Biggest Donation Yet for Oshbash Door Prize #Swag!

10:31 PM

By Dan Pimentel,
Airplanista Blog Editor

The generosity of the aviation family continues to overwhelm everyone in the Airplanista offices, and today I can announce yet ANOTHER large donation of products to be given away at Airplanista's 2014 #Oshbash event on Tuesday, July 29th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm in the Press Tent at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

Today's featured door prize is the largest one yet, generously donated by Wendy Hollinger of Phoenix Graphix Publishing Services, the publisher of the reprinted Three-Eight Charlie books. Hollinger licensed the original Three-Eight Charlie book from Jerrie Mock herself. Mock was the first woman to fly solo around the world, accomplishing the feat that the original Amelia Earhart failed to finish. Mock flew the historic flight in 1964 in a basically stock 1953 Cessna 180 Skywagon and wrote her incredible book in 1970, but Mock's story and the book fell off the aviation history radar screen. Now, the original books are very rare.

Hollinger's crew has taken the words from Mock's book and married them to a collection of over 200 beautiful images from Mock's personal archives, and the finished books are simply gorgeous. Hollinger is donating the following:
One 50th Anniversary "Collector's Edition" of her Three-Eight Charlie reprint, a numbered, limited edition with gold embossed hardcover, full-color interior, custom endsheets of Mock's pilot log and route, and over 200 color images. THIS BOOK IS SIGNED BY JERRIE MOCK HERSELF! Think about that for a moment. How often to you get the chance to own such a rare and collectible piece of aviation memorabilia? Mock's legacy will continue to grow, and by all rights, her name should be spoken in the same sentence as Charles Lindbergh. He flew a single-engine monoplane from New York's Long Island to Le Bourget Field in Paris, France, a distance of nearly 3,600 statute miles, and he is one of aviation's most important celebrities. Mock flew a Skywagon full of gas solo for 23,206.37 miles over 29 days on 20 legs completely around the globe to set a new National Aeronautic Association "speed around the world" record of 32.77 mph. Yet very few aviators and even less of the general public know she or her historic flight exists.
While unsigned copies of this luscious book are available at Hollinger's site for $50, she has valued this signed and numbered special edition with Mock's autograph at $500. She is also donating one paperback and one eBook edition of the book.

You can meet Hollinger at various stops at Airventure. She will have more signed/numbered copies of the Anniversary Edition with Mock's autograph available at her Author's Corner appearances on Friday, Aug. 1, 5:15 - 6:15 pm and Saturday, Aug. 2, 9:00–10:00 am. She will also present a forum on Jerrie's trip in the EAA Museum on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 1:00 pm.

With Hollinger's donation, the total of all the Oshbash donated door prizes so far now stands at $1,516.58, so there will be plenty of #avgeeks leaving #Oshbash with #swag.

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