“Dreams of Flight is a timely, concise, and readable history of general aviation in the United States over the last hundred years by two authors who are themselves pilots. . . an important work that highlights general aviation’s important contribution to American’s growth and development during the twentieth century. . . Dreams of Flight is a welcome addition to the American aviation history, and its lucid prose makes it accessible to a wide audience, from aviation enthusiasts to scholars and students.”--Dr. Richard Byers, professor of history at North Georgia College and State University
(Dr. Richard Byers, professor of history at North Georgia College and State Unive)
About the Author
Janet Daly Bednarek received her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently an associate professor and chair of the department of history at the University of Dayton. She has worked with the Air Force History and Museum Programs and has written on urban and aviation history, including America’s Airports, the first title in the Centennial of Flight Series, published by Texas A&M University Press. She has written this book together with her husband, Michael H. Bednarek, who received his MS from the Air Force Institute of Technology. In 1988, he completed a twenty-year active duty USAF military career as an aeronautical engineer and program manager. He now works as an acquisition manager with Dynamics Research Corporation.