Kermit Weeks with Gee Bee
EAA board member Kermit Weeks will present his
first children's book, "All of Life is a School" (KWIP Publishing,
$19.95) at Author's Corner during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008. Weeks will be at
the Sky Shoppe daily, July 28-August 2, from 1-2:15 p.m. to autograph books for
The book delivers messages to children to reach
for the stars, pursue their dreams, and establish goals. Its main aircraft
characters, "Gee Bee Zee" and older brother "Jimmy G. Zee",
are patterned after historic Gee Bee models in a mythical "Fantasy of
Flight" airfield. Also featured is a colorful lineup of expressive vintage
aircraft characters from aviation's Golden Age. Project Firefly illustrators
Ron Cohee and Robert Stanton - former Disney animators - provide the book's
The scene is set at the mythical "Fantasy
of Flight" airfield, where many types of airplanes created in the 1920s
and '30s live and where older, wiser airplanes help youngsters push the
boundaries of flight. The true-life Fantasy of Flight is the aviation-themed attraction open since 1995 in Polk City, Florida, and the only
aircraft museum in the world showcasing daily aerial demonstrations for guests.
Weeks displays more than 40 vintage airplanes at the attraction, while others
in his collection are being restored for flight.
Weeks wrote the book to convey valuable lessons
to his daughter, Katie, and to lay a foundation for a new generation theme-park
industry based on things in real life. Weeks is owner and creator of the
Fantasy of Flight Museum, and has a long history of
aviation, dating back to the construction of his first homebuilt aircraft at
age 17. He donates his time to EAA by being an active board member and
providing the Kermit Weeks Hangar, which is used as EAA's aircraft maintenance
and research center.
For more information, visit www.AirVenture.org/forums.
Books may be ordered at www.Shop.EAA.org,
or by calling 800-564-6322.