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Series: Choose Your Own Adventure (1979-1998) — no. 184
Authors: Packard, Andrea
Packard, Edward
Illustrators: Kukalis, Romas (cover)
Cherry, Eric (interior)
Date: July, 1998
ISBN: 0553567586 / 9780553567588
User Summary: Your cousin, a pilot in Alaska, lets you tag along on one of his flights to take supplies to a scientific encampment. He is knocked out by a crate that comes loose during turbulence, and now you must pilot the plane to safety!
Jordashebasics's Thoughts:

Having little interest in piloting didn't matter - this was probably one of the best-written titles in the series.

It's detailed, your situation is specific and urgent. And the decisions you get are reasonable. The first choice is three-pronged, and you have to make a decision knowing that you have limited fuel.

Surprisingly, even the material that takes place on the ground seems relevant to the premise (with one exception, when you find a rich guy who has been kidnapped.)

Still, it was a good note for the series to go out on.

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kleme's Thoughts:

This is a good, if not great, close to the most famous gamebook series. It's a bit on the short side, but the plot is interesting and accurate as far as I can tell. There are a good number of choices, although there is a lot of pointless page-hopping and long sections of prose, too.

Not the best, but certainly not the worst; Packard comes through (with his daughter) yet again.

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Special Thanks:Thanks to kleme for the plot summary.
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