Moggy's Tuna Manual (Paperback)

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Moggy's Tuna Manual (Paperback)

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'Moggy's Tuna Manual' is based on five years of experience flying Bell 47's and Hughes 500's off Taiwanese and Korean tuna fishing vessels in the Western Pacific. Francis Meyrick describes the risks, the thrills and the beauty of nature. His stories include wry humour, first person accounts, and many cautionary tales. 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..." Francis has logged over 12,500 flight hours including a wide variety of helicopter applications all over the world. Based on this personal experience, his 'Tuna Manual' describes the many pitfalls that face raw, inexperienced recruits to the 'Tuna Fields'. Both low-time pilots and experienced pilots have praised this safety initiative as a sincere effort to mitigate the world-wide sky-high accident rate in the Tuna Helicopter Industry. Written with humility and respect for Man and Nature, this manual will appeal to all helicopter addicts.
Francis 'Moggy' Meyrick has flown fixed wing and helicopters for well over forty years. Since he went solo in his early twenties he has logged over 12,500 flight hours, including a wide variety of helicopter applications all over the world. He flew aerobatics in his Christen Eagle, was a fixed wing and helo flight instructor, and spent many years flying helicopters off tuna fishing vessels in the Pacific and oil platforms in Africa and the Gulf of Mexico. He says: "I thoroughly enjoy being a chopper jockey. 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!"
Product Details ISBN: 9781979268363
ISBN-10: 1979268363
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: October 29th, 2015
Pages: 220
Language: English