Rubber Suits & Lukewarm Soup: Surviving Life As an Oceanic Ferry Pilot
Surviving Life As an Oceanic Ferry Pilot
Proceeds donated to the Douglas Bader Foundation.
A desire to become a professional pilot against the odds and without the benefit of wealthy relatives leads to a journey through some unusual jobs including theft investigator, car salesman, personal loans agent, telephone salesman and finance company repo man. When the opportunity to join an airline is abruptly halted by bureaucracy, a determination to continue flying results in an accidental career as one of the busiest oceanic ferry pilots in the world.
Fly along on nine different delivery flights and experience the literal highs and lows of these dangerously exciting journeys across our oceans. Read about flights from dirt tracks in Russia, fuel leaks in Iceland, mechanical issues in Africa, low fuel across the Pacific and flying through the waves of the Atlantic Ocean!
Meet some of the people, machines and cultures encountered as a risky game against ever diminishing luck is played out in some of the most remote and lonely places on earth.
This book really shows the struggles of becoming a pilot and really is written beautifully.
Riveting stories from beginning to end.
Being an aviation geek and having a son in the aviation industry, I absolutely enjoyed this book from cover to cover. It is a great rags to upper middle class story and I truly respect the authors roller coaster ride and hard work through life to achieve his ultimate dream. Excellent read Steve!