"SO YOU WANT TO BE A FERRY PILOT is made up of nineteen true short stories about ferrying airplanes from one part of the world to another. Each flight has something about it that wasn't planned. Unexpected heart stopping engine failures, weather that went from CAVU (Clear and Visibility Unlimited) to Oh MY God!!, interception by armed foreign fighters, arrest by third world police or anything that old Mister Murphy can throw your face.
I had several pilot friends read the manuscript, here are some of their comments.
""Ferry pilots are nuts, everybody knows that."" Captain Cal Harman, 20 years with Continental.
""These stories are unbelievable, I thought flying combat missions was dangerous."" Captain Curt Briggs, shot down in Vietnam while flying an F-4 Phantom, rescued after spending more than 24 hours hiding from the North Vietnamese.
""When we were cell mates in Hanoi I suspected that Spike was a little crazy, suspicions confirmed."" Lieutenant Commander Larry Friese, USN Retired. POW in Vietnam 51/2 years."
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Published December 4, 2003
Biographies & Memoirs, Professional & Technical, History.