The Outer Whorl - Essays of an Airline Pilot by Neal Schier
Approx. 54,580 words.
Published on May 16, 2011.
Twenty related essays on pursuing a career as a military and airline pilot--a career pursued not only to see the world, but also to gain an appreciation for the beauty and challenges that a life in aviation offers. The Outer Whorl is an introspective look at the allure of airline flying and how that world was irrevocably destroyed on 9/11. A narrative appreciated by both pilots and passengers.