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Book 3


A brief synopsis about each of the books in the

His Wind Beneath My Wings series

Book 1

His Wind Beneath My Wings

Become a safer pilot

After receiving several calls from God to start a missionary pilot training school, Lionel finally listened. His previous experience owning and operating his own flight business proved to have been training preparing him for God’s true calling. He now trains missionary pilots who are flying in precarious situations in third-world countries, and you can benefit from his experience flying single engine aircraft.

This book shares Lionel’s practical wisdom.
· Learn how to fly a plane safely.
· Learn how to safely land in emergencies.
· Utilize this book’s extensive aviation glossary.
· Enjoy Lionel’s humor as he shares his own pilot mishaps.
· Learn how to listen to intuition and God’s voice.

This book is a great addition to all pilots’ aviation books. Lionel’s wisdom learned through experience is enjoyable, and his flight experiences are spell-binding.

  • Paperback: 162 pages

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 1622450418

  • ISBN-13: 978-1622450411

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches

Book 2

His Wind Beneath My Wings

A Pilot's Odyssey

A missionary pilot trainer’s close encounters with death are a living testimony of God’s great grace.

Providence or luck, it’s whatever you want to call it. Most of the flights in this book, by human standards, should have been my last.

Are you a pilot or thinking about becoming one? Learn important lessons that you can’t afford to learn on your own. You will learn the specifics of what saved me in various situations usually not covered in pilot training. You will learn about triggers that provide warning signs, helping avoid unfortunate situations before it’s too late.

All the stories in this book are not about aviation, so if you are not a pilot there is still something here for you. You will be challenged to learn from your own mistakes as well as mine. And sometimes, you can laugh at the craziness of my mistakes.

  • Paperback: 200 pages

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 1622451333

  • ISBN-13: 978-1622451333

  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches

His Wind Beneath My Wings

The Healing Years

This series of books cover many of my lifes events from my first flight lesson August 4, 1963 to my first professional flying job in 1968 in book 1. Book II covers my move to Lake of the Ozarks in 1971. I moved my family to the Lake to do flight training and to manage the airport at Osage Beach, MO. This job didn't turn out at all like it was supposed to. I got another flying job where I was director of flight operations for an air taxi company. This company paid me with bad checks and promises, I soon quit this job. I did some flying worked for a concrete company for a while then got a job with Howard Construction as a repair person doing welding and other chores for this company. I made enough money working construction to buy a two place trainer airplane and started dong some instructing and rental. In a few months I was able to buy a four place airplane added banner equipment to tow behind the airplanes. We were offered the Camdenton airport for a place for our business. We added air taxi, on demand charter service banner towing, added an ag plane (crop duster to some) I quit my construction job. Our business was doing well I believe that God called me to start training missionary pilots during the fall of 1978. I heard the call and had the resources to get started doing that, I had perfect health at the time. April 29th 1979 I was in an Ag crash that nearly killed me in the last chapter of book II. This book is the third book in the series The Healing Years, I go from not being able to do any thing to help myself to getting to fly and teach again in this book. The mayor of Mountain View MO invited me to give her city a flight school. Book IV is where I get my Wake up Call and start doing what God called me to do in book II

  • Print Length: 186 pages

  • Publication Date: February 2, 2018

  • Language: English


Book 4

His Wind Beneath My Wings

Wake Up Call

Because I didn't follow God's leading throughout my life I have brought many hardships on myself and my family. God has spared my life and given me another chance on many occasions. The scars will be with me throughout the rest of my life. If you believe God is calling you to do something or to go somewhere, don't bet your eternity and or your livelihood on doing it your way, do as God is calling
Sara and I re-started Smith’s Flying Service in 1991 at Mountain View, MO. We did flight training, aircraft rental and maintenance, fire patrol, photo flights, and other operations I got my wakeup call in 1993. Sara and I started Christian Wings for the World Inc. in June of 1996, We ran our flight school and Christian Wings for the World together at Mountain View, MO until November of 1999. At this time we closed our mom and pop flight school, Smith’s Flying Service so that we could devote everything we had to serving our Lord God in training pilots for His air force. We received a title deed in the mail the first week of Jan. 1999 for Dove airstrip located near Ironton, MO and moved there November of 1999. Since then we have trained a number of pilots that are serving in the uttermost parts of His kingdom including Indonesia, Africa, Philippines, Alaska and others. (

  • Print Length: 266 pages

  • Publication Date: February 6, 2018

  • Language: English

  • ASIN: B079P4PYQ7

Book 5

His Wind Beneath My Wings

The inspiring conclusion.

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