I know it isn’t Thanksgiving yet, but it is never too early to start putting together your own Xmas list. Air Facts reviews “Weather Flying” and I think it’s made mine:
“When Bob Buck’s book Weather Flying was released in 1970, it became an instant classic. Wolfgang Langewiesche said of it, “Other books explain how weather is made; this book explains how weather is flown.” Truer words were never spoken.
The fifth edition of Weather Flying includes significant updates by Bob Buck’s son, Rob.
Bob Buck died in 2007 at 93. His son, Rob, picked up the torch and brought everything up to date in the fifth edition, now available.
Bob started out in 1930, set records as a teenager and flew for TWA in an airline career that saw him fly everything from the DC-2 to the 747. Along the way, during World War Two, he flew a B-17 and other airplanes while doing some of the most remarkable weather research flying ever done. He probably knew more about airplanes and weather than anybody.
Rob, his son, worked in general aviation, including a time at Business & Commercial Aviation, from the same publisher as FLYING. Like his father, he went on to an airline career and retired from Delta as an international captain.
So, what you have in “Weather Flying” is a compilation of weather wisdom that was amassed over an 83-year period. There is nothing else like that available and there never will be. So, calling it a unique book is absolutely factual.”
You can purchase a copy here.