SUMMARY ✓ Airborne A Sentimental Journey



10 thoughts on “Airborne A Sentimental Journey

  1. says:

    This is one of my favorite sailing books of all time It is a memoir the late William F Buckley wrote about his transatlantic sail with dear friends and his beloved son His wit is just unrivaled A book to read and then reread

  2. says:

    William F Buckley Jr was a man of many talents and interests Buckley founded the influential conservative political magazine National Review hosted the weekly public affairs talk show Firing Line wrote a syndicated newspaper column three days a week played the harpsichord started writing novels at the age of 50 and was passionate about sailing Oh and one time he ran for Mayor of New York City And what have you done today old sport

  3. says:

    A great pleasure to be transported by sail along with such wonderful people across the great Atlantic An ode to sailing to friends to family and to fathers and sons

  4. says:

    Airborne is about William F Buckley Jr's first Trans Atlantic sailing voyage aboard his beloved cruiser Cyrano I stumbled on this little jewel in a box free books kindly given to me and thoroughly enjoyed it Being a huge fan of maritime literature both fiction and non fiction classic and contemporary I was immediately sold on this book and it did not disappointAll politics aside William F Buckley WFB was an und

  5. says:

    WFB writes and shows his real passions boats sailing to exotic places He is a man who really values friends family and an enjoyment for life I can totally appreciate all exploits with boats This read rings true It makes me want to be a better mate sailor and honor the previlege and comraderie that this life style offers I will read of his adventures Sailors don't miss this read It still rings for me

  6. says:

    Though at times his writing style can be overly obtuse this is an enjoyable read Makes me want to find someone who I can crew for on

  7. says:

    Buckley the boys the stories the wine Nevin time cigars and lots of sailing and weather and editorial side bars make this a very fun read indeed

  8. says:

    I hate sailing I loved this book

  9. says:

    An early self improvement project was reading WFB with the intention of expanding my vocabulary In my fifties I'm much intrigued by his phrases eg the shoulders of the ocean The vocabulary is obscure he'd have said abstruse Words I learned while I read this bookanfractuositiesbillingsgatelambentineluctablenugato

  10. says:

    It took me a couple of years but I finally worked my way through all three of William F Buckley's books on sailing reading them out of order by the way I read Airborne last and while I thought it was a bit choppy here and there I thor

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Cyrano Buckley logs daily occurrences and reflections recalls previous sailing experiences as far b WFB writes and shows his real passions boats sailing to exotic places He is a man who really values friends family and an enjoyment for life I can totally appreciate all exploits with boats This read rings true It makes me want to be a better mate sailor and honor the previlege and comraderie that this life style offers I will read of his adventures Sailors don t miss this read It still rings for me

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Ack as age and considers his success as a seaman and father A chapter on how to navigate stands out An early self improvement project was reading WFB with the intention of expanding my vocabulary In my fifties I m much intrigued by his phrases eg the shoulders of the ocean The vocabulary is obscure he d have said abstruse Words I learned while I read this bookanfractuositiesbillingsgatelambentineluctablenugatorythaumaturgicalemetictatterdemalionocholocracysufructdesuetudeWords I plan to incorporate in my vocabularyOkay maybe lambent glowing flickering with soft radiance I wrote down prestipulated mispronouncing it mentally as PREST i pu LATED Than laughed out loud Pre stipulated Got itBuckley his son his sister in law and friends set sail in the a sixty foot schooner Cyrano from Miami to Gibraltar via the Bahamas and the Azores I enjoyed reading about the planning the potential perils tedium mechanical failures a society in miniature sublime moments and successful completion of their journey I enjoyed Buckley s fifteen page explanation of celestial navigation with a sextant And chortled at the newest technology brought aboard a cassette television cartridge player I learned about heaving to bringing a sailing vessel to a stop and knockdowns boat suddenly goes horizontal YouTube offers spectacular videos of knockdowns Two uotes But this is sailing eh No matter that nothing worksso what if the electrical system on this boat is a cogent argument for the return to gas and steam because on a night such as this your hull buried in the swells and your sails knifing the wind the only things that matter are a steady helm a clear head and a warm jacket On a night such as this who needs the consolation of philosophy from Christopher Buckley s journalThe only female onboard goes by the name Bill Bill F is Buckley s wife s sister I point out a couple of signals to Bill one of whose enduring charms is that she is interested in everything while affecting knowledge of nothing though she is a grand master as administrator world champion as friend and counselor

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About this title On a month long cruise across the Atlantic Airborne A ePUB #10003 on his sailboat This is one of my favorite sailing books of all time It is a memoir the late William F Buckley wrote about his transatlantic sail with dear friends and his beloved son His wit is just unrivaled A book to read and then reread