How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Fly the Damn Plane

Piper For Learning To FlyIn the first of a four-part story about learning to fly, an acclaimed novelist takes the controls of an aircraft for the first time. And he’s scared to death.

An interesting series of articles will appear in Popular Mechanics over the next four months by Joshua Ferris about his experience in learning to fly. He is the author of three novels, including “Then We Came to the End” and “To Rise Again at a Decent Hour”.

Here is how the first installment begins: Read more