Everyone faces challenges in life. Hans Wink, born behind the Iron Curtain in East Germany at the height of the cold war wasn’t going anywhere fast. When he was forced out of vocational school at 16 for his “behavior unbecoming of a young communist,” his only hope was taking over his father’s tailor shop at some point. The only thing keeping him going was a series of cheap romances fueled by even cheaper liquor. Then, shortly before his 18th birthday, his father died and his step-mother slammed the door in his face. "IN MID-AIR" is the unbelievably true story of a rebellious teenager locked in an authoritarian regime. A coming of age drama of what it took to overcome his childhood and family, the Berlin Wall, culture shock, language barriers and a love so passionate that it nearly destroyed him. It is the story of a fairy-tale marriage, a beautiful family and a horrific divorce. It’s about accepting defeat, yet never giving up and never losing hope. It’s about setting your goals high, starting over as many times as you have to and working hard to achieve those goals. The sky is literally the limit. This book is for anyone facing a challenge in life, for anyone who needs a little inspiration to help them get up, brush themselves off and get going again. Now that Captain Hans Wink has flown air-ambulance and diplomatic missions around the world for over two decades, you can say he’s been around the block a few times. This autobiography includes some of Hans’ observations, seen from air bases from Afghanistan to Uganda and from his two homelands – Germany and Florida. But don’t worry; there’s action. From police interrogations, border guards and jail cells to car chases, fights and jet landings in war zones "IN MID-AIR" is an extraordinary autobiography that once it lifts you up, won’t let you down.