Written by W.F. & Helen Hall. Rod the Sky Lad and published in 1951 in Chicago by the Beckley-Cardy Company. It's the story of a boy named Rod who learns about airplanes through his mentor, "Washout." The acknowledgement states, "The authors wish to thank Johnnie Carroll, former test pilot, Beverly Wood, student pilot, and the men at Adams Field for their help in providing information for this book."
Illustrations by A.K. Bilder. Gee whiz, it sure was an more innocent world back then!