308Q: Escaping the storm

I’m looking for a book I read while in elementary school in Canada between 1972-1978.

It was a book about pilots (2?) who are trapped in the Florida keys (or Caribbean?) with a big storm (hurricane?) coming and who decide to escape flying a damaged airplane (DC3?) with limited elevator control. They have to fly using trim mostly. If it was in high school this would have been from 1978 – 1983.  Really hope to find this again for my son to read.

5 thoughts on “308Q: Escaping the storm

  1. I posted the original request and want to thank Ann for the suggestion above. The publication date works and the story line certainly seems consistent with what I remember. I won’t know for sure until I read it again with my son as there were details about the crippled aircraft that I remember really clearly. In the meantime – thank you!

  2. my son and I are on chapter 5, and he’s hooked, as am I, all over again. Thank you SO much for helping me reconnect with this book. I did a lot of googling trying to find this prior to asking for help here – so I am quite amazed. Thanks again!!

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