The Flight of the Feral Chihuahua is a true story about the effort, challenges, and fears behind setting a new round-trip transcontinental speed record in a small airplane. The author � a long-time pilot and accomplished skydiver � brings to the reader a vivid re-telling of modifying his home-built, experimental airplane, and then flying it 4,200 miles one winter�s day across the United States and back. Challenging him along the way were hours of fatigue, deep isolation, dangerous weather, and life-threatening equipment failures. But, off-setting these challenges were months of planning, state-of-art equipment, extensive training, and the love and prayers of friends and family. No matter what the reader�s background, this book will leave you with a sense �of being there� through realistic imagery and a detailed description of what the pilot saw, felt, and thought along the way.
A California native, Jeremiah (�Jerry�) Jackson is a skydiver and instrument-rated pilot with eight world, and one national-level, aviation records. A civil engineer by training and profession, he lives with his wife, Nina, by the beach in San Diego, California. Jerry currently lectures at John Paul the Great Catholic University, where he is a professor of business, and consults at Kleinfelder, where he is a senior principal engineer. His wife and he are currently writing �Wine Flights�, a book about wineries that are located near airports. His daughter, Julia, is a graduate creative writing student at Brooklyn College in New York.
When not flying, Jerry surfs, back-packs, and writes. Along with long-time friend Andy Keech, he is currently building a four-passenger RV-10, and they plan to attempt a few more records.