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DANGEROUS LESSONS AND GUARDIAN ANGELS, AN AIRLINE PILOT'S STORY is an action packed, true adventure book that spans 35 years of airline flying. There are stories about transporting guns to Biafra in order to help the Independent Nigerians, flying cargo up and down the Berlin Air Corridor during the cold war, as well as missions, deep into Russia. Many of the stories in this book will put you on the edge-of-your seat; for example when the (author) airline captain is forced to make a death defying landing of a four engine jetliner..... IN TOTAL FOG. During that landing, the runway never seen until the airplane is brought to a complete stop. This exciting book also chronicles treasure diving with frightening visits by man-eating sharks, exploring the anchorages off dreamy Caribbean beaches, and fly-fishing for huge trophy trout high in the Andes of Argentina. These true adventures are told in a series of fascinating short stories. Besides featuring dramatic and sometimes humerous tales of adventure, this information packed book also has a chapter on how to become an airline pilot and land that airline job. Finally, there is an inspirational message to be persistent, focused and never give up, even when faced with overwhelming odds. The author's credentials include 21,000 hours of airline flying in four engine and wide bodied jets across the U.S., South America, North Atlantic, Europe, Asia, China and Russia. Remember..... when you've had many DANGEROUS LESSONS, be sure you have at least one GUARDIAN ANGEL.
The author began his working career as senior field engineer for IT&T in Greenland on Project Dew-Drop, a formally top secret, tropospheric scatter communication site. After working in Greenland, the author became chief engineer of twelve radio broadcast stations in France for the U.S.Department of Defense. Captain Spivack's aviation career began with flying guns on the Lockheed Super Constellation for the Independent Nigerians in Africa, ferrying DC-4's across the North Atlantic, then piloting C-46 cargo planes up and down the Berlin Air Corridor during the cold war. Captain Spivack has flown for Capitol International Airways as DC-8 and DC10 captain, flying passengers worldwide on both scheduled and charter flights. Captain Spivack has also flown for, Aerolineas Latinas, Southern Air Transport, Transtar airlines, Leisure air, Korean Airlines, Great American Airlines, and Ryan International Airlines. PJ Spivack is licensed as an airline Captain in Douglas DC-8, DC-9, DC-10 and Boeing 747-300 aircraft. He has been an FAA designated check airman for two airlines, on the Douglas DC-10 widebody aircraft. Additionally, the author holds a USCG Ships Masters license. The author has been a member of MENSA and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE.