- Unknown Binding
- Publisher: Vintage/ Random (1998)
- ASIN: B003TOD2G8
- Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
Not the escapism I hoped for.
For those of you who insist on reading this, do so at your own risk: while the book has its moments, and brings you into the cockpit of... Read more
I love this book. Years ago I had read his fathers amazing,"Stick and Rudder", the ultimate primer for a budding pilot, as I was learning to fly. Read morePublished on August 16, 2009 by M. Walton
I enjoyed this book immensely. I read it on the plane which seemed a fitting place to be led through experiences of someone who really knew the sky. Read morePublished on July 19, 2002
This book chagned the way I think about flying. In general it is well written and has the added value of being written by someone who is obviously intimately familiar with the... Read morePublished on May 21, 2001 by Joshua Hershberg
Langewiesche is a gifted writer. It is a daunting task to put into words the emotion and spirit involved in flying, but he does a fantastic job of adding spiritual dimension to... Read morePublished on October 18, 2000
Some of the puzzlement generated by this book and expressed in the reviews may be generated by the fact of Langewiesche's genre. Read morePublished on September 12, 2000 by Edward G. Nilges
An collection of essays united mainly by their general theme of perspective, this book reminded me of John McPhee's work, except that the author is both a flyer and a writer, and... Read morePublished on April 24, 2000 by "rh77"
Some of the chapters kept me interested, others were a chore to finish. Spends a bit too much time speculating on the thoughts of people he's never met. Read morePublished on October 8, 1999 by Tom Russell