Mark Phelps

Mark Phelps
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Mark Phelps' fixation with aviation dates back to the early 1960s. "I'd often stop at the librrary after my paper route," he said, "to read the stories of legendary pilots and aviation innovators, sometimes not pedaling home until after dark." After earning a degree in English literature from Boston University, Phelps has spent his career writing for BJT, Aviation International News and other aviation titles; contributing to corporate publications, both as a writer and editorial consultant; and advising on website content. He is an instrument-rated private pilot and ties down his 1954 V-tail Beechcraft Bonanza at Somerset Airport in Bedminster, N.J.

 

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““When I made the film The Invention of Lying, they gave me a private jet for getting back and forth between New York and London. I thought, ‘I will never use it’ but I ended up using it every weekend. You turn up, right, and the airport is completely empty. I mean, there’s just someone at the desk and then the pilot, who says, ‘Are you ready to go?’ and you say, ‘Don’t you want to see my passport?’ and he goes, ‘Oh yeah, I suppose I’d better.’” ”

-—actor and comedian Ricky Gervais

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