Ace with Sully Sullenberger
"I just finished ROGUE. Simply extraordinary... Spellbinding authenticity. A harrowing journey through the wide spectrum of military flying and civilian aviation. From the top to the bottom in the world of aviation, [The Rogue Aviator] will keep you awake past your bedtime."
Author of 8 Aviation Novels
Who is Ace Abbott?
Ace Abbott was born and raised in upstate New York. He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1965 and became an F-4 Phantom pilot based in the Far East. He began his civilian career as a Learjet corporate and charter pilot, spending his last 22 years as a Boeing 727 captain. He retired in 2002 after visiting 44 countries with 14 different airlines.
He currently lives in upstate New York with his wife.
Fasten your seat belt!
Ace Abbott's book, the 3rd edition of The Rogue Aviator, will put you in the cockpit of the F-4 Phantom for exhilarating Mach 2 test flights and pulse-racing, treetop-level formation flights. Ace's Learjet charter stories will take you to five- star hotels and restaurants in Paris, jails in Venezuela, with frequent diversions to the always onerous, greasy and noisy air-freight tarmacs. The final journey encompasses a 22-year adventure as a Boeing 727 Captain with nearly a dozen different airlines during the unstable years of airline post-deregulation (1978 to present).
Ace takes the reader along to many rarely explored venues as he visits 44 countries during his 36-year career as a pilot. The variety of scenarios includes ventures to the Far East, the Middle East, Europe, Canada, the Caribbean, and hundreds of flights to Central and South America.
Ace's passengers consisted of iconic celebrities such as golfer Jack Nicklaus, astronaut John Glenn, daredevil Evil Knievel, along with entertainers Jimmy Buffett, Helen Reddy, and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. Many of the aviation adventures described in this book will leave the reader in amazement and disbelief. Smuggling Bob Marley out of Kingston, Jamaica, and Ace's introduction to the Rastafarian culture are amongst the many challenging scenarios in the Ace Abbott saga.
This insider's perspective of a professional pilot's exposure to the "back alleys" of commercial aviation will reveal a roller-coaster-like ride that is both entertaining and informative. The myth of under-worked and over-paid pilots will be debunked. Spiced with humor, The Rogue Aviator is complemented with occasional sketches of pathos and poignancy. Captain Abbott's story also contains a smattering of decadence and debauchery while providing the reader with edge-of-the-seat aviation anecdotes that will spike the adrenaline.
Fasten your seat belt and hang on!
A new book by Ace Abbott on the important topic of pilot fatigue.