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my name is katrina and i come from the baxter line, IE gordon baxter. i have a newspaper article about Gordon and so i have been doing some research to find the connection. I am also very interested to know how to get ahold of his articles he wrote in "flying" and how to get ahold of his books? will someone please please help me. this is very important to me and if anyone out there can help me i would grately appreciate it. please feel free to email me at email@example.com
I have been reading Gordon Baxter's BAX SEAT article scince 1972. I used to have all those copies of FLYING but over time and with my moving continents twice I have very few magazines left. I will have a look tonight and see which ones I still have and then let you know.
Hello Katrina, I was a big fan of Gordon and had the pleaseure to meet him several times. If you didn't get a chance to meet him, you missed a wonderful man. If you search on Gordon Baxter on Amazon almost all of his books are available from used book sellers. Two; Bax Seat and More Bax Seat are collections of some of his Flying Magazine stories. There is also a self published collection of his poems out there but I can't find my copy. I have a friend here in Tucson that exchanged Christmas Cards with Gordon and has kept a few of the last ones. If you want, I'm sure he would make a copy of them for you. Good luck. I hope you find what you;re looking for. Dave Sirota
Like another poster above, I regret that most of my FLYING magazines didn't survive the last two moves. Good luck finding those precious back issues. His books can probably be found at amazon.com or other online book site.
His final Bax Seat, published posthumously, brings tears of joy to my eyes whenever I read his sense of the wonder and mystery of the next life. Only someone with the wit and pluck of a good ole Texas broadcaster/pilot would consider writing his own obituary, about meeting his flying heros in heaven. I miss his unique, evocative writing that brought me into his world for a little while each month, just as you must miss him. Occasionally I wonder what Bax would have thought about the A-380, or the F-22 Raptor, the Diamond Jet and Cessna Mustang, Dick Collins and J Mac leaving FLYING. I'll never forget his characterization of a nasal cannula as a "nose possum"!!!!
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