About Al (aka Ace Abbott) Morris
Ace Abbott was born and raised on a hardscrabble farm in the scenic Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York. Upon graduation from State University of New York at Cortland in 1965 he entered the U.S. Air Force and became an F-4 Phantom pilot based in the Far East. He began his civilian career as a Learjet corporate and charter pilot in 1971. During the last 22 years of his career, he flew Boeing 727s and accumulated 11,000 hours in the captain’s chair with several different airlines. He retired at age 60 in 2002 (FAA mandated) after visiting 44 countries and most of the major cities in the world. He remains engaged in the pilot community by hosting book presentations with a variety of aviation organizations throughout the country. He also writes a blog, and hosts an aviation talk show at WebTalkRadio.net. Ace’s second book, Ace’s second book, Dead Tired: Aviation’s Insidious Killer turns the spotlight on the frightening implications of pilot fatigue.