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A rescue pilot with some 300 missions under his belt, David Courtney has seen tragedy and triumph up close. Nine Lives is an account of being a rescue pilot: from learning to fly to the thrills and terrors of dangerous night rescues. Courtney explains how the entire rescue crew works. He also contrasts the dramatic with the mundane, delving into ordinary day-to-day family life -- from the birth of his children to the death of his father -- showing how the mundane can empower each of us to confront the dramatic. Blunt and open about fear, danger, disappointment, elation, and happiness, the book tells the story of his journey through adulthood and the appreciation of the here and now that rescue brings.
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Originally from Tullamore, David joined the Defence Forces as a cadet in 1980. He was commissioned as an officer in 1982 and qualified as a pilot 1983. He has flown helicopters since 1986 and joined civil helicopter Search And Rescue (SAR) in 1994 operating as Coast Guard SAR Captain until 2001. He has flown approx. 300 emergency flights of all types. He is married with four daughters. He lives in Ennis and now works as a commercial airline pilot.
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Book Description Mercier Press, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111856356027
Book Description Mercier Press, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1856356027
Book Description Mercier Press, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1856356027