A Pilot's Ups and Downs (Paperback)

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A Pilot's Ups and Downs (Paperback)

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For every 1,000 people who applied to be airline pilots in BEA/BOAC back in the day, about four made it. The other 996, plus their wives, parents, and children, might wonder how their lives could have turned out, so here is the story of one of the four. Besides, the passengers who sit behind that locked door and trust us with their lives must wonder, "What goes on up there, and how does it affect their lives and families?"
My education included the University Air Squadron, then learning to fly at the College sponsored by British Airways. There is a chapter of general information on aviation, then most of the book is an account of my experiences, whether dramatic, disappointing, exciting, or amusing, during my varied career in British Airways. Some incidents occur within the cockpit, others in social interaction outside, and a few come from pilot folklore. I also describe visits to sights around the world, an aspect that draws people to aviation as a career, and interests everyone.
I have added one professional pilot's opinion on aviation topics in the news, the mysterious Malaysian disappearance, and the Alpine tragedy, and finish with my lifelong interest in designing model aircraft.
Product Details ISBN: 9781035819782
ISBN-10: 1035819783
Publisher: Austin Macauley
Publication Date: May 24th, 2024
Pages: 196
Language: English