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Skyfaring : a Journey with a Pilot

Author: Mark Vanhoenacker
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A longhaul airline pilot recaptures the wonder of flight for the modern traveller. Turn your mind back to when you first flew. When you first left the Earth, and travelled high and fast above its turning arc. When you looked down on a new world, captured simply and perfectly through a window fringed with ice. When you descended towards a city, and arrived from the sky as ordinarily as morning. In A World Above,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Vanhoenacker
ISBN: 9780701188672 0701188677
OCLC Number: 904549397
Notes: Paperback.
Awards: Short-listed for Warwick Prize for Writing 2015 (UK)
Description: 352 pages ; 216 x 135 mm
Responsibility: Mark Vanhoenacker.

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Here, anew, is the simple wonder that remains at the heart of an experience which modern travellers, armchair and otherwise, all too easily take for granted: the transcendent joy of motion, and the  Read more...

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"Vanhoenacker is a remarkable writer. In Skyfaring he reveals his passion for flight, the mechanics of planes, the weightless, meaningful geography of the skies and the scent of the cities he flies Read more...

 
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