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The Story Continues...

After losing her mother, Marie Garratt, to ALS in 2002, CarolAnn decided to use her passion for flying to raise awareness about ALS and honor her mother’s memory.

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CarolAnn's First Trip

In February 2003, CarolAnn left her home on a seven month odyssey. She touched down in places such as Samoa, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Ethiopia, Greece, and Iceland, spreading news about ALS.

She documented her travels and self-published her writings in a book: UponSilver Wings. She is now selling her book and directing all sales to ALSTDI’s research. This book can be ordered, below.

CarolAnn's Second Trip

On December 2nd, 2008, CarolAnn along with co-pilot, Carol Foy, took off from Orlando International Airport to do even more for ALS and to break a world record while she was at it.

Eight days, 12 hours and 20 minutes later, Garratt and Foy set the Mooney back down in Orlando - arriving one hour prior to a massive cold front plowing its way across Florida. Thanks to the efforts of a tireless ground crew and many people around the world who cheered them on, they had reached their goal. The new book, upon Silver Wings II can also be ordered below.

CarolAnn's Third Trip

CarolAnn's third world flight ended March 12, 2012 when she landed back at her home airport in Florida. It was a magnificent 11 months of traveling to many places in the world and countries that she had not visited before. Fascinating to her were Istanbul, Turkey; Israel, Jordan, and Egypt; Madagascar, Thailand, Cambodia, and Malaysia. Although she had previously visited Australia and New Zealand, she had more time to explore and discover during this trip.

In her newest book, Upon Silver Wings III: People and Places around the World, she has comprehensively documented the flights and country visits. This is enjoyable and inspirational for both pilots and non-pilots. The complimentary DVD is underway and should be available by the end of the summer.

As with her other books, all monies are a donation to ALS TDI as she does not recover any expenses. Thank you for your donations.

Upon Silver Wings

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This just released DVD of CarolAnn's third world flight has spectacular views of the Swiss Alps, Petra in Jordan, lemurs in Madagascar, and Milford Sound in New Zealand along with the complete story of her trip.

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There were so many countries that CarolAnn wanted to visit and on this trip she did just that. Turkey was a melting pot. Israel was industrious and historical as well as religious. Jordan was vibrant and moving forward. The lemurs in Madagascar were fascinating to watch as they moved in groups from one eating area to the next. The people of Thailand were the most hospitable of any country. Australia and New Zealand had freedom of flight just like in the US. The trip was amazing on many fronts. Read all about it in her latest book, Upon Silver Wings III. Thank you for your donation to ALS research. Please copy and paste this link into your browser to view an independent review about this latest book: http://www.earthrounders.com/cgi/books.php

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There were so many countries that CarolAnn wanted to visit and on this trip she did just that. Turkey was a melting pot. Israel was industrious and historical as well as religious. Jordan was vibrant and moving forward. The lemurs in Madagascar were fascinating to watch as they moved in groups from one eating area to the next. The people of Thailand were the most hospitable of any country. Australia and New Zealand had freedom of flight just like in the US. The trip was amazing on many fronts. Read all about it in her latest book, Upon Silver Wings III. Thank you for your donation to ALS research. This is a pdf file that works on iPad with iBooks. It does not work on a Kindle.

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Follow CarolAnn and Carol as they circumnavigate this world of ours in 8 days. Read all about the flight and what's involved in planning an endeavor that touches multiple time zones, governments and continents. Learn what went right and what went wrong. Share the experience of being in a small cockpit for 158 hours, leaving the plane only eight times to re-fuel and stretch (their ground time was only 46 hours). What did they eat? How did they go to the bathroom? How did they get permission to cross all those countries? And, most important, what inspired Garratt and Foy to accomplish this world record? Book purchases directly benefit ALS TDI.

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The first book was very successful and raised over $60,000 for ALS research. A few hundred are still available if you are interested. This book is written so that you feel as if you are in the right seat watching and hearing all the action and communication as CarolAnn flies the 15-hour leg from California to Hawaii or the 12-hour leg from Darwin, Australia over Indonesia to Singapore. When the engine coughs, your heart leaps into your mouth. When the radio doesn't work, you walk step by step through the problem analysis and find a solution to allow the flight to continue. Enjoy the flight, enjoy visiting the different countries, and feel the freedom. Book Purchases directly benefit ALS TDI.

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Guestbook

German Women Pilots VDP
8/31/2013
The German Women Pilots Association is supporting from abroad! Keep on!!!
James EAA Chapter 1475
9/27/2010
CarolAnn, Thanks from EAA Chapter 1475. GREAT presentation!
Dan
8/16/2010
Thanks CarolAnn for the great presentation and for all of your efforts!
7/8/2010
9/25/2009
Mike Le Ber
9/18/2009
I've had 2 relatives who have suffered and died from ALS. It was a long unpleasant and wearing experience for them and their families
8/26/2009
Thank from a grateful mom
8/10/2009
Thank for what you are doing . As one with ALS it is very much appreciated. Again thank you.
6/2/2009