Good reading in the personal experiences of a young man who wanted to get into air service -- and failed three times before the picture Wings gave him just the impetus he needed to qualify in the Flying Cadets. Hard sledding before he won his wings and graduated to Kelly Field, pilot's license and commission. Mail and government service. Good reading for the ground man with thorough description of the course of training. Interesting technical data for reference (on terminology, requirements for various branches of service, markings on planes). Parts appeared in Harpers, Esquire, Today, Sportsman, Pilot.