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First Officer

First Officer (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Fitton, Peter R.

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First Officer tells how Jamie, a twelve-year-old boy, is taught by his father to be a pilot. They fly together, Jamie learning in the right-hand seat. Over a two-year period, Jamie learns the cockpit drills, interprets the maps, navigates, and perfects his piloting skills. First ...Officer will have you in the cockpit with them. The story of First Officer reminds readers that a private pilot's license, like a motor vehicle license, is granted with conditions. It's not a right, but a privilege. There are rules, most of them in place for the safety of those in the air and on the ground. Failure to heed them may prove disastrous. Piloting your own plane, can be sensational for the way the aircraft's speed can upturn our sense of space, distance, and lifestyles. It can be like a magic carpet ride, but there are dangers, with little room for error. Becoming a good pilot requires knowledge and teaching, which are adequate when things go according to plan. But when an unexpected and disastrous event occurs, we learn that survival requires more than piloting skills alone. We discover the value of courage and determination. First Officer is an Australian story, based at Tyabb on Melbourne's beautiful Mornington Peninsula. About the Author: First Officer is the third book by Peter R Fitton. His first book was Never Been Hit, a wartime biographical novel about Australian fighter pilot, Flying Officer Les Streete. His second book was Richmond Son, his own childhood memoir set during the 1950s in Richmond, Victoria, Australia.
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ISBN 9781950860999
Released NZ 5 Feb 2020
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781950860999
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LLC
Released 5 Feb 2020
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Fitton, Peter R.
Category Adventure Stories
Number of Pages 190
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 11mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 245g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult