Ely Air Lines by Mike Ely & Linda Street-Ely – Top Ten List

Today I’m featuring Ely Air Lines! Written by co-authors and licensed pilots Mike Ely and Linda Street-Ely, this two-volume series features select stories from ten years of their weekly newspaper column of the same name. For a bit of a sneak peek, I’m sharing their “Top Ten” list of places where they’ve landed!

Read on to learn more about these fascinating authors, their top 10 list, and be sure to both enter the giveaway for their books and check out the tour list for more great content about these books!


ELY AIR LINES

Select Stories from 10 Years of a Weekly Column 
Volumes 1 & 2
by
MIKE ELY AND LINDA STREET-ELY

Genre: Nonfiction
Categories: Short Stories / Short Stories / Aviation
Publisher: Paper Airplane Publishing, LLC
Date of Publication: January 29, 2020
Number of Pages: Volume 1: 350 pages, Volume 2: 330 pages

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SYNOPSIS

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Buckle up and fly with Mike and Linda Ely to discover amazing people, interesting places, and the conquest of flight. Since 2007, readers have enjoyed engaging articles weekly in the newspaper column, Ely Air Lines. Now you can step aboard to enjoy a collection of stories that explore the vast realm of the flyer’s world.

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TOP 10 LIST

 

TOP TEN PLACES WE’VE LANDED
By Mike Ely and Linda Street-Ely, Authors of
ELY AIR LINES, Volumes 1 and 2

 

Our two-volume set is chock-full of stories about interesting places we’ve landed. While it’s difficult to pick just ten and agree on them, here’s where we landed with our Top Ten list, for a variety of reasons.

10. Jerome County Airport, Jerome, Idaho, where the scenery can’t be beat.

9. Ephrata Municipal Airport, Ephrata, Washington, the only air race we did not win first place.

8. Lebanon Municipal Airport, Lebanon, New Hampshire, where the friendly lineman welcomed us with a bottle of maple syrup and tipped us off that “at that over state over there, they paint their leaves.”

7. Lucky Landing Seaplane Base, Bangor, Maine, where we rented a seaplane on our honeymoon.

6. Coles County Memorial Airport, Mattoon, Illinois, where a visit took us back in time.

5. Cincinnati Municipal Airport Lunken Field, because this is where we took our grandson for his first flight.

4.  Lesce Airport, Bled, Slovenia, where Mike soared along the Alps in a glider, and Linda flew an airplane over Lake Bled.

3. Catalina Island, California, “The airport in the sky,” where we stayed at the famous Zane Grey hotel. 

2. Kern Valley Airport, Kernville, California, where we camped in a tent next to our plane, along the Kern River. And Linda experienced her first earthquake.

1. Critter’s Lodge at Dillard Ranch, Centerville, Texas, where the best fly-in ever is hosted by Wendell and Beverly Dillard.

 

 



ABOUT THE AUTHORS

 

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Mike Ely has logged thousands of hours over more than forty years as a professional pilot. He holds an airline transport pilot certificate with multiple type ratings and a flight instructor certificate. Mike has taught people to fly in small single-engine airplanes, gliders, turboprops, and corporate jets. As a freight pilot and an international corporate pilot, he has flown through all kinds of weather, to many places, both exotic and boring. His love for writing was instilled by his father at an early age.

Linda Street-Ely is an award-winning, multi-genre author and playwright. She also holds an airline transport pilot certificate, a commercial seaplane certificate, and a tailwheel endorsement. She has air raced all over the U.S., including four times in the historic all-women’s transcontinental Air Race Classic. Besides flying, Linda has a keen appreciation for great storytelling. She loves to travel the world, meet people, and learn about other cultures because she believes great stories are everywhere.

Together, Linda and Mike are “Team Ely,” five-time National Champions of the Sport Air Racing League, racing their Grumman Cheetah, named the “Elyminator,” and dubbed “The Fastest Cheetah in the Known Universe.” They live in Liberty, Texas.

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ELY AIR LINES GIVEAWAY!

TWO WINNERS (US only)
Each win an autographed, 2-Volume Set of ELY AIR LINES
Giveaway ends Midnight, CST, January 29, 2021

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FOR DIRECT LINKS TO EACH POST ON THIS TOUR, UPDATED DAILY, 

or visit the blogs directly:

1/19/21 Excerpt It’s Not All Gravy 
1/20/21 Review Volume 1 Jennie Reads
1/20/21 Review Volume 2 Librariel Book Adventures  
1/21/21 Guest Post Forgotten Winds
1/22/21 Review Volume 1 StoreyBook Reviews
1/22/21 Review Volume 2 Reading by Moonlight
1/23/21 Author Interview All the Ups and Downs
1/24/21 Author Interview The Adventures of a Travelers Wife
1/25/21 Review Volume 1 Book Bustle
1/25/21 Review Volume 2 Book Fidelity
1/26/21 Excerpt The Page Unbound
1/27/21 Character Interview Hall Ways Blog
1/27/21 Top 10 Momma on the Rocks
1/28/21 Review Volume 1 The Clueless Gent
1/28/21 Review Volume 2 Chapter Break Book Blog


 


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Comments

  1. Wow — just seeing the list of landing spots activates my wanderlust. This seems like a great set of stories for the armchair traveler (who can’t wait to get out of the chair and GO again!) Thanks for the post!

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