Take Off

Five stories about aviation by Daniele del Guidice.

Read by Simon Russell Beale.

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AR01All Because Of A Mistake20031215

Five stories about aviation by Daniele del Guidice.

Read by Simon Russell Beale. "If there existed some compartment of memory reserved for first times you would place take-off alongside first love-making, for the intensity of the two is identical.".

AR02Between Second 1423 & Second 179720031216

I knew we'd lost her, I knew we were lost, and yet it was unbelievable...

but it was at that very moment, second 1797, that you said to me quietly- 'We're going to crash.'.

AR03Reaching Dewpoint20031217

One morning, while airborne you lost your way, as people do in life, without ever quite being aware that they are lost.

AR04Unreported Inbound Palermo20031218

This should be the history of an aeroplane, because an aeroplane knows it's history- how many people in the world know its history.

AR05 LASTDouble Take-off At Dawn20031219

The aeroplane began its take-off run, the hills and the sea of Bastia, even the runway itself began to race forward as Antoine St-Exupery, Tonio or St Ex, lifted his shadow from this earth for the last time.