My buddy Brett Snyder from Cranky Flier just recommended a new aviation book titled “3 Feet to the Left: A New Captain’s Journey from Pursuit to Perspective” by Korry Franke. The Amazon description reads like this: “It’s August of 2013 at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. For the first time in his career, 31-year-old Korry Franke sits in the left pilot seat–the captain’s chair–of a United Airlines Boeing 737. In many ways, the moment feels like the realization of success Korry has chased for years. But over the next whirlwind year, as he is pushed as a leader and shaped as a man by experiences both inside and outside the flight deck, Korry discovers that his definition of success–and possibly yours, too–is missing one critical, life-giving piece.
“Strap into the 737’s extra flight deck jumpseat and fly along with Korry on his journey in search of success that fulfills the spirit and completes the soul. Feel what it’s like to push the limits of comfort zones while battling mechanical malfunctions in the flight simulator, thunderstorms in Mexico City, and blizzards in Chicago. Experience the challenges, insecurities, successes, and failures of a new leader who is stepping up and taking command in the high-stakes world of airline flying.
“3 FEET TO THE LEFT is a story about Korry, but it’s really a story about all of us. Because in one way or another, we are all on our own journeys…three feet to the left.”
Grab it: Grab “3 Feet to the Left: A New Captain’s Journey from Pursuit to Perspective” by Korry Franke on Amazon from $14.20.