Emergency Procedures Author:Macdowell Frederics This a novel of flight and high adventure. It is a former library book, is so marked. It has the paper cover, plastic cover over that. The pages are in good condition but there is a condition with the title page coming loose at the top. — Description from flap: "I wouldn't be the first pilot who ever tried a blind takeoff on instruments, but ... more »in the history of the endeavor, I was aware that of those who had tried it, I had only met a handful, and for all I knew, they were the only ones who had survived it." That's Johnny Beugel talking. Johnny is a cool and expert commercial pilot, whose main preoccupation is remaining solvent. As owner, operator, chief pilot, and, when occasion demands, mechanic of the Beugel Flight Service, he finds this a stimulating challenge and a near impossibility..... Until the foggy night he is requested to fly two men he doesn't know, one woman he knows very well, and an unidentified cargo in two duffel bags from his home base in southern New Hampshire to some place across the border in Canada. Considering the gun in his ribs, Johnny finds it difficult to refuse the request. Thus begins an action-packed novel of double cross, murder, and drama in the sky which is also a novel of theme and character.
The author, who is himself a pilot and does not wish to be further identified, takes the reader right into the cockpit and flies him nervelessly through thrunderstorms, barely skims over treetops, and involves him in one of the most spine-tingling air chases of recent literature.« less