What would YOU do with a multi-million-dollar aircraft and time on your hands? Join the adventures of a Silicon Valley salaryman whose good fortune put him in the pilot's seat of a radical, high-tech Beechcraft Starship airplane, one of only a handful ever made. He set out on what many only dream of: slowly meandering around the world with no fixed route and no fixed return date. Discover new countries and cultures. Learn about the science, art and challenges of flying a high tech business jet-class plane around the world. And find out how the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 midway through the trip changed aviation and the world's perception of America. The book features extensive detail of places visited, including historic, economic, social, geological and other information. It also includes 150+ footnotes explaining aviation-related concepts, defining acronyms and demystifying flying for non-pilots. Read by the author Dallas Kachan, former Canadian national news anchor and broadcaster. With music and ambient sound accents.
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Best variety in an audio recording ever.
Wouldn't you fly around the world if you could?
I'm somewhat new to the audiobooks, having listened to just three in my life. So I thought it was great.
I really liked the mix of technical detail and plot. I've always wondered what it would be like to be a pilot and I got a feel for that while being brought around the world. And of course flying a plane around the world isn't always safe so the main character had some interesting situations to get out of!
It's the author who read the book so I felt like the right parts of each sentence were emphasized. Plus, he has a great voice for this sort of thing.
I found this to be the perfect story to listen to on my road trip to Baja, Mexico over the Christmas break. And some of the adventures in the story coincided perfectly with some of the adventures I was having.
- Andre Angelantoni