In a meticulous log that reads like an adventure novel, former Georgia Pacific pilot Roland Clark recounts his two-week flight in 1972 from Savannah, Ga., to Portel, Brazil, in this memoir. On his way to deliver the float airplane to the company's veneer mill, Clark, 90, dined on turtle steak in Bermuda, landed in a two-foot-deep lake in the Dominican Republic, and was written up in the Trinidad and Tobago press for his "forced" landing at a seaplane base. "Everyone just refused to believe that the airplane could not land at the airport," he said.

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