In our relentless pursuit of a fulfilled life, we've become a knowledge-hungry nation. The Little Ways To Live A Big Life series will feed your yearning for learning
perfect inflight reading...brilliant
Vanhoenacker is a remarkable writer. In Skyfaring he reveals his passion for flight, the mechanics of planes, the weightless, meaningful geography of the skies and the scent of the cities he flies to. He creates a still, almost poetic point in the turning, travelling world. This mesmerising book will make you view the world differently. All aboard!
[An] ode to the wonder of flight in the tradition of the great pioneer pilot-author Antoine de Saint Exupéry and Charles Lindbergh... flying remains a magical business
Mr Vanhoenacker, fortunately for his readers, has lost none of his sense of wonder at the miracle of flight itself... a beautifully observedcollection of details, scenes, emotions and facts from the world above the world
A description of what it's like to fly by a commercial pilot who is also a master prose stylist... This is a man who is at once a technical expert - he flies 747s across continents - and a poet of the skies. This couldn't be more highly recommended
How to Land a Plane explains simply and clearly the abiding mysteries of flight.
A good choice for anyone who's fantasized about suddenly having to get an aircraft safely down on the ground ... walks you through some of the basics of flight and landing, from how to recognize a cluster of instruments known as the 'six pack' to knowing what purpose the PAPI lights near the runway serve.
A work of humorous and outright poetic travel geekery.
Charming and chuckle-filled, this little primer explains much of what goes into the act of flying - from takeoff to touchdown.
With a unique wit and immense expertise, Vanhoenacker illuminates the mysteries of flight in a straightforward manner that even beginners can enjoy ... Readers will feel like they are in the captain's seat as the author ... does an excellent job of making air-travel accessible and enjoyable.
Explains simply and clearly the abiding mysteries of flight.