This was enjoyable. The prose was great and some of the characters were well drawn. I particularly enjoyed the bits about fishing and flying his plane. The story was very credible, but the story arc itself was not that compelling.The book reminded me of something I read in high school that also involved a pilot in an "after the illness" apocalypse. It was called "The Last Canadian".
You know a book was really satisfying when you don't want to reach for the next one so you can just bask in the satisfaction that came from a really great read. This book was awesome. Best book I've read in a very long time. Loved the story, the characters, the prose, the way the story is constructed, the setting... From every angle, this was a really satisfying read.