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Born to Fly by Shane Osborne and Malcolm McConnell, Signed by Osborn, First Edition, 2001

Sale price$450.00

Osborne, Shane, McConnell, Malcolm. Born to Fly: The Heroic Story of Downed U.S. Navy Pilot Lt. Shane Osborn. New York: Broadway Books, 2001. First edition, first printing. Signed by Osborne on the full title page. In the publisher's original dust jacket and hardcover boards, with new archival slipcase. 

This is a signed, first edition printing of Born to Fly: The Heroic Story of Downed U.S. Navy Pilot Lt. Shane Osborn, written by Shane Osborn with Malcolm McConnell. Born to Fly tells the story of a young American pilot, his life-long love of flying, and the fateful events that led him to receive the Navy's highest airmanship honor. The book was published by Broadway Books, New York in 2001. The book is presented here in the publisher’s original dust jacket and hardcover boards. The book is signed “Lt. Shane Osborne” in blue ink on the full title page. 

On April 1, 2001, a Chinese F-8 II fighter jet collided with  Lt. Osborn's EP3 plane during a U.S. surveillance mission through international airspace. The impact severely damaged Osborn's aircraft, sending it crashing toward the ocean. Osborn miraculously managed to gain control of the crippled plane and land it safely on the Chinese island of Hainan, saving the lives of his twenty-three crew mates and preserving a vital operational asset.

In Born to Fly, Shane Osborn describes these terrifying events in vivid detail, along with the years of dedicated training that made the emergency landing possible. The book is an inspirational story of a boy with passion for flight and of the extraordinary discipline, dedication, and courage that made him a hero.

CONDITION: In the publisher's original dust jacket and hardcover boards. Healthy and clean dust jacket, now protected with new Mylar. Hardcover boards in very good condition.  Signed by Osborne on the full title page.  Signature reads “Lt. Shane Osborne,” in blue ink. Signature is large and bold without smudges or fading. Interior pages are healthy and clean. Illustrated throughout with photographs. Presented with a new archival slipcase.

Book Dimensions: 9 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W x 1" D. Slipcase Dimensions: 9 7/8" H x 6 3/4" W x 1 3/8" D.

Accompanied by our company's letter of authenticity. 

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Born to Fly by Shane Osborne and Malcolm McConnell, Signed by Osborn, First Edition, 2001

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Born to Fly by Shane Osborne and Malcolm McConnell, Signed by Osborn, First Edition, 2001
Born to Fly by Shane Osborne and Malcolm McConnell, Signed by Osborn, First Edition, 2001 Sale price$450.00

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