9781588341372-1588341372-Air Vagabonds: Oceans, Airmen, and a Quest for Adventure

Air Vagabonds: Oceans, Airmen, and a Quest for Adventure

ISBN-13: 9781588341372
ISBN-10: 1588341372
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Vallone, Anthony J.
Publication date: 2003
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
Format: Hardcover 312 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781588341372
ISBN-10: 1588341372
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Vallone, Anthony J.
Publication date: 2003
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
Format: Hardcover 312 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Vallone, Anthony J. wrote Air Vagabonds: Oceans, Airmen, and a Quest for Adventure comprising 312 pages back in 2003. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1588341372 and 9781588341372. Since then Air Vagabonds: Oceans, Airmen, and a Quest for Adventure textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.23 or rent at the marketplace.

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Air Vagabonds is the story of the amazing, true (mis)adventures of a band of rogues piloting aircraft alone into exotic and deadly destinations.

In the late 1970s and through the 1980s the demand for light aircraft eclipsed anything seen before or since. This created the need for a small air force of pilots—ferry pilots—willing to fly thousands of planes to clients in every corner of the globe. Long-range solo flying is not for everyone, and it attracted a cast of eccentric, unforgettable mavericks who flew from one misadventure to the next, battling storms, desert winds, aircraft malfunctions, primitive navigational aids, loneliness, chemical imbalances, and dangerous Third World politics. Some carried on international scams and love affairs, some were lost at sea, some imprisoned by African despots. They’re all here, described with humor and high drama by one of their own, a survivor with phenomenal recall, a knack for distinguishing character from bluster, and a great ear for dialogue and aviation lore.
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