Reviews…

Uplift – A Pilot’s Journey is a delightful, easy read. The self-deprecating humour is reminiscent of Dave Barry. Funny and fast-paced. I found it hard to put down. Corriveau captures the day-to-day aviation adventures in an entertaining and informative manner. Bravo, Captain Corriveau! What a gem of a book.
Cathy Fraser, Captain, B787, Air Canada

You leave me no choice….I have to read this book all over again cuz I loved it so much the first time I don’t want it to end. Someone on your cover said they couldn’t put it down but I didn’t expect it to be this good…. — Shelley

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I don’t want it to end

I basically gave up flying decades ago when I suddenly began to hyperventilate and break out in cold sweats while on planes in flight. Now just imaging being on is enough to reduce me to quivering hysteria. But if you were still captaining planes, it might have been enough to get me on board. At least I would be laughing at your humor as medical personnel tranq’d me and hauled me away. … The amusing stories made me laugh but I also enjoyed reading about all the people who worked alongside to do the job, train and mentor you. … I learned a lot from this book and gained a great deal of respect for those who control these flying metal tubes hurtling tens of thousands of feet up in the air. Safe journeys everyone. “After all, running into the planet can ruin your whole day.” B+

The Full Review…

Recommended Read – Jayne

Have you ever wondered what happens in the cockpit of the plane that is taking you home?

What happens when the green lights flash in the cockpit, but the red lights indicate an error at the same time? What kind of decisions does a captain have to take during a flight? And does it ever get boring?

If you’re a frequent flyer, you have probably wondered about what happens in the cockpit. What goes through a pilot’s mind when something goes wrong? Is everything alright just because you have realized nothing suspicious during your flight, or might something have gone wrong without you realizing it?

And, even when it’s not such a specific question, have you ever wondered what kind of training a person has to endure in order to become a pilot? How much do you have to want it in order to make it happen?

Uplift is here to answer your questions

The full review can be found here: Full Review

What Happens in the Cockpit?

How does one become an airline pilot and what is it like to be a pilot ?

In this book, “UPLIFT: A PILOT’S JOURNEY,” author Grant Corriveau takes us through his personal journey of fulfilling his childhood dream to become an airline captain – the tentative steps, the obstacles, the training, the full flight simulation, becoming a rookie second officer, then a first officer, then becoming captain! ( which means you wear 4 gold bars on the epaulet of your shirt ) a medical setback, personal setbacks, flight instructor, to his final flight 30 years later into Montreal on an Airbus on the last flight of the night and an almost empty terminal building.

The story is easy for the layman to read. Airline terms are italicized and “bolded” the first time they are mentioned, then compiled in a handy glossary at the back.

“UPLIFT” is a slim volume of 200 pages. It is perfect for reading on an airplane ride, on a picnic blanket, or in a chaise lounge.

You will get to know how critical fuel is to an airline pilot, the qualities most necessary in a captain and see examples of relationships between captain and first officer.

The story is told with warmth, humor, modesty, gratitude and a shimmering quiet awareness of the profound wonder and mystery of life and that our journeys always, always go on.

The rhizome of his philosophy can be found on page 188 in his four definitions and several uses of the word “uplift” and in the final sentences of his book. Corriveau believes in a common humanity and a shared journey,

“Our role is to continually support, care for and uplift one another, in the belief that ultimately, we are all on the same journey. A journey from what we are to something we will become – something beyond our power to comprehend. The journey continues.” p. 186. — Joy Livingstone

Perfect for reading on an airplane…

Grant has written an entertaining memoir of an aviation career
filled with many ups and downs, both at his job and in life. Short
anecdotal stories relate various experiences of one airline pilot who
has a good sense of humour. It’s a great read. I’m sure you will enjoy it.

Jim Runyon, Air Canada Captain (Retired)

a great read

If you want to have a feel for what its like to be an airline pilot, what it takes to get there and what to realistically expect along the path to becoming a professional pilot, read this book.
The best investment you’ll have made in preparation for your career in aviation.

— Salvatore Di Trapani, A320 Captain, Jet Blue

read this book

This book “Uplift – A Pilot’s Journey” is a MUST READ. Not only is it entertaining, informational and educational, it describes the life of one person with a goal, a dream, a burning desire to become an airline pilot. …

Brian Zetts, Dash 8 Captain, Air Atlantic (retired)

a MUST READ

Uplift – A Pilot’s Journey is a delightful, easy read. The self-deprecating humour is reminiscent of Dave Barry. Funny and fast-paced. I found it hard to put down. Corriveau captures the day-to-day aviation adventures in an entertaining and informative manner. Bravo, Captain Corriveau! What a gem of a book.
Cathy Fraser, Captain, B787, Air Canada

… a gem of a book