`This is a captivating true story of pioneering life during the last century. It’s a remarkable tale of desert and jungle survival, finding religion and losing faith, about discovering lust and finding love, about reportedly dying in aircraft accidents that didn’t happen. It’s an inspirational account of a man who set his goals in the sky and achieved them. His hard-working angel keeps saving him during his early travels and later while dodging mountains hidden inside clouds. Plus spears and gunfire in the third world. A must read action filled adventure.’


Ted Egan, OA. (Order of Australia)

Administrator of the Northern Territory.


Even before Phil Latz was speared at age four while growing up on a Lutheran Mission in Australia’s desert heartland his angel was working overtime. Join him and his ethereal guardian on a remarkable adventure as Phil makes the transformation from a feral outback kid growing up with Australian Aborigines, to a cosmopolitan high-flying pilot of the world’s largest helicopter.

His worldwide experiences may even inspire you to begin the career you always dreamed about while using his many travel hints and tips about different countries’ local customs.


Navigating by the stars while hanging in the sky without any lighting in the cockpit or on my helicopter was not how I had been taught to fly. I knew this journey would end in either injury or death for me and my passengers - or finding our camp in the inky darkness of the invisible, rocky, uninhabited and isolated Kimberly Ranges below us.”

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