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The Life of a Pilot

Bush Planes and Water Bombers

The Life of a Pilot

Flanker Press


19.95 CAD

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“That wasn’t a close call, that was a miracle!”
These are the adventures of retired pilot Glen Goobie, who flew countless missions in Newfoundland and Labrador and across Canada and the United States. For more than forty years, he flew with compassion and courage, sometimes performing mercy missions in the face of danger.
In 1960, when Glen was fifteen, his father’s untimely passing precipitated an uncertain future for him. His father was the breadwinner of the family, so Glen's mother decided to relocate the family from their small community of Queen’s Cove, Trinity Bay, to St. John’s to seek employment. Glen felt at odds living in a city but managed to fit in and complete high school.
A number of years later, Glen found himself behind the controls of an airplane. He completed his flying training in Moncton, New Brunswick, and his early flying career took him to Northern Ontario for a couple of years. Upon returning to Newfoundland, Glen flew with Newfoundland Air Transport, Gander Aviation, and the provincial government’s water bombers until his retirement.

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Flanker Press is a bright spark in the Newfoundland and Labrador publishing scene. As the province’s most active publisher of trade books, the company now averages twenty new titles per year, with a heavy emphasis on regional non-fiction and historical fiction.

The mission of Flanker Press is to provide a quality publishing service to the local and regional writing community and to actively promote its authors and their books in Canada and abroad.

Now located in Paradise, Flanker Press has grown from a part-time venture in 1994 to a business with eight full-time employees. In the fall of 2004, Flanker Press launched a new imprint, Pennywell Books. This imprint includes literary fiction, short stories, young adult fiction, and children’s books.

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