The last person and autobiography is about Feng Ru in “The Father of Chinese aviation”. Feng Ru has faced some big life changing experiences which most of the time set him back in his work and progress in building planes but his determination that Feng Ru showed were motivational he made it through and changed many lives and his nation China. A life changing experience to America because there he made an airplane company built his airplanes and learned all his mechanical knowledge. Moving to America really challenged Feng because there was natural disasters that destroyed his shops and he wanted to keep his plane a secret so it was hard to keep it a secret in America. In paragraph six it states,”San Francisco’s massive earthquake and resulting fire forced him to relocate to Oakland instead, where, funded by local Chinese businessmen, Feng erected his workshop—a 10- by eight-foot shack.
Like Jackie Robinson and Melba Pattillo Beals, Feng Ru helped improve his home country, China, when he was motivated by the United States’s industrialization to build a plane and make a similar impact on China. Feng Ru was also challenged, but unlike Robinson and Beals, his challenges came as long hours, bad working conditions, natural disasters, and the risk of death when testing planes. In paragraph six of the article about him, Maksel states, “Jammed into this small space were tools, books, journals, mechanical projects, aircraft parts—and Feng himself, who rarely finished work before 3 a.m.” This quote explains some of the conditions Feng Ru was challenged by, such as small spaces. This is also shows in paragraph seven, where the article states, “During one test flight, Feng lost control of his airplane (not an unusual occurrence), which plunged into his workshop, setting it ablaze.” This quote shows that crashing planes was not unusual, which brought a lot of risk, as Feng Ru could have gotten killed or severely injured in these crashes. Through these events, Feng Ru gained knowledge of aviation
*The Civil War affected many of the families in The United States of America, for it took away children from their parents, or parents away from their children. Some had to fight their own siblings, or even their own fathers. One family affected by the war in Across Five Aprils, (Author: Irene Hunt), is the Creightons. After the start of The Civil War in America, the family is torn apart and shaken by the “heavy shots” taken in war. Bill, though seemed excited for war, began to think and regret his future decision, but in his mind he knew it was right...on page 47, he says: “I’ve studied this thing, Jeth, and I’ve hurt over it.
It was needless to say that at that point after the crash everyone was scared. There were more than just random individuals on that shuttle. The crew on the shuttle was relatable to every American citizen. On that day, husbands, wives, and children were stripped of their hopes and dreams as their loved ones died on their journey. Reagan knew that he had to mention this fear while promoting individuals to keep their hope alive and to keep trying.
The invention of the airplane would indisputably change the world forever. Its long term effects on our society are nearly unmeasurable but one of the many problems the airplane produced is a connected world. People who could never get across the country now want to do so. The airplane was the gateway to an over consuming and over polluting world. Carter explains that mid 70’s pollution control policies shocked the transportation market and the people.
Because of these three things, Sonny and the other Rocket Boys were able to go to college, escape Coalwood, and get jobs in which they could pursue their dreams. Sonny did not start off building rockets with much success. In fact, he burnt his mom's fence down in an explosion that scared the whole town, because they were afraid it came from the mine. However, instead of discouraging him, he kept working on the rockets; changing the body and nozzle design, using different types of propellants and metals, until it finally worked. The bad news, however, was that the rocket veered off course and hit his father’s office, causing Mr. Hickam to forbid his son from launching any more rockets.
The first half of the book dedicates entire chapters to describing the physical appearance and character traits of the airmen as well as the what they did before the war, so “the reader could have a better understanding of the chaos and absurdity that the characters experience”(Yan Jun). The narrator goes through great lengths to build up character descriptions, sub-plots, and backstories but wastes no time when describing a death of a character. Characters like Kid Sampson, Nately, Hungry Joe, etc seem to die somewhat randomly. Instead of having an intense build up of a death, the narrator gave Kid Sampson “propeller to slice him half away” (Heller 337) instead of a long, drawn out death. While not all characters are given a quick, unimportant death, the ones that do represent the most brutal aspect of war: uncertainty.
He cared more about people getting along than equal rights. However, it getting along plays a major role in equal rights. Speaking of this, the Brown v. Board case come to mind. This case is about a man trying to enroll his colored daughter in an all-white school and got denied because of her race. The father took the case to the Supreme Court.
Today, air travel is considered the safest mode of transportation, but it hasn’t always been that way. When aviation was still developing in the early 20th century, it had many flaws that were realized only after major accident occurs. These accidents trigger vital improvements in safety that will, over time, create a virtually perfect air travel experience. One example of this type of accident is the 1956 Grand Canyon collision where United Flight 718 collided with TWA Flight 2 over the Grand Canyon. There were no survivors and investigators had to use the paint transfers and indentations on the wreckage to figure out how the planes collided and why.
Life changing experiences can not only change people 's lives but also change a whole country. Some people who have had a life-changing experiences are Melba Patillo Beals from Warriors Don 't Cry by Melba Patillo Beals, Jackie Robinson from I Never Had it Made by Jackie Robinson, and Feng Ru in The Father of Chinese Aviation by Rebecca Maksel. Those are all people who have had life changing experiences and have not only affected their lives but also their country Feng Ru was the first ever Chinese man to create a successful plane factory. Feng Ru knew that his goal of creating the factory would be very challenging. He had many obstacles that stood in his way.