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Skyfaring : : a Journey With a Pilot

Vanhoenacker, Mark. Book - 2015 629.13 Va 3 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.3 out of 5

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"The twenty-first century has relegated airplane flight--a once remarkable feat of human ingenuity--to the realm of the mundane. When most people today think of flying, they imagine tedious routines that involve security checkpoints, exorbitant baggage fees, shrinking legroom, and frustrating delays. Mark Vanhoenacker, a 747 pilot who gave up careers in academia and the business world to pursue his childhood dream of flight, asks us to re-imagine what we--both as pilots and as passengers--are actually doing when we enter the world between departure and discovery. In a seamless fusion of history, politics, geography, meteorology, ecology, family, and physics, the author vaults across geographical and cultural boundaries, above mountains, oceans, and deserts, through snow, wind, and rain, limning a simultaneously humbling and almost superhuman activity which can afford us unparalleled perspectives on the planet we inhabit and the communities we form"-- Provided by publisher.


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Skyfaring submitted by avrogers1 on June 27, 2017, 10:19pm This story is beautifully written, and this author's love of planes, travel, and the sky is communicated beautifully to his readers. Offering a perspective that many do not experience.

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New York : Knopf, 2015.
Year Published: 2015
Description: 352 p.
Language: English
Format: Book


Airplanes -- Piloting -- Popular works.
Aeronautics -- Popular works.