John Q. Public takes to the air. Here for the first time, a private citizen tells how to go about private flying and does it with such naive enthusiasm that it is contagious. He tells of learning to fly, the methods of teaching, the cost -- and how he met it out of a research assistant's salary; of the difficulties of renting a ship, of his first long flights. There are details that give the answers to amateurs. There is emphasis on perfection, on living up to flying rules, on parachute jumping. The personal experiences, recounted in springhtly fashion, make fascinating reading even for terrestrians. This book has a real place.