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The Outer Whorl
Ever since man has taken to the air, flight has exerted a strong, almost irresistible, appeal on many to follow a life of flying-not only to allow it to be more than just a hobby, but to make it one's avocation. Many who have followed this call have written of this journey and how they pursued the various forms of flying - their first flight, their first job flying for ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published July 12th 2007 by Xlibris Corporation
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Mr. Schier's essay is a poingnant revelation of a long career in aviation. I share his sadness as he reflects on how much the career he obviously loved spiralled downward as a result of deregulation and the events of 9/11. I'm sure that many other once proud pilots have watched with regret as the airline industry has evolved. Perhaps at one time, as was the case when PanAm ruled the international airways, airline captains were well paid and highly admired. Due to circumstances often beyond their ...more