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The Last Flight

Published by David V. Barth at Smashwords

Copyright 2013 by David V. Barth

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Preface
Chapter 2: World tension heated up
Chapter 3: The U.S. civil defense plan was to evacuate the populace to remote areas
Chapter 4: Roger got a strange phone call
Chapter 5: Roger flew to San Francisco for a quick course on flying a Boeing 747
Chapter 6: Roger took off from San Francisco International in the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet
Chapter 7: Roger tried to radio Max's 747, but got no response
Chapter 8: Max finally communicated with Roger after playing with the flight attendants
Chapter 9: Roger spotted enemy bombers flying at low altitude, opposite direction
Chapter 10: Roger and Max agreed that it would be safer flying on the deck
Chapter 11: Max spotted high-flying fighters, opposite direction
Chapter 12: Roger and Max arrived at their destination airstrip
Chapter 13: Roger did a poor landing, blew tires, and his plane departed the runway
Chapter 14: Roger, Max, and the two girls combined resources on Max's 747
Chapter 15: They watched nuclear warheads enter the atmosphere, far to the south
Chapter 16: After 4 months in Canada, they took off for San Francisco
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Chapter 18: About the Author

Chapter 1: Preface

It was a warm night on 27 May 1981, as I sat on the patio contemplating how I might, somehow, wrangle a chance to fly a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet. I conjured up this fiction story in which a fellow pilot and I were the last pilots in the world who were available to fly 747s. In this story we just couldn't be turned down. It was a case of supply and demand. All of the other pilots were busy. However, for the story to be plausible, it required a world-wide nuclear war. All characters in this story are fictitious and are more than eighteen years of age. Any similarity to persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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