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In 1933, Beatty hangs out at the airport where her pilot father flies mail runs. Beatty thinks the airport is the most exciting place, as does Moss, who hopes his skill as a mechanic is good enough to support himself. None of them expects the night when the field lights fail, a storm rises, and Beatty's father pilots the plane that's circling and is almost out of fuel.
Published July 1st 2001 by Turtleback Books
(first published January 1st 1999)
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"Airfield", by Jeanette Ingold takes place in Muddy Springs, Texas during times of the depression. Betty has lived part of each year with one of her three aunts, rotating among them every few months. This summer month, she's in Texas with her aunt Clo and Uncle Grif. Grif has just landed a flight control job as did Betty's dad who sends air mail. Also, Betty's deceased mother has taken big roles in flying herself. Airplane flight is in Betty's blood. As Betty spends more and more time at the ...more
Sep 10, 2009 Sandra Strange rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Fifteen year old Beatty spends time at the muddy Springs Airport which her uncle manages, hoping to catch her father, a pilot on the mail run. Little by little, she makes herself useful there, playing a crucial role in a threatening situation. Great picture of early flight and life’s hardships for some families at the beginning of the Depression. Very positive. Good book for girls, with a positive model, some romance and a little bit of mystery, as Beatty finds out who her mother was, and in ...more
I love road trips and museums, mountains and woods, libraries and old houses, mysterious photographs, and people with stories to tell. I’m a Montanan who grew up in New York in a family of Texans. I’ve a husband, two kids, a pair of grandkids, and a dog named Mica. Most of my best friends are other writers, and my days don’t feel right when I don’t begin them by putting words on the page. And ...more