A single flight was the
beginning of one
amphibian aircraft’s harrowing escape from China to Australia
during the war of
Last Flight of the Goose...
Barometric pressure is
dropping,” Gabbi said.
De Groot flew as though he
was looking for something hidden in the black turmoil that roiled about
like a hungry beast seeking a meal. The amphibian flew over the bumpy,
rough air, rising and falling with the massive changes in air density.
Rain drummed against the aluminum skin with the ferocity of a drummer
beating wildly on a bass drum. De Groot did not bother to run the
windshield wipers for fear the rain and ice would tear them off.
“Better give me some heat on
Together they struggled to
hold the amphibian flying horizontally when they came up against the
rollercoaster winds. “It’s just like flying the goose through the waves
of the ocean,” he said.
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