Mark Vanhoenacker is a commercial airline pilot and writer. In his first book, the 2015 bestseller Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot, Mark shares his passion for flight—the beauty of airplanes, the joy of their motion, and the grace that height and distance bestow on everything we love—in an age in which such wonders are too easily taken for granted. He is also the author of How to Land a Plane (2017) and Imagine a City (2022).
A regular contributor to The New York Times and a columnist for the Financial Times, he has also written for Wired, The Times, and the Los Angeles Times. Born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, he trained as a historian and worked as a management consultant before starting his flight training in Britain in 2001. He now flies the Boeing 787 Dreamliner from London to cities around the world. Please see his website for his recent writing, or follow him on Twitter @markv747.