There's A Turtle on the Runway & Other Flying Stories
|Rating||:||4.92 (801 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||180 Pages|
This series of short stories describes the many things from serious to sublime that can happenl in a day's work of flying as a regional pilot.Feel the emotion involved in a flight emergency when there is unexpected engine trouble or equipment fails to work properly.And relive events involving pilots, passengers, airlines and others that are strange and odd, just a little bit funny or just "plane' crazy - like what to do with a turtle on the runway!
They say it's hilarious. --Rob . An great look at what pilots go through doing their job. A great look at what some pilots go through while flying. Insightful for someone like me who is a non-pilot. Haven't seen it since as my family, neighbors and relatives keep passing it amongst themselves. A funny read. Not all glamorous as we would think. My mom kept taking it from me and reading it also. --TerryAn easy read. Laughed till I cried, couldn't put it down. --PatsyBought the book, as Tom is a fellow pilot
A career Marine who upon retiring, started a second career flying commercially for a Regional Airline. . Married for twenty plus years with two grown boys
"A letdown!" according to susan lagier. There's no way I would nominate this book for the Pulitzer Prize, as Mr Lee requests in his last chapter. It is my policy to finish a book I am reading but it was very hard this time. I chose this book to read with a pilot who is at the beginning of his career thinking it would help him improve his English while enjoying some nice adventures. Unfortunately, it didn't serve either purpose! After having worked 20 years with pilots, I don't think any would like to live . Five Stars A very entertaining compilation of short stories.. A very fun read. I’m not a pilot, nor an aircraft enthusiast, but I do have to fly from place to place for business on a somewhat regular basis. I found There's A Turtle on the Runway fully engaging, and entertaining. This book is a collection of anecdotes from the pilot’s perspective. The author tells these stories in such a way to allow the reader to get a “behind the scenes” view of the life of a pilot; how one becomes a pilot, the process of gaining experi