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About the author


Robert is an award-winning speaker and storyteller, who has also written a successful movie script which is currently placed with a major studio for production. Beginning in Vietnam where he flew over 300 combat missions, he has continuously operated as a commercial pilot for almost fifty years. His book relates his adventures in different categories of flight including his time as an Arctic pilot, an EMS helicopter pilot, a major airline pilot, Vietnam as a Cobra gunship pilot, and numerous other missions demonstrating his ability to reinvent himself continuously. In the course of his long career in the air Robert helped raise five children who moved with him in a number of double digit moves while he repositioned himself for the next "ideal" flying job. At one point they headed three hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle with all their belongings stowed beneath them in the belly of a Boeing 737. Stories of flying a two-place Cessna 120 loaded with Robert and his four children heading for a small grass strip near the beach to the chilling details of trying to stay in the air with four feet of the rotor blade missing, and a cartwheel in a large cropdusting aircraft help fill the pages of his new book. Tales of grit and "cross your fingers" for a good outcome kind of moments are rich in detail. Ten chapters of stories you will never forget. An avid reader and model builder, Robert and his wife, Debra, live in southwest Florida, where he can often be found cruising his sailboat in and around the 10,000 Islands on the west coast in an ongoing quest for adventure.
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Up in the Air, a pilot's journey
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Overview


Almost fifty years of reinventing himself as a pilot is unfolded in this descriptive and adventurous book consisting of ten chapters. Each chapter relates a number of true stories revolving around the experiences of the author in a specific category of flight. For example; helicopter logging, combat, Arctic bush pilot, DC-9 major airline pilot, EMS helicopter pilot, and others. Life lessons involving taking action, facing difficult and almost impossible situations that must be overcome all translate into the elements we must all face as humans no matter what our role in the world. Relatable challenges that have parallels in our own lives can be found in this book. These examples help us understand the rewards of successful reinvention and the benefit of finding within ourselves the ability to persevere.
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Description


This book was created out of an effort to resolve a deep sadness that haunted the author for over thirty years; he had experienced an especially traumatic event during combat.  Struggling to state that experience on paper he eventually succeeded in depositing eleven pages onto a computer screen.  He did not stop there, but felt compelled to continue to write. 

Constantly reinventing himself between helicopters and fixed wing his stories are filled with intense circumstances of all kinds dictated by inexperience, fate, and the grit to survive.  Ten chapters filled with intense action will be found between the covers of this book.

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Overview


Almost fifty years of reinventing himself as a pilot is unfolded in this descriptive and adventurous book consisting of ten chapters. Each chapter relates a number of true stories revolving around the experiences of the author in a specific category of flight. For example; helicopter logging, combat, Arctic bush pilot, DC-9 major airline pilot, EMS helicopter pilot, and others. Life lessons involving taking action, facing difficult and almost impossible situations that must be overcome all translate into the elements we must all face as humans no matter what our role in the world. Relatable challenges that have parallels in our own lives can be found in this book. These examples help us understand the rewards of successful reinvention and the benefit of finding within ourselves the ability to persevere.

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Description


This book was created out of an effort to resolve a deep sadness that haunted the author for over thirty years; he had experienced an especially traumatic event during combat.  Struggling to state that experience on paper he eventually succeeded in depositing eleven pages onto a computer screen.  He did not stop there, but felt compelled to continue to write. 

Constantly reinventing himself between helicopters and fixed wing his stories are filled with intense circumstances of all kinds dictated by inexperience, fate, and the grit to survive.  Ten chapters filled with intense action will be found between the covers of this book.

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Book details

Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Subgenre:Adventurers & Explorers

Language:English

Pages:352

Format:Paperback

Paperback ISBN:9781734701401


Overview


Almost fifty years of reinventing himself as a pilot is unfolded in this descriptive and adventurous book consisting of ten chapters. Each chapter relates a number of true stories revolving around the experiences of the author in a specific category of flight. For example; helicopter logging, combat, Arctic bush pilot, DC-9 major airline pilot, EMS helicopter pilot, and others. Life lessons involving taking action, facing difficult and almost impossible situations that must be overcome all translate into the elements we must all face as humans no matter what our role in the world. Relatable challenges that have parallels in our own lives can be found in this book. These examples help us understand the rewards of successful reinvention and the benefit of finding within ourselves the ability to persevere.

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Description


This book was created out of an effort to resolve a deep sadness that haunted the author for over thirty years; he had experienced an especially traumatic event during combat.  Struggling to state that experience on paper he eventually succeeded in depositing eleven pages onto a computer screen.  He did not stop there, but felt compelled to continue to write. 

Constantly reinventing himself between helicopters and fixed wing his stories are filled with intense circumstances of all kinds dictated by inexperience, fate, and the grit to survive.  Ten chapters filled with intense action will be found between the covers of this book.

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About the author


Robert is an award-winning speaker and storyteller, who has also written a successful movie script which is currently placed with a major studio for production. Beginning in Vietnam where he flew over 300 combat missions, he has continuously operated as a commercial pilot for almost fifty years. His book relates his adventures in different categories of flight including his time as an Arctic pilot, an EMS helicopter pilot, a major airline pilot, Vietnam as a Cobra gunship pilot, and numerous other missions demonstrating his ability to reinvent himself continuously. In the course of his long career in the air Robert helped raise five children who moved with him in a number of double digit moves while he repositioned himself for the next "ideal" flying job. At one point they headed three hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle with all their belongings stowed beneath them in the belly of a Boeing 737. Stories of flying a two-place Cessna 120 loaded with Robert and his four children heading for a small grass strip near the beach to the chilling details of trying to stay in the air with four feet of the rotor blade missing, and a cartwheel in a large cropdusting aircraft help fill the pages of his new book. Tales of grit and "cross your fingers" for a good outcome kind of moments are rich in detail. Ten chapters of stories you will never forget. An avid reader and model builder, Robert and his wife, Debra, live in southwest Florida, where he can often be found cruising his sailboat in and around the 10,000 Islands on the west coast in an ongoing quest for adventure.

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Marianne
Sensational book These real-life adventure stories are riveting. I wondered how he would survive several of them! The book is also full of excellent life lessons for everyone. Up in the Air is very well-written and a must-read. Read more
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