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My Heart Is Africa: A Flying Adventure
     

My Heart Is Africa: A Flying Adventure

by Scott Griffin
 

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In 1996, successful businessman and certified pilot, Scott Griffin, decided to break from the comfortable routine of his life to go work for the Flying Doctors Service, an African organization that flies doctors to remote areas to administer medical assistance. Griffin also made the daring decision to fly his small, single-engine Cessna 180 solo from Canada to

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In 1996, successful businessman and certified pilot, Scott Griffin, decided to break from the comfortable routine of his life to go work for the Flying Doctors Service, an African organization that flies doctors to remote areas to administer medical assistance. Griffin also made the daring decision to fly his small, single-engine Cessna 180 solo from Canada to Africa and back again. My Heart Is Africa is the engaging, personal story of Griffin's two-year aviation adventure throughout Africa. Facing storms, equipment problems, fuel shortages and isolation, Griffin successfully made his way to Kenya — little did he know, his harrowing flight over the Atlantic was only the beginning of his adventure. Once in Africa, Griffin circumnavigated the continent, flying over deserts, mountains and jungles both as a medical volunteer and tourist. Throughout his journey — which included being arrested and crashing, then re-crashing, his plane — Griffin discovered the heartrending humanity and beauty of Africa. My Heart Is Africa is an absorbing adventure story, but it is also the story of Africa — its problems and people, its landscapes and limitations, its culture and courage. Griffin’s intrepid flying odyssey not only takes the reader on a journey across Africa but into the lives of all the doctors, nurses, aid workers, and eccentric characters that crossed his path along the way.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770893122
Publisher:
House of Anansi Press
Publication date:
06/28/2013
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,372,999
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Scott Griffin is Chairman, Director, and controlling shareholder of General Kinetics Engineering Corp., a privately held Canadian corporation; Chairman, Director, and controlling shareholder of House of Anansi Press Inc.; Founder, Chairman, and Director of The Scott Griffin Foundation; Chairman and Trustee of the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry; Founder of Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie, a national, bilingual poetry recitation contest; and Chancellor of Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Quebec. He was born in Hamilton, Ontario, and now lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his wife Krystyne.

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