Skyfaring: A Journey With A Pilot

Paperback | August 23, 2016

byMark Vanhoenacker

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'Flight, like any great love, is both a liberation and a return': an airline pilot captures the wonder of flight for the modern traveller.

**Sunday Times Bestseller**
 **Book of the Week on Radio 4**

Think 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 effortlessly as daybreak.

In Skyfaring, airline pilot and flight romantic Mark Vanhoenacker shares his irrepressible love of flying, on a journey from day to night, from new ways of mapmaking and the poetry of physics to the names of winds and the nature of clouds. 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 remarkable new perspectives that height and distance bestow on everything we love.

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'Flight, like any great love, is both a liberation and a return': an airline pilot captures the wonder of flight for the modern traveller. **Sunday Times Bestseller** **Book of the Week on Radio 4**Think 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 o...

MARK VANHOENACKER left academia to work as a management consultant, a position that afforded him regular opportunities to stare out of airplane windows and recall childhood dreams of becoming a pilot. He began his flight training in 2001. Today, as a Senior First Officer for British Airways, Mark flies Boeing 747s to major cities aroun...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.9 inPublished:August 23, 2016Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0099589850

ISBN - 13:9780099589853

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