Title Gift of Wings: An Aerial Celebration of Canada
Book Condition Fine
Jacket Condition Fine Jacket
Publisher Erin, Ontario, Canada Boston Mills Press 1995
155046129X / 9781550461299
Seller ID 027291
Third Edition, SIGNED by the author, in clean unchipped slipcase. As new condition. Clean unfaded blue boards with bright gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean deep blue endpapers. Signed by the author on half-title page: "Carl E. Hiebert.' No other writing or marks. Gorgeous full color photographs throughout taken over Canada from the air. 179 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped; enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An amazing book written and photographed by an amazing man, Carl Hiebert, who after traveling the world and indulging his passion for adventure sports, from scuba-diving to sky-diving, was suddenly made a paraplegic by a freak hang-gliding accident. After two months in recovery and two weeks in rehabilitation, he place a GONE FISHING sign on his hospital door and, with the help of a friend, made his way to a farmer's field where a single-seat ultralight aircraft was waiting. Within two years of his accident, he opened a flight school and became Canada's first paraplegic ultralight flight instructor. In 1986 he became the first Canadian to fly across Canada in an ultralight. Hi epic two-month, 5,000 flight concluded at Expo '86 in Vancouver and raised over $100,000 for the Canadian Paraplegic Association. A truly inspirational tale of human potential.