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Friday, January 8, 2016

The Sky-Crasher

They don’t call him Caution Jones for nothing. An ace pilot, ever since his barnstorming father was killed in an air stunt, Jones has stuck strictly to business—as the no-nonsense general manager of Trans-Continental Airlines. But, like Robert Redford in The Great Waldo Pepper, he’s about to find that, sometimes, if you want to get anywhere, you have to throw caution to the wind.
The race is on for a monster contract: the U.S. Postal Service. But to get it, Trans-Continental will have to circle the globe and beat its top competitor to the prize. And there’s only one pilot with the skill to do it: Caution Jones. He’ll have to dust off his wings and soar to heights even his father never dreamed of.
The wild blue yonder has never been wilder as Jones discovers that the competition will go to any length to bring his plane down. But an even greater challenge sits in his own cockpit—his co-pilot. She’s blonde, she’s brazen, and she just might get Caution Jones to take the biggest risk of all. . .

The Sky-Crasher (Aviation Adventure)
By L. Ron Hubbard
ISBN #978-1592123308
Price $9.95
136 Pages

“Great Adventure In The Clouds.”

Caution Jones is just that, cautious. His dad was killed doing stunts in airplanes, and Caution Jones wants nothing to do with them. Besides, stunts do nothing for aviation. Even though the girl he’s crazy about, Pam Craig, loves stunt flying. Then comes a government offer for the best airlines to take over a job delivering mail around the world. Being the manager of Trans-Continental Airlines, he knows their company could use the million-dollar contact. He also knows that United States Airlines will sabotage their efforts, and won’t take the chance. But the owner gets in a heated argument with Mercer, the boss of United States Airlines, and accepts the deal. Now it’s up to Caution and Pam to make good.

This story was originally published in the January 1936 issue of FIVE-NOVELS Monthly. A second story, Boomerang Bomber is also included in the book, and features Clint Regen, an ex American Army pilot trying to get a bomber to China. The ship is stopped in Japan, and the crates containing the aircraft is unloaded, and confiscated by Japan, and Clint thrown in jail for smuggling arms to Japan’s enemy. A professor named Alan Simpson tells the Japanese that the only way they will ever assemble the plane is to bring their prisoner to the airfield, and let him assemble it for them. Of course, Simpson is more than he appears, and the two escape in the assembled airplane. Both stories are a lot of fun, and an easy read. Highly recommended to aviation fans, and lovers of good story telling.

Tom Johnson

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