Stories & Trivia

This page is for stories told about Paul Mantz for those who knew him.

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Veritigo:  Paul Mantz, Jr, relates that his father had a hard time looking off a high bridge or out of a tall building.  It would give him vertigo.  However, with the feel of an aircraft — the power and the wings as they provided lift — all vertigo would cease.    Probably one of the unique things about Paul Mantz is that he could feel one with the aircraft — it gave him a sense of what he could and could not do.  This intuition probably saved his life countless times.

Favorite Number:  46; for the 46 consecutive outside loops that jump started his career.