A Greek Odyssey
Once again, a splendid issue of Pilot magazine for October. Thank you!
Working through this issue, from front to back for a change, I happened upon the ‘Greek Odyssey’ article written by Stephen Walker and Sally George. Well, here we go again, I thought, yet another airborne holiday snaps piece, to be held in abeyance until the rest of the issue has been read.
Not on your life! I dived straight in (no pun intended). It is a wonderfully well-written article with the accomplished writer’s ‘magic skill’ of leading the reader on to the next item of scenic, historic, culinary or aviation interest, just like a really good thriller. Couldn’t put it down! Absolutely brilliant! I really felt as though I was up there, crammed amongst their humungous luggage in the back of the dear old 182, sipping oxygen whilst crossing the Alps at FL124.
A splendid article in a longloved and well-read flying magazine. Thank you.
I see you are looking for an Assistant Editor (upon Judith’s forthcoming retirement). I had thought of putting myself forward as a ‘sometime pilot with journalistic tendencies’. However, as I am, at 72, one of the ‘older rather than bolder’ bods around aviation, might I politely suggest that Stephen Walker would be ideally suited to the role, were you able to prise him away from his 182 and whatever career he currently pursues! Any article that he wrote for Pilot or anything he edited would be an instant hit with me. It's a wonderful magazine which I have been reading since 1975. Keep up the good work, confound the airspace grabs, and keep our airfields open! John W Smith, Coldridge