129 x 198 x 18mm
Martin Buckley hitch-hikes around the world in some of the oldest and strangest planes still in use.
In this age of sleek 500-seat transglobal airliners, what remains of the mystery and romance of flight? Martin Buckley circumnavigated the world in a whole series of mostly small aircraft, flying by some of the oldest and strangest planes still in use to some of the remotest places on earth - places where flying is almost the only transport option; and to meet some of the oldest surviving pilots, as well as contemporary pilots who still fly by the seat of their pants.
Some years ago Martin discovered that with a qualified pilot's license you can sometimes "hitch- hike" in the co-pilot's seat (pilots like it, plane owners and insurance companies like it, and customs officials are usually well-disposed). He decided that the subject of his next book would be to try and hitch hike around the world by plane.