If you are interested in flying or in building and flying your own experimental world war one fighter,

Be sure to get The Hilarious Books About Learning to Fly and Building and flying the Nieuports of The Kansas City Dawn Patrol.

You Want To Build And Fly A What???
Book Number One
By Dick Starks
Published by Butterfield Press
(Dick was awarded Flying Magazine's Bax Seat Trophy at Oshkosh 2001 for perpetuating the Gordon Baxter tradition of communicating the excitement and romance of flight.) 

"Dick Starks' tribulations and loss of innocence are your gain. His mixture of humor, philosophy, and technical stuff offers a unique insight into the slightly warped mind of a dedicated aircraft homebuilder."
-Dave Martin, editor of KITPLANES

 

"Dick has truly caught the flavor of learning to fly as well as the trials and tribulations of building an airplane . . . with his great sense of humor adding some spice."
-Mary Jones, editor of EAA Experimenter



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"This is a great story of affordable personal aviation seldom told outside of the sometimes tight little circle of the Experimental Aircraft Association aero-nuts."
-Frank Kingston Smith, author of Weekend Pilot

"He bumbles, fumbles, and stumbles at even the most simple tasks, yet lives. Worse than that, he has the utter lack of shame to sit down and reveal it all in this book. . . For all his confessions of fear and humble bumbling, the man has the most direct thinking process, understands what he wants, goes for it without a lot of shilly-shallying, and is also a quick study."
-Gordon Baxter, columnist for FLYING


Now Available!! Dick's Second Book
Fokkers At Six O'clock!!
The continuing adventures and misadventures of the Kansas City Dawn Patrol and their World War One Nieuport Fighters.

Profusely illustrated. Foreword by Scott Spangler. Reviewed by Kitplanes Magazine, Light Sport Aircraft and Scott Spangler.

Edited by Sharon Starks, Cartoons by Sharon Starks, Cover design by Doreen Hann.

Everyone needs an “airport bum” like Dick Starks. For the days when the flying is bad but the adult beverage is good, no one spins an outrageous tale—more or less based in fact, or things that have been shown a picture of fact—like Dick. Come to think of it, not many can get away with using the word “Fokker” in polite company, either. But best of all, Dick’s tales of flying WWI replicas for airshow enthusiasts and the occasional Marvin are so richly drawn, compelling and side-achingly funny that you’ll discover yourself wanting to build your own Nieuport so you can join the Dawn Patrol and be a part of the act. “Fokkers At Six O’Clock” will do that—and make you laugh out loud. Sounds like a hit to me.  

--Marc Cook, editor in chief, Kitplanes

But Wait!!! There's MORE... 
Order Fokkers At Six O'clock!!  from ME and I'll include at no extra cost, our Introduction To The Dawn Patrol DVD with some great flying scenes taken at Liberty Landing International Airport!! I can accept credit card payments through PayPal or you can just send me a check. Email me for more information and price discounts if you're ordering more than one book.
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If you'd like to order
Fokkers At Six O'Clock!! for your kindle, click HERE

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If you order before noon and you live in the continental U.S. my PayPal id is starks7906@att.net.
Just send me the payment and I'll get your book(s) in the mail the day it is ordered .

(With the latest increase in costs, shipping will  be much cheaper through Amazon!!)

If you want to order You Want To Build And Fly A What? the total cost with shipping is $22.90.  $15.95 + $6.95 S& H (U.S. First Class mail)
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If you want to order Fokkers At Six O'Clock!! the total cost with shipping is
$25.90. ($18.95 + $
6.95) S & H U.S. First Class mail)

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If you want to order BOTH books, the total cost with shipping is
$42.40. ($15.95 + $18.95 + $7.50 (S & H U.S.
First Class mail)

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You can pay by check, money order or online by PayPal. My PayPal ID is rstarks@kc.rr.com.
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For all books, Canada orders, S&H is $15.00 (air). Overseas orders: S&H is $20.00 (international air small packet)
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You can order both books from Amazon.com by clicking HERE