When famous sport pilot, author of many
training books for sport
pilots was in this country not long ago, he was spending a week-end
a country home. He tells the following story of an incident that was
amusing to him.
"The first night that I arrived, a
dinner party was given. Feeling
enthusiastic over the recent flights, I began to tell the young blonde
was my partner at the table of some of the details of the aviation
"It was not until the dessert was
brought on that I realized that I
had been doing all the talking; indeed, the young woman just seated
had not uttered a single word since I first began talking about
Perhaps she was not interested in the subject, I thought, although to
enthusiast like me it seemed quite incredible.
"'I am afraid I have been boring you
with this shop talk," I said,
as if I should apologize.
"'Oh, not at all,' she murmured, in very
polite tones; 'but would
mind telling me, what is aviation?'"