With aviation now in its second century, Manny Berlinrut is one of the few people still with us who can say he talked airplanes with Orville Wright, limo'ed with Charles Lindbergh and looked right into Amelia Earhart's tired eyes.
Ever since regularly scheduled long-range commercial flights turned the world into a global village, the general public has viewed flying as routine, predictable, even humdrum. But back in the 1930s, at the dawn of the golden era of aviation, when flying was much more art than science, swashbuckling, pioneering pilots kept the world breathless by performing aerial feats never before imagined. One man who chronicled many of the achievements of those intrepid aviators is E.B. ``Manny'' ...
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