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Book review: Ryan Campbell was born to fly

written by Owen Zupp | August 4, 2014

born-to-flyThere is no denying that Ryan Campbell is a remarkable young man. However, after reading his book Born to Fly, one must wonder which is his most outstanding achievement – being the youngest person to fly solo around the world or writing an exceptional 300 page book.

In Born to Fly Ryan takes the reader on not merely a flight, but on an adventure. From the spark of inspiration as a youngster, through the trials and tribulations of planning such a mammoth undertaking and finally seeing the planet through the eyes of a young adventurer. Alone in his single-engined aeroplane he conquered the globe.

Written in a relaxed, entertaining style, it is an honest account that balances Ryan’s determination with the genuine reservations that surfaced throughout his journey. From a dark transit of the Pacific Ocean to the amazing white crispness of icebergs between Greenland and Iceland, there are flights across ancient lands and exciting rides on a Vespa on the French Riviera. And all of this was achieved by someone who was too young to hire a car in many of the countries that he visited.

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This is a tale that will appeal to a broad audience, whether it is a passion for aviation or a sheer sense of adventure, there is something for every reader. Born to Fly is a wonderful book that will inspire youngsters to chase their dreams and leave those of us a little older with a slight tinge of envy.

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Book review: Ryan Campbell was born to fly

written by Owen Zupp | August 4, 2014

born-to-flyThere is no denying that Ryan Campbell is a remarkable young man. However, after reading his book Born to Fly, one must wonder which is his most outstanding achievement – being the youngest person to fly solo around the world or writing an exceptional 300 page book.

In Born to Fly Ryan takes the reader on not merely a flight, but on an adventure. From the spark of inspiration as a youngster, through the trials and tribulations of planning such a mammoth undertaking and finally seeing the planet through the eyes of a young adventurer. Alone in his single-engined aeroplane he conquered the globe.

Written in a relaxed, entertaining style, it is an honest account that balances Ryan’s determination with the genuine reservations that surfaced throughout his journey. From a dark transit of the Pacific Ocean to the amazing white crispness of icebergs between Greenland and Iceland, there are flights across ancient lands and exciting rides on a Vespa on the French Riviera. And all of this was achieved by someone who was too young to hire a car in many of the countries that he visited.

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This is a tale that will appeal to a broad audience, whether it is a passion for aviation or a sheer sense of adventure, there is something for every reader. Born to Fly is a wonderful book that will inspire youngsters to chase their dreams and leave those of us a little older with a slight tinge of envy.

25% off starts now! Australian Aviation magazine Cyber Monday sale is now live. Have the very best of Australian Aviation’s annual print and digital subscription. This includes every In Focus and Behind the Lens digital magazine, special coverage, exclusive photos and editions you may have miss. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

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Book review: Ryan Campbell was born to fly

written by Owen Zupp | August 4, 2014

born-to-flyThere is no denying that Ryan Campbell is a remarkable young man. However, after reading his book Born to Fly, one must wonder which is his most outstanding achievement – being the youngest person to fly solo around the world or writing an exceptional 300 page book.

In Born to Fly Ryan takes the reader on not merely a flight, but on an adventure. From the spark of inspiration as a youngster, through the trials and tribulations of planning such a mammoth undertaking and finally seeing the planet through the eyes of a young adventurer. Alone in his single-engined aeroplane he conquered the globe.

Written in a relaxed, entertaining style, it is an honest account that balances Ryan’s determination with the genuine reservations that surfaced throughout his journey. From a dark transit of the Pacific Ocean to the amazing white crispness of icebergs between Greenland and Iceland, there are flights across ancient lands and exciting rides on a Vespa on the French Riviera. And all of this was achieved by someone who was too young to hire a car in many of the countries that he visited.

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This is a tale that will appeal to a broad audience, whether it is a passion for aviation or a sheer sense of adventure, there is something for every reader. Born to Fly is a wonderful book that will inspire youngsters to chase their dreams and leave those of us a little older with a slight tinge of envy.

25% off starts now! Australian Aviation magazine Cyber Monday sale is now live. Have the very best of Australian Aviation’s annual print and digital subscription. This includes every In Focus and Behind the Lens digital magazine, special coverage, exclusive photos and editions you may have miss. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

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