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Robert Pearlman
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Posts: 27327
From: Houston, TX
Registered: Nov 1999

posted 10-11-2006 12:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A Drive in the Clouds: The Story of the Aerocar
by Jake Schultz

This book celebrates the passion and dedication of Molt Taylor -- the very determined designer of a flying automobile named the Aerocar. In this, the only full account of the story ever written, you'll follow his project from its initial concept through full government certification, seeing its rising fame as it is featured in more than 500 articles and on television classics such as I've Got a Secret and What's My Line?. Created with material from Taylor's personal archives, this is an amazing and inspiring tale. 128 pages, approximately 100 B&W and color photographs, plans and illustrations, and more. 8.5"x 11", softcover.
Available for $21.95 from Historic Aviation.

If Schultz's name sounds familiar, its because he is also curator of the Newport Way Air Museum (okay, its just his home) and a collectSPACE member.

From his research for the book, Schultz shared this photo of Aerocar inventor Molt Talyor sitting inside his creation with Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong for a 1994 documentary:

If you haven't already, check out this entry for more connections between the Aerocar and space flight.

Jake
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From: Issaquah, WA U.S.A.
Registered: Jun 2002

posted 10-11-2006 11:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jake   Click Here to Email Jake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the posting Robert. It's been a 13 year effort to pull it together! What I had not expected when I started was that it would be such a enjoyable experience to research and be involved with...

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Jake Schultz - curator,
Newport Way Air Museum (OK, it's just my home)

Aztecdoug
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From: Huntington Beach
Registered: Feb 2000

posted 10-11-2006 12:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jake,

Congratulations!

I am certain Scott Crossfield is smiling down on you now. The Aerocar car was a project that Scott took a lot of interest in. You could really get him going if you brought this topic up.

I am certain everyone looks forward to the success of both you and your book, and try not to jump up and down on Oprah's couch if she brings you on her show one day.

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Kind Regards

Douglas Henry

Enjoy yourself and have fun.... it is only a hobby!
http://home.earthlink.net/~aztecdoug/

albatron
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From: Stuart, Florida, USA
Registered: Jun 2000

posted 10-11-2006 09:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congrats Jake, looks like a fantastic read. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the Aerocar used in the "Love that Bob" TV series with Bob Cummings? Boy that certainly dates me, doesn't it.

Cheers,

Al

Jake
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From: Issaquah, WA U.S.A.
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posted 10-16-2006 09:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jake   Click Here to Email Jake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, Bob Cummings owned one of the Aerocars (N102D) and used it on his CBS television show - although that was in 1961 - the year I was BORN...! (OK, that dates ME...!)

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Jake Schultz - curator,
Newport Way Air Museum (OK, it's just my home)

albatron
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posted 10-16-2006 01:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron   Click Here to Email albatron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I tell you what dates someone, I watched that TV series and was 9 years old.

Congrats again Jake!

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