As Andy Bresler already said, everyone with an interest in Cirrus (or general aviation for that matter) will love this book. We should all read it, and get our friends to read it too (so they can understand our obsession!).
For a corporation, Cirrus is wonderfully open and ingenuous, but Jim’s book goes further than they can in discussing the financial realities behind the scenes. (Maybe that’s why I didn’t see the book for sale in the Cirrus lobby when I was there a week ago.) It’s astounding that a company with such proven potential must still fight so hard for acceptable financial backing. Let’s hope that Free Flight generates enough interest to remedy this investor foolishness.
Jim, do you have any Bay Area book promos scheduled?
The Washington Post, in addition to having an OK-if-crabby-in-parts review (“A revived small plane system would be nice – but will it help America’s poor?”) also posts the first chapter of some books it reviews. I see that they’ve just posted the first chapter of Free Flight: