British Airways captain Rob Johnson started writing stories about Pilot Ollie and Pilot Polly for his two young sons to explain what he did and where he went around the world.
The stories were written to be fun and engaging whilst introducing elements of flying, the jobs people do at the airport, international traditions, flags and foods.
To publish the books Rob, a governor at Fletching Primary School (where both children are pupils) and his business partner set up the company, Plane Characters Ltd (www.planecharacters.com) where people can find information about Rob, all of the characters along with line drawings from the books as free downloads for children to colour in. The first three books, ‘Pilot Ollie’s Amazing Adventures – Rome.’ ‘Pilot Polly’s Amazing Adventures – Madrid’ and ‘Pilot Ollie and Pilot Polly – Come Fly With Us’ are now on sale on Amazon and should soon be available in bookshops. There are more books planned for release which will feature additional airport characters.
Rob is giving copies of the book to the Fletching School library. He said: “I love flying and feel so lucky to be able to see the world I wanted to share this with as many people as possible. My little ones enjoyed learning about different places I`d been, so I created some stories to share with others. I hope kids of all ages will enjoy these books and hopefully it may inspire girls and boys to consider becoming pilots when they grow up.”
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