Publisher: Francis Meyrick
Publication Date: February 29, 2016
Binding: Kobo eBook
The Tuna Helicopter Industry is regarded by many as the Wild West of helicopter flying, and Francis ‘Moggy’ Meyrick describes his personal experiences as a pilot on board Taiwanese and Korean fishing vessels in the Pacific Ocean. This collection of short stories has it all – hilarity and tragedy, nail-biting near-disasters and some truly intense, borderline terrifying moments. He describes flying through a massive cloudburst, struggling to find his way back to the ship as he runs out of fuel. And he describes accidentally throwing smelly garbage onto Sacred Burned Offerings.
You will also find expressed, surprisingly perhaps to some, the author’s deep awe and respect for Nature, which he refers to as ‘All Our Mother’. He stridently calls for sustainable fishing practices, and warns about the danger of short-term exploitation. Above all else, his passionate love of tuna helicopter flying and his quiet compassion for his fellow Man and the Mystery of the Universe, shine forth.