The Resource Born to fly : the heroic story of downed U.S. Navy pilot Shane Osborn, Shane Osborn with Malcolm McConnell ; adapted for young people by Michael French

Born to fly : the heroic story of downed U.S. Navy pilot Shane Osborn, Shane Osborn with Malcolm McConnell ; adapted for young people by Michael French

Label
Born to fly : the heroic story of downed U.S. Navy pilot Shane Osborn
Title
Born to fly
Title remainder
the heroic story of downed U.S. Navy pilot Shane Osborn
Statement of responsibility
Shane Osborn with Malcolm McConnell ; adapted for young people by Michael French
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the age of three, Shane Osborn dreamed of being a pilot. He began learning the skills he would need to fly as a member of the Civil Air Patrol, a branch of the U.S. Air Force, when he was just twelve years old. But it wasn't until he graduated from the naval ROTC program at the University of Nebraska and joined the navy that his dream became a reality. For five years, Osborn practiced rigorous training exercises, working tirelessly day in and day out until he advanced from navy pilot to mission commander. All Lt. Osborn's flying skills were put to the test when a Chinese F-8 II fighter jet collided with his EP-3E ARIES II plane during a U.S. surveillance mission through international airspace. The impact severely damaged Osborn's aircraft, sending it plummeting toward the ocean. With almost certain disaster looming, Osborn managed to gain control of the crippled plane and land it safely on the Chinese island of Hainan-saving the lives of his twenty-three crewmates. In Born to Fly, Shane Osborn describes these terrifying events in vivid detail, along with the years of dedicated training that made the emergency landing possible. This is the inspirational story of a boy with a dream, and of the extraordinary discipline and courage that made him a hero
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
IMF
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Osborn, Shane
Dewey number
  • 359.9/44/0973
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • DS777.56
  • UG763
LC item number
  • .O728 2003
  • .O83 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McConnell, Malcolm
  • French, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Osborn, Shane
  • Aerial reconnaissance, American
  • Reconnaissance aircraft
  • Reconnaissance aircraft
  • Osborn, Shane
  • United States.
  • Reconnaissance aircraft
  • Reconnaissance aircraft
  • Aerial reconnaissance
  • Heroes
  • Air pilots
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Born to fly : the heroic story of downed U.S. Navy pilot Shane Osborn, Shane Osborn with Malcolm McConnell ; adapted for young people by Michael French
Link
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Publication
Note
Previously published: New York : Delacorte Press, 2001
Extent
1 online resource (183 pages, [8] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations, map)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028858675
Label
Born to fly : the heroic story of downed U.S. Navy pilot Shane Osborn, Shane Osborn with Malcolm McConnell ; adapted for young people by Michael French
Link
Publication
Note
Previously published: New York : Delacorte Press, 2001
Extent
1 online resource (183 pages, [8] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations, map)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028858675

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