Ace relates numerous pulse racing, jaw-dropping scenarios from his adventures as an F-4 Phantom fighter pilot. As a Learjet charter pilot his clientele varied from wealthy Palm Beach socialites to hyper-wealthy South Florida drug kingpins. Layovers included: five-star hotels in Paris and jail cells in Venezuela. Implausible anecdotes that take the reader well outside the envelope are the norm. His experience as a “night freight dog” and “nonsked” airline captain reveal the potentially ugly underbelly of commercial aviation.
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The aviator’s nightmare scenario, “the box canyon,” engulfed her and while attempting to land in rugged terrain the aircraft impacted the ground nose-wheel first and turned upside down. She survived the impact, extricated herself from the aircraft, took a few smartphone photos, and headed down the hill, searching for civilization.
Airfares are skyrocketing. Airline service continues to deteriorate. TSA continues to intimidate. The , delays, missed connections, lost bags, ancillary charges for extra bags, etc. are just a few of the downsides of taking the big jet from point A to point B
The drone dudes have dominated military aviation in recent times but now the real fighter pilots, with their sexy, sweaty flight suits, are back in vogue
The term geek was once a putdown. This is no longer so—it now appears that the geeks shall inherit the earth, as geeks are now morphing into cool dudes. Airplane Geeks are really cool dudes.