Union Leader/Sunday News publisher Joe McQuaid gets the first
copy of the
new Manchester Airport book from co-authors Ed Brouder (l)
and Moe Quirin (r).
regional airport does not appear to be an obvious subject for
a full-length book, let alone this thoroughly researched tome
that comes with chapter endnotes and - a rarity these days -
a comprehensive index.... The authors spent more than five years
preparing this book, which is a model for any airport history."
Review in Airways
Magazine, November 2007, p.60
came early this year, and I am extremely grateful to find
a copy of Manchester's Airport: Flying Through Time
in my pre-Christmas stocking. While I did immediately read
Chapters 14 and 16, I will have to save the rest of MHT's
interesting history for devouring at a later time. However,
it's obvious that the two of you engaged in extensive research
for this wonderful book."
- Herbert D. Kelleher, Executive Chairman, Southwest Airlines
Governor John Lynch receives a copy of Manchester's Airport:
Flying Through Time from co-author Ed Brouder.
book is a must read. I see it as a 'go to' book if you want
documentation of events that deeply affected the once-visible village of Goffe's Falls. You're going to love this book."
Rev. Dr. Vera M. Wingate, Pastor, Bethany Chapel
co-authors sign a copy of their new book for Kevin Dillon,
Director of Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.
really caught my eye in the index was the name Leonard Noyes.
I quickly went to p. 56 and found the reference in the paragraph
about the airport's first fatailty in 1933. The Noyes brothers
were Walter ( an uncle who died in 1934) and Leonard Noyes,
MY FATHER. I had never heard this story before and wonder
if my mother even knew the story. Now I wonder what else I
was never told! He talked very little about his life. My father
took flying lessons in 1938 and 1939 from Carl Park and I
have the flight log." - Cindy O'Neil, Manchester Public
took them 5 1/2 years to do it, but these radio-men turned
writers have authored a definitive (and exhaustive) history
of the local airfield...." "The footnotes are meticulous
to a fault and the index is a detailed, 15-page road map for
happy time travelers like me." - John Clayton, columnist,
NH Union Leader
May 1, 2009 - Co-author Ed Brouder signs copies of the book
after addressing the Manchester Women's Club.
book shows the rich history of not only the Manchester Airport
and the way that it came to be today, but also the history
of aviation in New Hampshire,and it's relation to people (some
famous, and some unsung heroes) and places other than New
Hampshire along the way. This book is so much more than stats
and figures. It sheds light on a much more personal drama
that existed for families that were forced to make way (some
of them numerous times) for the inevitable expansion of our
airport, as well as the mettle of some of the bravest fliers
and non-fliers who had the foresight of what the airport could
be for New England and beyond." - Ken Sasseville
and Moe with Hooksett Kiwanis president Jennifer White.
I started reading it my feelings were both cool and creepy.
I actually did get 'goose bumps'. Here I am reading about
my parents and all the other people that they spoke of over
the years. It was great! I have always been a History 'buff'
and enjoy doing research. The History of the area and time
helped me recall many anecdotes I had heard over the years
both from my parents and older sib's. I read parts of the
history over the phone to my oldest sister, 82, who lives
in Connecticut. As I read she kept saying 'your kidding, that's
in a book?' The whole experience made me feel great."
- Anne M. Jacques
" I just read about displays by the Blue Angels and the
Thunderbirds in the late 50s. I don't know if they made multiple
visits to the Queen City (haven't gotten that far in the book
yet), but if those two were the only performances by these
teams, I'm pretty sure I was there. And in the first or second
chapter there is mention of a visit of a tri-motor in 1927.
Back in '03 when they were commemorating the 100th anniversary
of the Wright Brothers flight I asked my father if he remembered
any special celebrations for the 25th anniversary. He couldn't
remember anything special but he did tell me that my grandfather
took him to the airport to see a tri-motor when he was about
8 or 9, so that must have been the same visit you wrote about.
" - Lee Gordon
up two copies of "Manchester's Airport: Flying Through Time"
earlier this month. Read mine in two nights; fascinating!
Very well written, and also brought back many memories of
when I was growing up. My father was an Air Force Captain
back in the late 50's, and flew many times out of the old
Grenier Field. We used to travel there from our home in Sunapee
as kids, and just watch planes take off!" - Dean Chandler
book was a 'no special occasion' gift to my Dad, a private
pilot and aviation enthusiast his entire life. When I gave
him the book last night, he said it was one of the best presents
he could ever receive. Thank you for taking the time out of
your lives to write such a memorable book."- Kimberly
Moe, Ed, Barb & Chris; First off, just wanted to pass on a
GREAT JOB on the MHT Book. I am an aviation nut and love the
MHT airport. I just got the book from the Manchester Library
and cannot put it down (hope to by it soon or put it on my
Christmas list). One thing that I wanted to bring to your
attention: As homage and to bring some foot traffic to the
NH Aviation Museum, I have established a Geocache
at the museum. Had some great comments from the people
that visited it. Thanks again for a great book!" - Richard
just finished reading Flying Through Time and it is likely
the most complete history of an airport that I have ever seen.
From the enthusiastic early days of the twenties, through
World War II and the indecisiveness of the 1950s and 1960s,
up to the jet age expansion and present-day success of Manchester's
Airport as the most important regional airport in the Northeast-you
have covered it all." - Tom Hildreth
brother, Paul Bolieau, got one of your books for Christmas
and he is in seventh heaven with it; that means that he really
likes the book." - Pat Bolieau
Airport: Flying Through Time"…it is a title with a deeper
meaning than is first apparent. You need to have the book to
understand. This masterpiece reveals a myriad of intricate details
about the history of the airport that changed the outcome, as
we know it today. It gives you almost a first-person feeling
of the sweat and prices paid by all who played a part in its
existence. Very soon you'll be aware that you have at your fingertips
THE ultimate resource of information, in a well-compiled, easy
to reference format. There are no other "officials" on the subject
than these authors. If these aren't accolades enough, from a
personal perspective, the fine narrative as it unfolded, spurred
memories of a childhood growing up in the shadows of the passing
planes. Though my old neighborhood has changed as a result of
the infrastructure development, I can live these memories again.
And to sweeten the pot further, a previously unknown tale emerged
of my own ancestors taking flight here in the early days, only
to lose their homestead to the growth a few short years later.
No praise is enough…buy the book!"
-Joe Labbe Webmaster, www.goffesfalls.org