Francis Meyrick

Biography

Location:Texas, USA Naturalized US Citizen of Irish extract - Fixed Wing and Helo trucker.Interests: "The Absurdity of Man". I am a proud supporter of Blarney, Nonsense, and Hooey. I enjoy being a chopper jockey, and trying to figure the world, people and belief systems out. I'm just not very good at it, so it keeps me real busy. I scribble, blog, run this website, mess with rental houses, ride motorbikes, and read as much as I can. I went solo 44 years ago, and I like to say I'm gonna get me a real job one day. When I grow up. ("but not just yet, Lord, not just yet") For my aviation scribbles see www.chopperstories.com.... enjoy! I wish you Peace in your Life. May you always walk with the sun on your face, and a breeze ruffling your hair. And may you cherish a quiet wonder for our awesome Universe. Life isn't always good. But it is always fascinating. Never quit.

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Books

Moggy's Musings
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 65,290. Language: British English. Published: June 15, 2017. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Essay » Political
Walk a mile in Moggy's shoes: wandering and wondering, enjoying starry nights and sunlit skies. Share in his mild confusion and quiet compassion for Man and Nature, expressed in short stories and poetry. Hold the hand of a handicapped young black man. Rescue a bird from a cruel wire spiral and flee from an angry goose. Visit sunsets and storms, hope and tragedy. This is a book for everybody.
Helicopters and Humans
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 74,590. Language: British English. Published: June 4, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction, Essay » Sociology
Flying all over the world, during several decades ‒ the people you meet! From the fascinating cultural mixture on Taiwanese Tuna fishing boats to the burly American crew of oil and gas rigs off the coast of Africa and in the Gulf of Mexico, from the mechanics to the EMS nurses, ‘Moggy’ Meyrick has interacted with them all. In 44 short stories he portrays mischief, misunderstandings and mishaps.
Jeremy's War
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 130,040. Language: British English. Published: July 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
In the heat of World War One aerial dogfighting, a young man is forced to rapidly learn survival skills. Surrounded by brutal reality and the incessant onslaught of Man's inhumanity, he explores the hidden corners of his psyche. From war to struggling spirituality, and from romance to betrayal, he is tested to the absolute breaking point.
The Tuna Hunter
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 109,050. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00 from 1 review)
Bob McCann, a soft spoken, wandering sky nomad, unexpectedly faces the ultimate challenges. Piloting a Hughes 500 across the Pacific, he must meet head-on with Dark Forces, fly like a madman, and coldly hunt like a falcon. He is forced to drag out a violent past he thought buried, for the woman he loves. Part auto-bio and part fiction, this story weaves a web of intrigue and deadly danger.
Blip on the Radar
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,340. Language: British English. Published: November 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Ocean life, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 1 review)
Mix one dreamy Irish helicopter pilot with a crew of Taiwanese, Chinese, Philippinos and Indonesians, and you get everything – from confusion, to fireworks, to hilarity. Flying in those remote Pacific areas, thousands of miles from Search and Rescue capability, ‘Moggy’ Meyrick was touched by our common humanity, and awed by Nature. This book is written for everybody, not just helicopter pilots.
Moggy's Tuna Manual
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 91,180. Language: British English. Published: October 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Transportation
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
'Moggy's Tuna manual' is based on five years of experience flying helicopters off fishing boats in mid-ocean. Francis Meyrick describes the risks, the thrills and the beauty of nature, But his main emphasis is on safety: tips, anecdotes and techniques to fly safely and successfully. He dedicates his book "To all my tuna friends and in memory of too many guys who didn't make it home..."

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