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The pilot did two turns of the triangle manoeuvre and waited. Nothing happened. Nobody came. Distraught at this point, all sorts of things go through his mind. Book Genre: Adventure, Aviation, Christmas, Fiction, Historical, Historical Fiction, Holiday, Military Fiction, Mystery, Short Stories, Suspense, Thriller, War But despite that and after some very anxious moments,his rescuer guides him to safety,waves in farewell and disappears.But who was he and where has the aircraft landed,just when it ran out of fuel ?
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A. Bowdoin Van Riper (2004). Imagining flight: aviation and popular culture. Texas A&M University Press. pp.125–26. ISBN 978-1-58544-300-0. The pilot thought Kavanaugh must have bought his old Mosquito with JK painted on it, still flew it on occasion, had seen a plane in distress and directed it to his old base. Before Joe left the room he told the pilot that Kavanaugh died on Christmas Eve, 1943, when he went down with his plane in the North Sea. In 2022, John Travolta confirmed that he is currently filming a cinematic version of The Shepherd on location in West Raynham, Norfolk.  See also [ edit ]The Shepherd relates the story of a De Havilland Vampire pilot, going home on Christmas Eve 1957, whose aircraft suffers a complete electrical failure en route from RAF Celle in northern Germany to RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk. Lost in fog over the North Sea, low on fuel, no working compass or radio, the pilot begins flying in small triangles, an odd flying pattern which would be detected on radar. An air traffic controller would be notified, and would send other aircraft to find him and "shepherd" (i.e. guide) him to Merriam St. George, the closest airstrip he was aware of. Can he somehow be saved from his dire predicament ? Can someone guide him to safety ? It seems his prayers have been heard.A rescue aircraft appears,though it is of a slower,obsolete variety.
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Forsyth created this original work as a Christmas gift to his first wife Carrie after she requested a ghost story be written for her. Written on Christmas Day 1974, and published near that time a year later, the idea came while trying to think of a setting away from the typical haunted homes, and seeing planes flying overhead. Many have speculated references to preexisting RAF folklore. While Forsyth is a former RAF pilot and could have heard and adapted such a story (either with or without the intent to do so) no references or anecdotal evidence have been put forward to support such claims. Every Christmas with one or two exceptions the CBC News show "As It Happens" has since 1979 played an audio recording of The Shepard.This is a short simple story, following a pilot on his way home for Christmas and the misfortune he faces. Every year, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation broadcasts a reading of The Shepherd by Alan Maitland. Maitland passed away in 1999, but recordings of him reading The Shepherd are available, like this 32 minute reading on You Tube. One of the best short stories of my younger years; While not strictly YA I would have no hesitation recommending it to those readers.