A crash landing at a remote island airstrip...a scary encounter with an octopus...green ants that defend their tree by attacking anyone who touches it...a mysterious lava-tube cave with hikers' flashlights floating like fireflies down into its blackness...fruit bats noisily lobbing mangos onto your cabin's tin roof...the beauties - and dangers - of the crocodile-infested Kakadu National Park...a rugby match in Northern Territory (and why Aussie girls never root for their teams)...
In this colorful and remarkable book, written by a colorful and remarkable woman pilot, you'll find the most enjoyable way to discover Australia - by flying a light airplane to its places of greatest interest while watching the exotic landscape unroll beneath you: vistas of giant paisley patterned earth, caused by underlying salt strata; stunning views of red landscapes, uplifted and contorted during the earth's primordial boil; the enormously long white beaches of Western Australia, lonesome and edged by brilliant aquas; and the Indian Ocean to the south, marked by hundreds of miles of cliffs (whales breed there.... You could get lucky).
You don't have to be a pilot to enjoy this book. The author also wrote it for nonflyers, in nontechnical terms, to let you see amazing things that pilots experience from their very special perspective.
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Horrible Book - Not about flying at all
I bought this book because I was hoping to learn about adventure flying around Australia.
Its not about flying at all. It about very high level memories of a long ago trip. Its really about author using as many adjectives as possible to describe their personally experience.
If you like the voice of a passive aggressive 'Yankee' telling her story with language out of the 40's and 50's you might like this book.
Use modern English, dont be passive aggressive, dont use ten adjectives to try and add color to your old, old memories. Just tell the story.
Dont buy this book, its not about flying. I wish I had not spent money on it.
Get a professional reader ! The writer has a slurred voice, so bad that I gave up on listening.
Tell bowser no. Also the the Burketown cloud. Very interesting.
Maybe the paper book is better, with photos.
Too many meals, motels and booze, and not enough flying.
Maybe a documentary, after some heavy editing.
The story is too wordy. The writer tried to impress with a command of the English
language she does not have.
- A . Irborne