Summer reading, it seems, has never been so graphic.
As the season hits its peak, no publication is better placed to bring you spectacular runway landings than Shocking Stories by the journalist Suckberry, whose “funny and scary stories” make use of the most brilliant and unusual aviation technology from around the world.
Here, we showcase some of the most memorable, from a sample of a wide and varied collection.
“How do you adjust a gyroscope to maintain your hovercraft at the maximum altitude?”
“How do you remove your jacket after a flight that also features puddles and tree branches?”
“How do you get your luggage from the tarmac back to the terminal in five minutes?”
“How do you get down from the cockpit in a hurry, when you’re feeling tired?”
“Are snow circles sound like snow angels?”
“How do you stop an Airbus A380 running off the runway at its destination?”
“How do you make that concrete landing strip sound like an elegant pool?”