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Skyfaring : a journey with a pilot

Author: Mark Vanhoenacker
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Vanhoenacker, Mark.
Skyfaring
(DLC) 2014041159
(OCoLC)900608738
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Vanhoenacker
ISBN: 9780385351829 0385351828 9781448189946 1448189942
OCLC Number: 907296838
Awards: Short-listed for Warwick Prize for Writing 2015 (UK)
Description: 1 online resource
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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