Time in Africa: Flying and Fun from 1963 to 1983 (Hardcover)

Time in Africa: Flying and Fun from 1963 to 1983 By David Price, Anne Price (Photographer), Leah Price (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Price, Anne Price (Photographer), Leah Price (Illustrator)
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Time in Africa: Flying and Fun from 1963 to 1983 covers 20 amazing years of David Price's life as a pilot, working primarily in Africa. Although filled with personal adventures and humorous anecdotes, Time in Africa is much more than an autobiography. It is also an amazing glimpse of a time in aviation before computerized flight controls and when some older planes were still made of plywood and canvas. Having flown planes such as a DC3, Dove, Comet 4, Viscount, B737 and B707, the author shares stories of near disaster, having to make mechanical repairs and adjustments while flying-including once with a fire ax, and landing and taking off in the desert without a runway.

Adding further interest to these stories is the setting: Libya, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Cameroon, Zambia, Guinea, and Nigeria in their early days of independence post colonization. A natural storyteller, David portrays what life was like in Africa-both for the privileged Whites and the native Blacks-along with providing insight into the politics and attitudes of the time.

From starting an airplane with car batteries strapped to a baggage trolley to having to put out a charcoal fire started in the aisle of a plane to brew a cup of tea, it is clear that there were few dull moments during David's time as a pilot in Africa. It is also evident that he enjoyed every minute there, as will his readers as he takes them back to an amazing place in an interesting time.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781039175952
ISBN-10: 1039175953
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication Date: July 21st, 2023
Pages: 318
Language: English