Author Bio: Frank Joseph Rowe has been employed for 38 years as a designer and new product development manager with Cessna Aircraft Company, Hawker-Beechcraft and Textron Aviation. He attended Virginia Military Institute, and is also a graduate of The Ohio State University. Frank enjoys writing, and has authored several books including Borne on the South Wind, a Century of Kansas Aviation, and The Helio Courier Ultra C/STOL Aircraft – An Illustrated Developmental History. Frank enjoys shooting competitive Olympic Recurve and Compound Bow archery, and is an instructor/coach with USA Archery. He lives in Wichita, Kansas along with his wife Pat, his daughter Susan, and his 4 dogs.
For nearly 100 years, the men and women of Kansas have been building the nation’s premier regional center for the development and production of aircraft. The book, “Borne On The South Wind” tells the complete story of Kansas aviation, the birthplace of the industry. […]