Friday 2 March, 12pm-1pm Al Ras 3, InterContinental
Pilot Mark Vanhoenacker’s Skyfaring, a poetic exploration of the emotional power of travelling through the air, struck a chord with readers worldwide and was hailed as one of the best books of 2015 by the New York Times and the Economist.
His follow-up, How to Land a Plane, is a short tour of the cockpit during the most challenging part of the flight and shows how even the crucial technical details contain their own magic.
Vanhoenacker brings a boyish wonder back into flying; once you see it through his eyes, you’ll never look at planes the same way again.
Mark will be in conversation with Julia Wheeler.