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By Anthony J. Vallone

Air Vagabonds is the tale of the fantastic, actual (mis)adventures of a band of rogues piloting plane on my own into unique and lethal destinations.

In the past due Seventies and during the Eighties the call for for mild airplane eclipsed whatever obvious prior to or for the reason that. This created the necessity for a small air strength of pilots—ferry pilots—willing to fly hundreds of thousands of planes to consumers in each nook of the globe. Long-range solo flying isn't really for everybody, and it attracted a solid of eccentric, unforgettable mavericks who flew from one misadventure to the subsequent, scuffling with storms, wilderness winds, plane malfunctions, primitive navigational aids, loneliness, chemical imbalances, and hazardous 3rd international politics. a few carried on foreign scams and amorous affairs, a few have been misplaced at sea, a few imprisoned by means of African despots. They’re all the following, defined with humor and excessive drama through one in every of their very own, a survivor with extra special bear in mind, a knack for distinguishing personality from bluster, and an outstanding ear for discussion and aviation lore.

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