This is a story about one man's lifelong passion and commitment to flight, starting as a teenager and detailing the intense process of learning to fly in Piper Cubs, then sharing the many experiences of flight with its joys and sorrows as experienced by the author over a sixty-five year span. It describes the investment in time, money, and exposure to the risks associated with flight to many destinations, including Alaska, Mexico and Florida Keys, Nova Scotia and witnessing the entire United States unfold through journeys between the Pacific and Atlantic coasts, the Gulf of Mexico, Canada and beyond. This book also chronicles the struggles to provide the time, money, and personal involvement needed to produce the groundwork necessary to complete this mission. Included are the many changes in the social framework that forms a backdrop to these manifold experiences.
I am a psychologist listed in the National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology, as well as being licensed in Arizona and California. I've been in practice since the 1960s, and am a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Washington University in 51. Louis, receiving my doctorate in psychology from the University of San Francisco in 1978where I also taught graduate psychology for a period of time. I'm a Commercial Pilot with single and multi engine, as well as instrument and glider ratings. I began flying at age 15 and am still active and an aircraft owner here in Phoenix Arizona at age 80. Although I have many thousands of pages of technical writing, I have never written a more generalized work until now.