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Absolute Altitude: A Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Sky (Paperback)
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Absolute Altitude: A Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Sky (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 03/06/2004
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In this exciting and unusual travel book, Martin Buckley journeys through many places, from Benbecula to Rarotonga, from Sudan to New Zealand, from Corsica to Tucson, Arizona - but the country he explores is a romantic and dangerous place that seduces all who travel there - the sky.

Three years ago, Martin Buckley gained a pilot's licence, and set off to 'hitch-hike' by plane around the world. His encounters with a range of sometimes eccentric and always obsessive pilots led to aid flights through war zones in a UN Cessna, aerobatics in a jet fighter, chasing goats across snowy mountains by helicopter and touching the edge of the stratosphere in a Learjet.

The result is a wholly original travel book, free-spirited and often very funny, weaving a bird's-eye view of aviation's peculiar history into the narrative and offering intimate insights into the passion and perils of the pilot's seat.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099273523
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 246 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Buckley is a born storyteller * Observer *
His stories are extraordinary-he tells them with the kind of boyish excitement that's a world away from airport check-in queues * The Times *
Read Absolute Altitude for the sensitivity and shrewdness with which Buckley describes people he encounters. He has an unerring instinct for remarkable lives behind ordinary exteriors * Independent *
Buckley writes wonderfully well, with a novelists ear for dialogue * Evening Standard *

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