Speaking of flight – some books on that topic. April 17, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
Been reading a fine, almost absurdly but somehow appropriately lyrical, book on the subject Skyfaring : A Journey with A Pilot by Mark Vanhoenacker. A year or two ago I read the excellent Cockpit Confidential from Patrick Smith and this volume – perhaps because it takes a very different approach (a good review here from the NYT – http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/03/books/review-mark-vanhoenackers-skyfaring-a-journey-with-a-pilot-on-joy-of-flight.html?_r=0) is a great companion piece. What comes through very strongly from both authors is the sheer love they have as people for the very process of flying. And, as noted in the other post on the matter today, the curious familiarity and strangeness of it all is very well represented in both. Both are highly recommended.
Next stop? William Langewiesche’s Fly By Wire. Any other recommendations?