Most 16 year-old kids joyride in Daddy's pickup. Not Brian Thomas. Instead, you find him out buzzing the football team in Daddy's airplane. Flying is his life - it's in his blood. Both of his parents are pilots. His older brother is in the Air Force. And he can't imagine himself as anything but an aviator. That is, until the bleeding disorder he's battled since he was two years old sidelines him. After several failed chemotherapy treatments, Brian opts for a potentially disease-curing, but risky spleen removal. After more chemotherapy, he regains his flight status, but now he's left with an altered immune system. In April of 2009, Brian leaves his job at Duncan Aviation, where he is an aviation mechanic, to go home with what he thinks is the flu. Four hours later, he is comatose and on life-support. His hands, feet, and face develop gangrene. Ten days later when he wakes up, he must face the prospect of becoming a quadruple amputee. Surgeons save his left hand, but he faces a long road to recovery, and regaining his life.
What did you love best about Modified Flight Plan?
The ending was amazing.
What did you like best about this story?
The level of raw detail and honesty.
What does Russell Stamets bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Hold on, things could get bumpy!
Any additional comments?
I appreciate that you put this in an audiobook. Well done!