Flying Is My Life

Flying Is My Life

Flying Is My Life Hanna Reitsch born in wanted to be a flying missionary doctor but became a glider pilot She set records worked as a movie stand in flyer went on expeditions to S America Africa She was the st f

  • Title: Flying Is My Life
  • Author: Hanna Reitsch Lawrence Wilson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Hanna Reitsch, born in 12, wanted to be a flying missionary doctor but became a glider pilot She set records, worked as a movie stand in flyer went on expeditions to S America Africa She was the 1st female honorary flight captain A reformed Luftwaffe hired her as a civilian test pilot in 37 She accepted, calling German warplanes guardians of the portalsHanna Reitsch, born in 12, wanted to be a flying missionary doctor but became a glider pilot She set records, worked as a movie stand in flyer went on expeditions to S America Africa She was the 1st female honorary flight captain A reformed Luftwaffe hired her as a civilian test pilot in 37 She accepted, calling German warplanes guardians of the portals of peace Historian Judy Lomax tells how her values were instilled by a mother who wrote daily, warning against pride praying for her safety She rode the forefront of technology Before Siskorsky perfected helicopters in 39, she tested a primitive version She tested the gliders which deposited troops on the French Maginot line in 40 In 41, Hitler awarded her the Iron Cross, 2nd class, for dangerous work developing means for cutting the cables of British barrage balloons The most dangerous machine she tested was the Messerschmitt 163 interceptor rocket 90 seconds from takeoff it climbed at 65 degrees to 30,000 at 500 mph the fastest humans had ever gone On a 5th flight, the takeoff dolly jammed She crashed, retaining presence of mind to write a report before passing out spending four months in hospital Hitler awarded the Iron Cross, 1st class When she confronted Heinrich Himmler with concentration camp rumors, he had her believe he was outraged at such Allied propaganda Learning of a piloted suicide version of the V1, she tested prototypes After the war she was unrepentent, wearing the Iron Crosses proudly writing memoirs She continued flying, generously helping women pilots from other countries Aged 65, months before dying, she set a new women s glider distance record.

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    This biography of pioneering Nazi test-pilot Reitsch was written several years after her release by the Allies and thus may be read as defensive and self-serving. Indeed, most of the material antedates the war, the emphasis being on the joys of flying throughout. Still, assuming there was no ghostwriter, the impression left on this reader was mostly positive, Reitsch coming across as charming if naive. Indeed, so caught up did I become in her feelings that I found the reading of this memoir an e [...]

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