After training and practice at every aspect of atmospheric flight, and some hard lessons dealing with other cultures, Ilika and his crew depart on a grand tour of the planet. They learn from many challenges, and eventually receive their first passengers when they find a man and his daughter stranded on an ice continent. But their act of kindness nearly ends in disaster. -
BOOK FOUR: FLIGHT TRAINING is the fourth book in the NEBADOR series. These stories are filled with wit-sharpening and skill-honing challenges - mental, emotional, and spiritual - for both the characters and the reader. -
This book includes the short story "Kibi and the Search for Happiness" by Katelynn Persons, winner of the 2010 NEBADOR writing contest. -
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About the Author
He has studied many subjects, formally and informally, including psychology, philosophy, education, and performing arts, but remains a generalist. His primary profession as a mental health counselor, specializing with families and young adults, gives him many stories of personal growth, and the motivation to develop his team of young critiquers and readers. -
All his life, he has been drawn toward a broad understanding of human nature, especially those physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual situations in which our capacity to function seems to reach its limits. He finds fascinating those few individuals who can transcend the limits of our common human nature and the dictates of our cultures. -
In his spare time, he flies helicopters and airplanes. -
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon until the age of fifteen, Katelynn Persons now lives and goes to school in Sandy, Oregon, where she continues her journey through her teenage years. -
Although she is only sixteen, Katelynn finds much enjoyment in her passions for writing and theater. She hopes to graduate high school in 2012, and get college degrees in Writing and Broadcasting, and receive a minor degree in Theater. -
This is Katelynn's first published piece of literature, and she hopes it won't be the last. If she isn't locked in her room typing away, you'd most likely find her with her few close friends, or out meeting new people, and trying to change the world one step at a time.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Each book in the Nebador series leaves me with a powerful statement, something that I can relate to and follow. In this book - Nebador (book four) - Flight Training, as Ilika and his chosen crew set off for training sessions on board the magnificent ship Manessa Kwi, Ilika shares a lesson. "My teachers often told me," Ilika shared, "that half the job of learning anything is deciding to". Not only does everyone learn, but Kibi and Sata also learn to overcome their fears. Crew members are permitted to choose their destinations for the training flights. Thus, Manessa Kwi is piloted to deserts, ice-lands and waterfalls. But Kibi's choice is different. It is a city, that she wanted to see. Sometimes it is difficult to understand whether a social norm is good or bad. In this city, everyone is kept alive as long as possible, even if they are in pain and begging to die. The impact of an overpopulation nation is not difficult to see, in terms of polluted rivers, starving people, lack of fertile soil. Living in Mumbai, India, I see the sky line changing right before my very eyes. I know for a fact that water may soon be a scare commodity here. Yes, we live on the coast, but does saline water help? We still haven't learnt to distill it. Our population continues to increase. While Mumbai is an integral part of India and people will continue to throng Mumbai in search of jobs, it is essential to ensure that there is development across the nation and that cities, such as Mumbai do not get overburdened. This chapter, where Manessa Kwi zooms over the dead and decaying city provided me with much food for thought. The space ship also had its first guests, one of whom, hijacked the pilot and the ship. But it ended well. I loved the last paragraph of this book: As he (Ilika) glanced around the bridge (at his crew), he knew that both physical and emotional weakness remained, but also the strength and determination to keep chiselling away at those weakness until the universe was theirs to explore. I have seen people successfully overcome their own weakness, learn new skills, be more flexible at the workplace and succeed. Yet others, have withdrawn into their shells, not accepted new challenges, nor new realities of the workplace and are yet to find a solid footing. We alone can decide what we need to learn and learn it, what our weakness are and overcome the same (with support from family/friends and even professional support). As always, this book was a great read and not a mere sci-fiction fantasy, but a book that teaches a lot, albeit in an interesting manner.
Book 4 of The Nebador was just as exciting as the first 3 in this series. This title, titled Flight Training, is just that, training/adventures to prepare the crew of the Manessa for there far off travels. I really enjoyed all the lessons they were learning and how stressful each situation was for the crew, and the finishing test was quite a surprise and one that wrapped this book up with some intense scenes. Also, at the end of this title is a fantastic short story to give just a little bit more icing on the cake