I was very happy to meet you yesterday as you picked up your new puppy. I claimed, in error as it seems, to have read most of your books. I see now that I have read quite a few, but far from all. It seems that I have some catching up to do! It was a pleasure meeting you, keep writing and I’ll keep reading!
Regards, Steve Roos
I read “Stranger to the Ground” when I was about 14 years old in the Dutch translation. I wanted to be a jet-fighter pilot and I was very impressed by your story of a pilot flying at night in a F-84 F Thunderstreak. The Dutch airforce also had this type of aircraft in service and I’ve seen them fly over many times. I thought and still think it’s the best book about flying I’ve ever read. Reading this story brings me into the cockpit and let me almost feel the movements of the airplane and the sounds an airplane makes. Years later, when I was about 21 years old I read “Jonathan Livingston Seagull”. A few years later, reading “A gift of Wings” I discovered that these books were written by the same author! Later I read more of your books. “The bridge across forever” is the best love story I’ve ever read. It helped me to overcome some troubles my wife and I had in our relationship. We are still together and very happy!
Johathan Livingston inspired me to follow my dreams. Mathematics was one of those things I did’nt understand, so a career als a pilot seemed impossible. I took to gliding and got a Private Pilot License a few years later. Unfortunately I had to quit flying when I lost my job and the money ran out. I love to ride my bicycle in the countryside, my wife and I walk in the mountains on vacations and I like to row with my team on the beautiful river IJssel which flows along the beautiful city of Deventer, where I live. So, flying is over, but there has ever since been a connection with the adventurous and challenging sides of life, inspired by your books and stories.
Thank you very much for that, Richard!
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