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Mark Vanhoenacker - Author

About the Author

Mark Vanhoenacker left academia to work as a management consultant, a position that afforded him regular opportunities to stare out of aeroplane windows and recall childhood dreams of becoming a pilot. He began his flight training in 2001. Today, as a Senior First Officer for British Airways, Mark flies Boeing 747s to major cities around the world. He is also a regular contributor to the New York Times and Slate. When his head is not in the clouds, he divides his time between London and New York.

Featured books by Mark Vanhoenacker

Skyfaring A Journey with a Pilot

Skyfaring A Journey with a Pilot

Author: Mark Vanhoenacker Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2016

Here is the simple wonder that remains at the heart of an experience which modern travellers all too easily take for granted: the transcendent joy of motion, and the remarkable new perspectives that height and distance bestow on everything we love. Mark Vanhoenacker has written the ideal book: a description of what it's like to fly by a commercial pilot who is also a master prose stylist and a deeply sensitive human being. This is a man who is at once a technical expert - he flies 747s across continents - and a poet of the skies. This couldn't be more highly recommended . (Alain de Botton).

Other books by Mark Vanhoenacker

How to Land a Plane

How to Land a Plane

Author: Mark Vanhoenacker Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/12/2018

THE DAILY MAIL BOOK OF THE YEAR 'Illuminates the practical reality of piloting in a concise and useful manner' Times Literary Supplement Do something amazing and learn a new skill thanks to the Little Ways to Live a Big Life books! By the author of the acclaimed international bestseller Skyfaring, the Economist's 'Best book of the Year' and a New York Times 'Notable Book', and a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week So, hello! Welcome! Honestly, you look surprisingly relaxed. That's great to see. Have a seat on the left side of the cockpit - that's the captain's seat. Yes, that's right, you're now the captain, and yes, that's the runway down there. Fasten your seatbelt, order yourself a cup of tea, and let's get cracking. Mark Vanhoenacker, the airline pilot who makes poetry out of the science of flight technology, hands over the controls. Walking and talking us through the nitty-gritty of an approach and touchdown, he builds our understanding of flight from the ground up (or rather from the sky down), offering a new perspective of one of the more challenging and rewarding tasks ever.

Travesia area

Travesia area

Author: Mark Vanhoenacker Format: eBook Release Date: 15/10/2018

Piensa en cuando volaste por primera vez. Cuando ascendiste desde la tierra y viajaste alto y rapido por encima de su arco de giro. Cuando mirabas hacia un nuevo mundo, capturado de manera simple y perfecta a traves de una ventana bordeada de hielo. Cuando descendias hacia una ciudad desde el cielo tan facilmente como un amanecer. En Travesia aerea, el piloto de linea aerea y romantico aviador Mark Vanhoenacker comparte su amor irrefrenable por volar, en un viaje que va del dia a la noche, de las nuevas formas de cartografia a la poesia de la fisica, los nombres de los vientos y la naturaleza de las nubes. La simple transmision emocional que permanece en el corazon de una experiencia que los viajeros modernos dan demasiado por sentada: la alegria trascendente del movimiento y las notables emociones que la altura y la distancia confieren a todo lo que un hombre puede anhelar. El siglo XXI ha relegado el vuelo en avion -tiempo atras, notable hazana del ingenio humano- al reino de lo mundano. Vanhoenacker, que abandono el mundo academico y una carrera en el mundo de los negocios para perseguir su sueno de la infancia, en una fusion de historia, politica, geografia, meteorologia, ecologia y fisica, nos ofrece una exploracion poetica de la experiencia humana de la huida que nos recuerda el peso de la imaginacion en nuestros viajes mas ordinarios y reaviva nuestra capacidad de asombro a traves de fronteras geograficas y culturales.

Skyfaring A Journey with a Pilot

Skyfaring A Journey with a Pilot

Author: Mark Vanhoenacker Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2016

Here is the simple wonder that remains at the heart of an experience which modern travellers all too easily take for granted: the transcendent joy of motion, and the remarkable new perspectives that height and distance bestow on everything we love. Mark Vanhoenacker has written the ideal book: a description of what it's like to fly by a commercial pilot who is also a master prose stylist and a deeply sensitive human being. This is a man who is at once a technical expert - he flies 747s across continents - and a poet of the skies. This couldn't be more highly recommended . (Alain de Botton).

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