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02 GOLF [Kindle Edition]

John Purner
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This is the story of what happens when the life you might have lived and the things you could have done come knocking at your door one last time. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take the controls of your own airplane and travel the world on your schedule? What would you see, who would you meet, how would you change, could you really do it? Come along with a Silicon Valley escapee as he accepts the challenege of flight and does so with an inexpenisve used aircraft purchased for less than the cost of a cheap car. Let your imagination take you along as he makes his first long cross country flight in this small, frail airplane. Meet the people he meets and live the experience through the eyes of someone just like you, a person who decided to grab the brass ring of opportuntity today and to travel on his own terms. This is the story of a everyone's childhood passion finally come to life. You will be inspired to make it your journey as well.

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  • File Size: 204 KB
  • Print Length: 114 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1468021559
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006GWD4CW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #178,840 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 02 Golf - A Pilot's Journey December 5, 2011
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Much to my delight, John Purner has released a new book titled "02 Golf - The Long Cross Country". In contrast with his most recent best-selling books, it is not about sharing with avid readers the secrets he has discovered which can bring average Sunday Golfers closer to the professional level that John has reached in Golf in an incredibly short time. If improving your Golf is important to you, you must read his previous Golf books. But 02 Golf is the story of
Purner's life-long obsession with flying, and, as with all of John Purner's writings, he befriends his readers in a way very few writers can. John sits us down
next to him and takes us along on a journey of exploration which engages the reader immediately and does not let go until 02 Golf has made its last landing and we must reluctantly deplane. John, as a child, grew up awestruck by his Aviator father's exploits piloting a B-24 in WW2 making bombing
runs in support of resupplying our Chinese Allies. That fascination with Aviation remained with John throughout his life, occasionally breaking through
during his student days, but suppressed as many of us have done. It was only after retiring from an enormously successful career in Computers in November of 1989 that he returned to the activity he loved most of all - Flying!
And for most pilots, here is where John's most interesting days begin. He put his enormous talents in both writing and computer technology into the world's first reference book and later, first website, describing where pilots can fly for fun and the "100 Dollar Hamburger" a description that every pilot knows, was born [...] That pilots can fly for recreation and just "plane" fun, although not a new concept, was totally unorganized.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grass roots adventure December 23, 2011
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What a nice surprise -- old fashioned aviation grass roots story telling at its best. Fly along with John Purner in his trusty C-150, dropping into unfamiliar airports, encountering odd and interesting new situations, watching the continent slip beneath his wings. This is a journey of discovery, and you'll be glad you went along for the ride. You will feel the joy of flight, the satisfaction of mastering problems, and, in the end, the emotion of saying farewell to a disabled old flying machine.

Best of all, this is the kind of story that will make you smile. Recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read. September 17, 2012
By Thomas
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I enjoyed this look into a pilots long cross the continent trip and the stops on the way. I recommend this to all general aviation pilots or future pilots who wonder what fun can be had flying freely and safely around our great nation. I hope future pilots will be able to do the same a decade from now without costly regulation that could and would make a trip such as this book speaks of possible. I really enjoyed his oddessy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A purely satisfying read June 17, 2012
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Felt like I had been invited along for the adventure. 02 Golf kept me smiling for days after I finished reading, and led up to a long conversation with my wife about what makes us happy - which ultimately led to our decision to buy our first plane. Thanks, John, for reminding us what it is like to live the dream. I highly recommend this excellent and thoroughly enjoyable book to anyone with an interest in flying. Consider this book your "progressive taxi" by someone that has been there and was kind enough to share the adventure with the rest of us.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Pilots Book May 22, 2012
By Laurie
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I enjoyed the read and was quite impressed that a low-hour pilot managed the complex navigation across the US in a small, under powered aircraft, sometimes in difficult weather. As a pilot myself, I like the technical stuff that pilots have to contend with included in flying books. 02 Golf does this well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent quick read May 11, 2012
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I have flown but never owned a Cessna 150. The author does a great job explaining what ownership would be like. A very enjoyable read. It was easy to imagine sitting beside him on his cross-country flights to the west coast.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book April 24, 2012
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I think that this was a self published book, a few spelling errors etc, but a good read if you are a pilot and like to read about flying!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Flying Adventure December 5, 2011
By Marc
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Purner really has a way of making you feel as if you are with him in the cockpit as he goes on his many adventures. Aviation brings us back to the way the world used to be, and this book is filled with many of the adventures that the author went on with his inexpensive Cessna 150. If you are a pilot you will love it..if you are not a pilot you will want to be one by the time you are through reading it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Canonical Aviation Fare
This one of the first aviation books I read in Amazon's popular Kindle format and though in that incarnation the text could use a quick edit and correction from a proofreader the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by doneliyahu
4.0 out of 5 stars very good read for a pilot
The story is very technically oriented. The scattered typos didn't really matter. Bottom line, I enjoyed it, the story in general, and the "I learned about flying" theme
Published 2 months ago by G P CUMMINGS
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure enjoyment
As a new pilot, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this short but seriously fun book. The numerous mis-spellings made it even more enjoyable as it made it more like a personal journal of... Read more
Published 2 months ago by daniela clary
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read
For anyone who has ever thought about owning there own aircraft. I greatly enjoyed the way the author dicribed the people he met on his journey.
Published 3 months ago by Michael Guarini
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable reas
I liked the book.. A really good story if you're interested in another pilot's experiences. I gave it a lower rating because it was very short for the price.
Published 3 months ago by CAROL GUINN
5.0 out of 5 stars great read,
Very enjoyable reading, will be putting some of the navigation ideas to use myself. Certainly recommend to low time pilots
Published 4 months ago by Dave E
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
Easy, enjoyable read for pilots and non pilots alike. Did some of my training in a 150 so I could relate to some of the stories.
Published 5 months ago by kiwiaviator
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written and interesting
I love tales of airplane adventures by pilots with a real passion for planes and flying. This definitely filled the bill.
Published 5 months ago by Rick
2.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable read
More fiction than reality? Maybe time has enhanced the authors memory of events. I've never had Flight Service offer an opinion of a flight plan, other than "VFR flight not... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Terry Good
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read, Great Story
Purner's tale of his first aircraft is a refreshing and fun story. Well worth the time! Reminded me of the writing of Rinker Buck.
Published 7 months ago by Andy Sharpe
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