Signing: J.B. Rivard
Join us on a summer Saturday to speak with local author J.B. Rivard and discuss his book, "Low on Gas High on Sky"!
About "Low on Gas High on Sky":
Before jet planes, even before widespread air travel, the Spokane Sun God flew 6,200 miles—without landing. The 1929 flight, refueled in the air by hoses and ropes, put Nick Mamer, copilot Art Walker and Spokane into the record books by demonstrating that aerial refueling enables flight over unlimited distances.
Based on unrestricted access to the massive archives of the Mamer family, this true story reads like a thriller. The book includes notes, maps, diagrams and never-before-seen photos from the 1920s and 1930s. It melds the hour-by-hour saga of this famous flight with the fascinating biographical background of the man who led it.
About J.B. Rivard:
J. B. Rivard served in the U.S. Navy as ground-school instructor at the Naval Air Training Command, Pensacola, Florida. He holds an engineering degree and is retired from a 25-year staff position as a nuclear reactor specialist at a U.S. National Laboratory. He’s an award-winning artist, composer, and illustrator as well as the author of novels Handful of Air and Illusions of Magic, and with Anya Carlson, Illusions of Magic, The Movie.