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CHARTER PILOT: Rare Adventures In Aviation by Mark A. Burgess

CHARTER PILOT: Rare Adventures In Aviation

by Mark A. Burgess

132 pages
Funny journey to becoming a professional pilot in general aviation

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About the Book
Aviation fans and experienced or aspiring pilots of any age will enjoy these entertaining stories from a successful charter pilot.

Anyone interested in general aviation, its history, and the funny and sometimes-scary adventures of a professional pilot will enjoy Mark Burgess' stories. With wry humor he takes us on his journey from an airplane-happy small-town youth, to certified pilot at age 17, to instructor and inspector of other pilots. He has flown donated organs, fire patrol, the rich and famous, and today is a successful entrepreneur with a rapidly growing company employing nine charter pilots.

This book is part explanation of things you can do in aviation (without getting shot at), part personal story, and a liberal sprinkling of funny tales to give a glimpse into what happens and why in the exclusive world of general aviation.

Through the years Burgess has flown friends, students and clients (many affluent, some athletic, political, distraught and all points in between); transported donated organs to save lives; transferred federal prisoners to penitentiaries; flown fire patrol to protect forests; trained other pilots; sucked birds into jet engines; pursued a “midnight marauder;” narrowly avoided disastrous collisions; followed train derailments; braved life-threatening weather; and endured "hours of boredom interrupted by moments of sheer terror!”

In the process he also witnessed escapades of well-known passengers and enjoyed spending other people’s money on luxurious lifestyles including skiing, roaming on motorcycles, deep-sea fishing and remote vacation locations.

 

 

About the Author
Mark A. Burgess With wry humor Mark A. Burgess reveals his journey from an airplane-happy youth in a small Ozarks town to become a certified pilot at age 17, then an instructor and inspector of other pilots. Today he is a successful entrepreneur with a rapidly growing charter company that employs nine pilots.

 

 

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