Ted Scott Flying Stories

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Ted Scott Flying Stories (series)
Ted Scott Book cover 1927.jpg
Over the Ocean to Paris (1927)
Author Franklin W. Dixon
Country United States
Language English
Genre Juvenile adventure
Publisher Grosset & Dunlap
Publication date
1927-1943

The Ted Scott Flying Stories was a series of juvenile aviation adventures created by the Stratemeyer Syndicate using the pseudonym of Franklin W. Dixon (also used for The Hardy Boys) and published almost exclusively by Grosset & Dunlap. The novels were produced between 1927-1943. The principal author was John W. Duffield, who also contributed to the "Don Sturdy" and "Bomba the Jungle Boy" series. As "Richard H. Stone" he also launched a second Stratemeyer aviation series, the "Slim Tyler Air stories" [1930-1932].Duffield was a conscientious student of aeronautical technology, and long passages in the Ted Scott books can be traced to such sources as "Aviation", the "New York Times," "Aero Digest," and "Science."[1]

The series featured Ted Scott, a public aviation hero rather than merely an amateur aviator. In the first book in the series, Over the Ocean to Paris published in 1927, Ted Scott got his fame for being the first pilot to fly over the Atlantic Ocean to Paris, a feat first accomplished in the real world by Charles Lindbergh in May of that year.

One book from the Ted Scott series appears to be the first Stratemeyer Syndicate book to be reprinted in a foreign country and language, in the first half of the 1930s. Cover and interior art are different from the G & D editions.

List of Titles[edit]

Cover of book and dust jacket from German edition. Some copies had gold lettering on book, vice black
  1. Over the Ocean to Paris (1927)
  2. First Stop Honolulu (1927)
  3. Rescued in the Clouds (1927)
  4. Over the Rockies with the Air Mail (1927))
  5. The Search for the Lost Flyers (1928)
  6. South of the Rio Grande (1928)
  7. Across the Pacific (1928)
  8. The Lone Eagle of the Border (1929)
  9. Flying Against Time (1929)
  10. Over The Jungle Trails (1929)
  11. Lost at the South Pole (1930)
  12. Through the Air to Alaska (1930)
  13. Flying to the Rescue (1930)
  14. Danger Trails of the Sky (1931)
  15. Following the Sun Shadow (1932)
  16. Battling the Wind (1933)
  17. Brushing the Mountain Top (1934)
  18. Castaways of the Stratosphere (1935)

Re-vamp[edit]

  1. Hunting the Sky Spies (1941) (as volume 19)
  2. The Pursuit Patrol (1943) (as volume 20)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fred Erisman, Boys' Books, Boys' Dreams, and the Mystique of Flight (TCU Press, 2006), 143-146