San Diego, CA (Vocus) October 26, 2010
Author Jeremiah D. Jackson brings readers up above the clouds as he unveils his colorful journey as an accomplished skydiver and instrument-rated pilot. In The Flight of the Feral Chihuahua: In Pursuit of the Round-Trip Transcontinental Speed Record, his new book released through Xlibris, he tells about the many obstacles that must be conquered in pursuit of a dream.
The Flight of the Feral Chihuahua is a true story about the effort, challenges, and fears behind setting a new round-trip transcontinental speed record in a small airplane. Here, Jackson vividly retells his exploits in modifying his home-built, experimental airplane, and then flying it 4200 miles one winter’s day across the United States and back. Challenging him along the way were hours of fatigue, deep isolation, dangerous weather, and life-threatening equipment failures. Offsetting these challenges were not only months of planning, state-of-art equipment, and extensive training, but also the love and prayers of friends and family.
Peppered with informative facts about aviation and skydiving, The Flight of the Feral Chihuahua is a heartwarming recollection that provides readers with a sense “of being there”. Intertwining humor with inspiration, it fascinatingly presents the momentous events through realistic imagery and a detailed description of what the pilot saw, felt, and thought along the way. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to Xlibris.com.
About the Author
A California native, Jeremiah “Jerry” Jackson is a skydiver and instrument-rated pilot with eight world, and one national-level, aviation records. A civil engineer by training and profession, he lives with his wife, Nina, by the beach in San Diego, California. Jerry currently lectures at John Paul the Great Catholic University, where he is a professor of business, and consults at Kleinfelder, where he is a senior principal engineer. His wife and he are currently writing Wine Flights, a book about wineries that are located near airports. His daughter, Julia, is a graduate creative writing student at Brooklyn College in New York. When not flying, Jackson surfs, back-packs, and writes. Along with long-time friend Andy Keech, he is currently building a four-passenger RV-10, and they plan to attempt a few more records.
The Flight of the Feral Chihuahua * by Jeremiah D. Jackson, PhD
In Pursuit of the Round-trip Transcontinental Speed Record
Publication Date: October 21, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 152 pages; 978-1-4535-7416-4
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 152 pages; 978-1-4535-7417-1
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-7418-8
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