A career in aviation is intriguing to many, but what is it really like? In his fascinating memoir, Ewart Franklin Hinkson peels back the mysterious layers of air traffic control and aeroplane maintenance as he shares his often humorous experiences as a commercial pilot within the Caribbean Archipelago. Born and raised on the beautiful island of St. Lucia, Hinkson was introduced to aviation at a young age which sparked a life-long interest in flying. After migrating to Canada to further his studies, Hinkson describes his efforts to acquire a commercial pilot's license and his subsequent entrepreneurial adventure as the owner and manager of a small air-taxi service. Intertwined with Hinkson's own tales about his travels above the magical Caribbean Sea is the true story of how political interference is stifling the growth of both the aviation and the tourist industry, causing the region to lose millions of dollars and repressing economic development. In this exciting mix of pilot anecdotes and stories of political deception, one man proves that his belief in himself and his values is what helped him achieve his dreams in the big, blue skies over the Caribbean.The course covered all the academic subjects necessary to acquire a commercial pilota#39;s license anywhere in the ... The Institute also provided a comprehensive course in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering similar to the course I did atanbsp;...
|Title||:||Flying the Archipelago|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2008-03|