Takeoff: Career Adventures in General Aviation and the FAA
These are MEMOIRS OF A GREAT AVIATION CAREER presented as a life flight adventure. Each chapter is a series of interesting, informative, and easy reading, short stories. Many are airborne adventures from which pilots may learn from the author’s mistakes as well as his many achievements.
The Author John Hull is a depression reared, color-blind, high school dropout who beat the odds by diligently pursuing a career as a pilot and mechanic. He worked concurrently as an A&P mechanic with inspection authorization, a shop foreman, a flight instructor, air taxi pilot and chief pilot. He was an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner and Designated Aircraft maintenance Inspector. John became the general manager of an FAA approved flight school before reaching his goal as a General Aviation Fixed Base Operator.
He then worked as an FAA Airworthiness Inspector and climbed the FAA career ladder of success to become a highly awarded San Diego FAA Flight Standards District Office Manager.
John is now successfully pursuing a career as a Freelance Aviation Writer. Many of his adventures have been published in AOPA PILOT, CUSTOM PLANES, FLYING, PRIVATE PILOT, AND WOMAN PILOT Magazines, and PACIFIC FLYER Aviation News.
Here are sample excerpts from the book PREFACE and TWO STORIES.