Maverick in the Sky
McCall’s bold spirit might well have been inherited from his clan motto Dulce Periculum – Danger is Sweet. His amazing wartime accomplishments, his extraordinary flying skills, his fiercely independent barnstorming character and his self-reliant entrepreneurial spirit make him one of Canada’s most spectacular mavericks.
Maverick in the Sky, Shirlee Smith Matheson, Canadian Aviation History, ISBN 978-1-897181-16-4, 112 pages, Paperback, 8.5″ x 5.5″, $9.95
Maverick in the Sky is one of those books you can’t put down and I read it in one sitting. I was thrilled to “sit alongside” Freddy in his adventures — the stories just tumble out of the book — they will amaze & thrill you. ~Denny May, In Formation
“Captain Freddie McCall is a true Canadian hero, and Shirlee Smith Matheson’s book Maverick in the Sky is a testament to his superb airmanship, courage and daring. Canada produced the best pilots on the western front, and McCall was truly one of our very best. With 37 confirmed victories, including 14 kills in just six days (which is apparently a record for all pilots in World War I), McCall’s story is told here in vivid detail. How many pilots can say they were decorated not only by the Prince of Wales, but King George V himself? Freddie McCall can and you’ll hear all about it in this outstanding book. Highly recommended.” ~Roger Thompson, M.A., Author of Lessons Not Learned: The U.S. Navy’s Status Quo Culture and Brown Shoes, Black Shoes, and Felt Slippers: Parochialism and the Evolution of the Post-War U.S. Navy