to share with a wider audience. The stories chronicle Martha’s rich life in aviation and are peopled with an assortment of unforgettable aviation characters. Often funny, sometimes irreverent, always personal, the stories in Unusual Attitudes will resonate with everyone who loves airplanes.

Filled with Martha’s adventures and misadventures, Unusual Attitudes enables readers to accompany her as she flies a variety of popular and not-so-popular aircraft. From her tales as an FAA examiner to her experience operating Miss Martha’s Flying School to unforgettable flights with whom Martha calls her “forever friends” in aviation, she shares it all with you. Interspersed with the stories is some real-life advice from Martha, valuable to those who interact with flight instructors, the FAA, and other airplane owners and pilots. Her opinions may anger you; these stories may make you laugh or cry, but each chapter of Unusual Attitudes is filled with the passion that Martha brings to her flying.

Whether you read the chapters in order or skip around for a favorite, readers will always be entertained as Martha spins another tale and draws you into her aviation life. Unusual Attitudes shows why Martha Lunken is one of aviation’s most popular columnists, sure to be appreciated by those whose enjoy reading, and re-reading, a great airplane story.

Approximately 285 pages, including 8-page color photo section.

 

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Martha Lunken fell in love with airplanes and age 9 and has been telling stories about them ever since. In her long love affair with flying, she has been a flight instructor, owned a flight school, owned a variety of airplanes and worked for the FAA in Chicago and Cincinnati. She has an ATP, airplane single and multi-engine land and sea, and a commercial hot air balloon rating. She's type rated in the Lockheed 18, DC-3 and SA-227 aircraft. Martha’s honesty and humor, along with her willingness to call ‘em as she sees ‘em have garnered the devotion of Martha fans worldwide.

 

 

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I received the book in good time and was very well packed.
I just started reading the book but have been enjoying Martha Lunken column in Flying Magazine for a few years.
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Jean-Marc Chadourne | 1/27/2017
Not to be missed.

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Martha Lunken is a classic. A one of a kind. Worthy of what Reader's Digest used to call 'My Most Unforgettable Character', or something like that. Equal parts comedy, aviation education, and history, this book will amuse and is also a great gift. Buy it. Pass it around.
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Older_not_wiser | LITITZ, Pennsylvania, US | 9/1/2016
Must Read

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Enjoyed every story. Truth, better than fiction.
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Sam Sipkins | 7/6/2016
Must Read

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Enjoyed every story. Truth, better than fiction.
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Sam Sipkins | 7/6/2016
Product is fine. Shipping $ is ridiculous!

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Shipping costs are crazy! They can put any book in a Padded Flat Rate envelope for $5.85. They charged $18 for 3 day shipping. Just insane! They'll probably take down this post because they don't want you to see it.
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Laura | 6/27/2016
Everything I hoped for, and more!

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Recently received a signed copy of this great book and haven't been able to put the book down. Just like her column in Flying Magazine, Martha Lunken's authentic writing draws you in as she describes her aviation adventures and exploits. She clearly has a love for general aviation and flying in general. She is one of the greats of our aviation family and I'm very happy to own a signed copy of this remarkable book.
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Eric | PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, US | 6/24/2016
great service

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Martha's book is a great read!
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Michael Leymaster | 6/23/2016
Martha speaks

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Well, she tells it like it is. Her experience powered by her attitude complimented by her honesty is a tribute to the lady and not only a joy to read but a good primer on flying.
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Bill Ross | 6/22/2016
Stories we can all relate to.

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The book contains stories of situations that are understandable, believable, sometimes quite funny, and always interesting and informative. A good read for pilots and non pilots alike.
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Jim L | 6/21/2016
Martha.

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Familiar with Martha from "Flying" mag. Great to have her stories in book form.
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Graham south | 6/21/2016

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Is this entirely new material, or is it sourced from her column in flying magazine?
Randy S on Aug 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's a collection of her columns from "Flying" magazine. I'm pretty sure there's no new material but not 100% positive.
DO THEY HAVE AUTOGRAPHED COPIES, OR HARDCOVER?
Michael S on Aug 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Only paperback is available. We offered autographs for the first month of release, but those are no longer available.
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