Now available is “The Spirit of Adventure: Touring Europe in an Open Cockpit Biplane (Volume 1)” by Michael McCafferty, the story of the author’s summer-long experience-of-a-lifetime, flying his open-cockpit biplane through 11 European countries.
Flying, friends, food and fun are told as it happened in daily e-mails all reproduced here, with new materials explaining the backstory that leads to this great adventure. Most of the book was written as it happened, according to the author.
At the age of 50, McCafferty sold his software company, and in the process traded the stressful life of an entrepreneur for the life he had so long imagined. This included exotic cars, fantasy homes, and his open-cockpit WACO biplane. According to the author, 100% of the profits from the sale of the book are donated to research for a cure to paralysis due to spinal cord injury, currently Rutgers University’s Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience – The Spinal Cord Injury Project.