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Fliers in their own words

Model: 1560271957

Fliers in Their Own Words
Katie Goode


For anyone who’s dreamed of flying, this is the book about what makes people fly – what is the essence of a pilot, what makes them tick? Set out as a series of interviews with pilots ranging from the airline captain, jet fighter, tanker pilot and stealth fighter pilot through to aerobatic champion, TV news helicopter pilot, flight instructor and Alaskan bush pilot. Softcover 220 pages.

Aerobatic Champion Patty Wagstaff – “You know, some people are good on the water, some are good on land. My element’s in the air.”

Airline Hero/Sailplane Pilot David Cronin – “Shoes came right off feet. Wallets were sucked out of pockets in pants… Scream at the top of your lungs and you could not hear six inches away from the other person.”

Alaska Bush Pilot Bill de Creeft – “You learn that it is absolutely up to you. There’s nobody that can tell you what to do.”

Stealth Fighter Pilot Captain Jeff Robertson – “It’s got a kind of specialised mission and has a mystique about it because it was a secret for so long.”

Skywriter Suzanne Asbury-Oliver – “I thought, if I can make a living doing this, why would I want to do something else?”

Recreational Pilot Nicole Browser – “When you get up in the air you see the big picture. It gives you a different perspective on life. My little problems don’t seem to be nearly as big.”

Police Helicopter Pilot Sergeant Bill Miller – “It’s really nice catching a bad guy, but it’s even nicer saving somebody’s life.”

TV News Helicopter Pilot Dann Shively – “If something happens, the helicopter’s usually the first strike-team to get there fast.”

Flight Instructor Kathy Frank – “Rivers belong where they can ramble. Eagles belong where they can fly. I’ve got to be where my spirit can run free. Got to find my corner in the sky.”

Experimental Homebuilder Andy Weinberg – “Do another reality check and ask yourself if you have the time and money to complete a project.”

Air Tanker Pilot Cotton Mason – “I didn’t want to be a bus driver. I didn’t want that kind of routine flying.”

Airline Pilot Captain Jim Moore – “18 hours ago, I was looking down at Greenland, and here I am in the foothills of the Sierra. What would those guys who worked so hard to cross mountains have thought? It’s really amazing to me.”

Helicopter Line Pilot Don Danielson – “We’d land alongside the Croatian military and the Croatian military pilots, and all go have a coffee together.”

Airshow Clowns Brian and Nancy Lansburgh – “If only Ace the Wonder Dog were here. She’d know to do because she’s the brains of the outfit.”

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