The 3 and Me

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AuthorHouse, Aug 16, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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This story is an account of events in the life of a furloughed nonscheduled airline pilot who felt compelled to buy a DC-3 in a desperate attempt to create job security, and thereby save his rocky marriage. It is unique, primarily, in how a machine, this DC-3 airplane, became so deeply engrained within the daily lives of people it touched. It is a tale in tribute to the flawless performance and reliability of a magnificent machine and how it raised havoc for America's government subsidized airline industry, who through dirty politics managed to force the government to rewrite air rules dealing the death blow to a colorful era in American aviation.

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Another fine story from Tad, full of grit, perseverance, good and bad luck.

About the author (2004)

Born and raised in a small town in northern California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, his flying career started during WW2 when at the age of 19 he became a B-17 Flying Fortress pilot.  After the war he flew DC-3’s for nonscheduled airlines until recalled to active duty in the Air Force to fly C-54’s on the Berlin Airlift.  Korean War duty followed with a tour in Combat Cargo Command piloting C-47, C-54, and C-124 aircraft.  From 1953 until 1990 he flew for domestic and international airlines, finishing his commercial piloting career as personal pilot to the president of a major U.S. corporation.  He and his wife Genevieve reside in America’s Pacific Northwest.

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