JORDAN: The King Chasers

Jordan's King Hussein was off at last on his long-planned three-week vacation in Europe. With the man who taught him to fly, R.A.F. Wing Commander Jock Dalgleish, beside him as copilot, the young King flew his twin-engined de Havilland Dove, with the royal Hashemite standard painted on its stabilizer, humming high above the Syrian desert at a modest 160 m.p.h. Suddenly the Damascus radio crackled a warning that the plane had no overflight clearance, demanded the identity of its crew and passengers. The King refused and turned the controls over to Dalgleish, defying an airport order to land...

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