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Billy Barber was destined to become a world-class pilot. He was only 11
when he made his first solo flight. In his mid-20s, Captain William A. Barber
became one of the youngest commercial airline captains in the United States. He
was a flying renaissance man who performed aerobatic stunts for 25 years.
"Billy's First Flight Lesson" is based on Billy's experiences as he embarked
upon his remarkable career.
About the Author:
Elaine R. Barber was married to the late William A. Barber. With him, she
participated in air shows, met many talented pilots and became part of the
aviation community. Elaine has degrees in nursing and art, an unusual
combination. Currently she is a registered nurse in Howell, Michigan. Prior
to this position, Elaine owned and operated an art and frame gallery in
Dexter, Michigan for 12 years. Her inspiration for "The Adventures of Little
Billy Barber" was Bill's passion for and early pursuit of flying. "Billy's
First Flight Lesson" is her first children's book.
Hardcover, 36 pages.