Michigan Aviation: People and Places that Changed History provides a collection of aviation stories from the Wolverine State. Starting from the early days of the 20th century, Michigan has been at the forefront of aviation technology, from its military bases to manufacturing aircraft, glider production, and more.
Readers will be introduced to the Michigan innovators and workers who made it all possible: Medal of Honor recipient Charles Kettles, aircraft and glider designer Neal Loving, aviator and philanthropist Suzanne Parish, NASA astronauts Roger Chafee and Jack Lousma, aerial photographer Talbert “Ted” Abrams, “Rosie the Riveter” and many more.
Along with the triumphs, there were tragedies. Even in the darkest moments, the indomitable spirit of Michigan aviators prevailed. Highlighted throughout the book are the museums and dedicated volunteers who are the stewards of Michigan’s aviation legacy.