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Book Giveaway – Skyfaring: A Journey With a Pilot

by Matt Falcus
Skyfaring Mark Vanhoenacker

Skyfaring Mark Vanhoenacker

It’s rare that a book about an interest in and love of aviation becomes a bestseller, but that’s just what happened with Skyfaring: A Journey With a Pilot.

This new book by Mark Vanhoenacker (published by Penguin Random House) is a work that puts in words the author’s love of flying, taking a journey from day to night.

Boeing 747 pilot Vanhoenacker shares his irrepressible love of flying, from new ways of mapmaking and the poetry of physics to the names of winds and the nature of clouds. Here is the simple wonder that remains at the heart of an experience which modern travellers 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.

For an aviation enthusiast this really is an interesting book. Whilst it naturally has a general appeal, there are enough of the details in there about flying an aircraft, being in the cockpit, and the airports and landscape Mark travels to that will satisfy the aviation lover in you.

It’s so good that it became a Sunday Times Bestseller and was featured on Radio 4’s Book of the Week.

Penguin have kindly supplied a copy of this book for one lucky AirportSpotting.com reader to get hold of.

 

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Eva - 747 Pilot - April 30, 2020 - 11:25 pm

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