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Chris Broyhill graduated from USAF Academy with Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and focused on a career in the cockpit. He served in the USAF for over twenty years, was promoted early to the rank of Major and reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before retiring. While in the USAF, Chris amassed over 4,000 hours of flight time in the T-37, T-38A, the AT-38B, OV-10A, A-10A and the F-16C/D, Blocks 25, 30 and 42. He attended the Air Force Fighter Weapons School in the A-10 and graduated at the top of his class. Upon transitioning to the F-16, he upgraded to from mission-ready wingman to mission commander in less than 18 months, well ahead of his peers. Chris served in several leadership positions at the squadron and wing level in the USAF, and his last assignment was the one he liked the best, teaching new fighter pilots how to fly the F-16 at Luke AFB, AZ. While in the USAF, Chris completed a Master’s Degree in National Security Studies and attended numerous professional military education courses, most notably the Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS.
Upon retiring from the service, Chris chose a career in Business Aviation and has acquired type ratings in the Hawker 400/700/800A/800XP, Gulfstream G-IV and Falcon 900EX. Chris has flown in North America, the Caribbean, Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, parts of Africa and the Far East. He holds a Certified Aviation Manager credential from the National Business Aviation Association, has served in many aviation leadership positions in the US and overseas, has build two aviation operations from the ground-up and has performed consultant services for clients.
Currently, Chris is serving as the Chief Pilot for a major corporate operator and is pursuing a PhD in Aviation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Chris is happily married to his wife Denise and they have four children, four dogs, two cats and a rabbit. This is his first novel and he has plans for several more in the Colin Pearce series.
Colin Pearce will return in “The Cabo Contract.”
on Sep. 10, 2011 :
It's been a while since I liked a book this much: It's a good thing, too, because at six dollars for this eBook, I'll be reading at lunch instead of eating.
(reviewed the day of purchase)