British Airways Pilot Mark Vanhoenacker Teaches You How to Land a Plane

I had the great pleasure to chat once again with Mark Vanhoenacker. Mark is a Senior First Officer for British Airways. He flies the Boeing 747 to major cities around the world.

When he’s not hurtling through the air 35,000 feet above the earth, Mark writes for The New York Times, the Financial Times, Wired, and the Guardian.

He’s also the author of the critically-acclaimed book, Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot, which he published three years ago. A huge international bestseller, the book has been translated into a dozen languages.

I interviewed Mark back in 2015 shortly after his book was released. I would encourage you to go back and listen to that episode over at

In this conversation, I chat with Mark about his new book, How to Land a Plane. It’s a very different book from Skyfaring, which was a poetic meditation on the wonders of flying. In just 58 pages, How to Land a Plane teaches you the essentials of landing just about any type of aircraft.

With his signature humor and poetic flair, Mark takes a complex topic and spells it out in language that anyone can readily understand.

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