As a former Turbo Commander owner I have finished a book which I think many here will enjoy:
As The Prop Turns: The Soul of an Old Airplane
Delivered in late 1940, this Waco UPF-7 has lived a long and adventurous life. Sent first to a flying school in the Pacific Northwest, the open-cockpit biplane introduced World War II pilots to aerobatics in the Civilian Pilot Training Program, taught by a noted aviatrix.
Enjoy true escapades as you soar with a freight dog, a tax evader, a missionary dentist, a prominent woman sculptor, and a drug smuggler. The adventures didnít stop there. Declared surplus near the end of the war she became a crop duster. Wrecked and rebuilt, the Waco later turned to life as a sightseeing workhorse.
The career of Waco NC29923 continues, and those who love her share their memories in As the Prop Turns. Fly in formation with her pilots and owners. Learn how she survived several devastating crashes to be beautifully restored each time. Enjoy this in-depth history that covers nearly eighty years and includes 134 photographs, drawings, and maps.
Available on Amazon in black & white edition for fifteen bucks. Available on eBay for signed color deluxe edition at thirty bucks, plus three dollars domestic shipping..