Flight of Passage

Rinker Buck’s Flight of Passage has inspired millions. Help Henry & Colin make it into a short film!

Flight of Passage, the best-selling memoir by renowned author Rinker Buck, is one of the most beloved books in the aviation community. Its appeal, however, transcends the world of pilots and airplanes.

At its heart, Flight of Passage is a coming-of-age story about brotherhood and family, an adventurous tale about two American boys chasing after their dreams.

In 1966, Rinker and Kern Buck, aged 15 and 17, rebuilt a Piper Cub in their backyard barn. Later that summer, the two brothers flew the small aircraft from their home in rural New Jersey to San Diego in six days, making them the youngest aviators ever to fly coast to coast. Their journey captured the attention of newspapers, television stations and eventually the entire country, catapulting the pair to celebrity status amongst aviators and common folk alike.