Nightmare in the Sky
Published by David V. Barth at Smashwords
Copyright 2012 by David V. Barth
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Table of Contents
Chapter 2: Bob Scott was called a "white knuckle reporter"
Chapter 3: Bob flies on a Search Mission with a Pilot
Chapter 4: The pilot of Bob's plane passes out
Chapter 5: Bob is not a pilot, but he knows how to declare an Emergency
Chapter 6: Bob considers crash-landing in a meadow near Fairplay
Chapter 7: Bob descends the plane and loses contact with Stapleton
Chapter 8: A Western Airlines Boeing 707 begins circling high above and radios Bob
Chapter 9: The Western captain suggests that Bob fly over a road
Chapter 10: The Western captain instructs Bob on how to land on the road
Chapter 11: Bob makes a great landing on the road
Chapter 12: Later, Bob takes flying lessons
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Chapter 14: About the Author
This is a factual story about Bob Scott, a non-pilot who volunteered fly as a passenger to help search for a downed plane. During that flight, he found that he would have to try to save himself and the incapacitated pilot by taking the controls himself.
Bob Scott had no aviation experience when he began flying as a traffic reporter for radio station KHOW in the early 1970s. As a non-pilot, Bob flew as an observer, reporting rush hour traffic. As a public service, KHOW let their plane be used for search and rescue operations, forest fire control, and other emergencies, on the condition that a KHOW reporter could go along on the flight. Non-pilot reporters, like Bob, who went along on these flights were referred to as "white knuckle reporters."