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The True Story of a Northwest Airlines Flight, Three Drunk Pilots, and one Man's Fight for Redemption

Joseph Balzer

Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
ISBN: 978-1-932714-71-5
eBook: 978-1-61121-048-4
On Sale: July 2009

Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-61121-164-1
ebook: 978-1-61121-048-4
On Sale: July 2013

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Praise for Flying Drunk

"Flying Drunk answers many questions about the famous Northwest Airlines incident and how one pilot has battled alcoholism and kept the disease at bay, thanks to a 12-step recovery program."

- Matt Thurber,

"Although Flying Drunk is Joe's candid story about redemption, it is more about perseverance. Pursuing a career from the beginning requires fortitude. Pursuing a career after having lost everything, including your dignity, requires raw guts."

- Flying Magazine

"Fascinating. I could not put it down!"

- Kathie Bundy, CUB Radio, Inc.

"I'd fly on a plane you were flying any day, Joe. That's how much I trust you. I recommend that everyone read Flying Drunk."

- Don Shelby, WCCO Radio









Joseph Balzer

Joe Balzer is a pilot for American Airlines with more than 15,000 hours of flight experience. He has a Master's Degree in Aerospace Education and is also an inspirational speaker. Read More...

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