The Adventures of Tommy the Texan© and Captain Billy

Back to the Beginning

by William Moyle, Illustrated by David C. Moyle & Editor Laura E. O'Connor



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/27/2017

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781480848788
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781480848795
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781480848801

About the Book

Tommy the Texan is an advanced training T-6 airplane who lives in an airport hangar in Danbury, Connecticut, and longs to fly again. When retired airplane pilot, Captain Billy, purchases him and begins rebuilding him, Tommy the Texan looks forward to Billy’s visits when he and his friends put on coffee and tell stories of great adventures in the big blue sky.

As a special connection builds between Tommy and Billy, the time arrives when Tommy is finally ready to fly. Not long after Billy climbs into the cockpit, starts Tommy’s engine, and taxis to the runway, man and machine soar to the sky where they begin making memories and Tommy finally has the chance to experience his own great adventures once again.

The Adventures of Tommy the Texan© and Captain Billy brings to life the warm relationship between a pilot and his plane as they experience the excitement and joys of flying together.

“… Captain Billy and Tommy the Texan are the dynamic duo that will inspire future generations to fly.”

—Erika Armstrong, ATP, Author of

A Chick in the Cockpit

About the Author

William “Captain Billy” Moyle started flying at age fourteen. Since then, he has nurtured his passion for flying and education, teaching aviation and flying aircraft from an Aeronca Champ to a Douglas DC-8. Now retired, he hopes his debut juvenile novel will both inspire and educate today’s youth in aviation and life.