Owen Zupp is an award-winning writer, published author and commercial pilot with over 20,000 hours of flight time. He has flown all manner of machines from antique biplanes to Boeings and Airbuses and shared the journey with readers around the world in a variety of publications. The son of a decorated fighter pilot, Owen was born into aviation. His flying career has taken him from outback Australia to the rugged mountain ranges of New Guinea, the idyllic islands of Micronesia and across the oceans of the world. He has served as a Chief Flying Instructor, Chief Pilot and an Approved Test Officer, holding the authority to issue and renew pilot licences and ratings. Whether witnessing rocket launches from 40,000 feet or circumnavigating a continent for charity in a tiny two-seat training aircraft, Owen has cherished every minute aloft. Flight is not merely his profession; it is his passion.
The author has done a magnificent job at writing about the operations of the legendary Boeing 747-400. The book can be easily digested by the non-aviation reader (I.e. you're not a pilot), but goes into enough detail that you'd be hard-pressed to not learn something. The details that each and every flight are documented, and the special requirements for the scenic Antarctic flights is covered showing the reader the diligence involved.I loved (as an avgeek) that actual operational details are covered, especially for a Boeing 747-8F flight. This is a comfortable non-technical read that I can't recommend enough!-JetX