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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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Table of Contents

Foreword by Dr. Audie Davis

Prologue and Acknowledgements

A Note of Sources

Chapter 1: Early Life

Chapter 2: Adolescent Years

Chapter 3: Dreaming of Flying

Chapter 4: Joe the Teacher

Chapter 5: Liftoff

Chapter 6: Delta is Ready When You Are

Chapter 7: Paying My Dues

Chapter 8: Eastern: "The Pilot's Airline"

Chapter 9: Northwest Airlines: I'm Flying a Bowling Shoe!

Chapter 10: The Five-Day Trip From Hell

Chapter 11: Nightmare in Fargo

Chapter 12: The Worst Day of My Life

Chapter 13: The Calm Before the Storm

Chapter 14: Stranded and Alone

Chapter 15: Media Circus

Chapter 16: Tragic Homecoming

Chapter 17: Criminal Charges

Chapter 18: "Under the Unfluence"

Chapter 19: Getting Real

Chapter 20: Trial and Errors

Chapter 21: A Brief Reprieve

Chapter 22: Turning Myself In

Chapter 23: Wrong Turn?

Chapter 24: Heavy Metal

Chapter 25: The Big House

Chapter 26: Happy New Year!

Chapter 27: Stayin' Alive

Chapter 28: Oh No, Not "The Hole!"

Chapter 29: Watch Your Six O'clock

Chapter 30: "Halfway" Home

Chapter 31: Home Sweet Home

Chapter 32: Angels and Wings

Chapter 33: Yonder the Wild Blue

Chapter 34: Just Call Me "Captain"

Chapter 35: Dreaming the Impossible

Chapter 36: Go Ahead, Make My Day

Chapter 37: The Day of Reckoning

Epilogue: "This is Your Captain Speaking"

Appendix: Facts Established at Trial


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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