Ace Abbott, author of The Rogue Aviator: In the Back Alleys of Aviation
Ace Abbott was born and raised in upstate New York, entered the U.S. Air Force in 1965 and became an F-4 Phantom pilot based in the Far East. He began his civilian career as a Learjet corporate/charter pilot, spending his last twenty-two years as a Boeing 727 captain. He retired in 2002 after visiting forty-four countries with fourteen different airlines.
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VideosThe Rogue Aviator
FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELT!
Let Ace Abbot put you in the cockpit of F-4 Phantoms, Lear Jets, and Boeing 727s!
° This insider's view of commercial aviation will take you to 44 countries and keep the adrenalin flowing with improbable and implausible aviation scenarios.
° Prepare for a unique, but turbulent venture from five star hotels and restaurants in Paris to cargo ramps and jails in Venezuela. Fasten your seat belt securely!
The Rogue Aviator - In The Back Alleys of Aviation
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
By Ace Abbott
Published: August 14, 2011.
The Rogue Aviator is a memoir of a fun-loving, adventurous pilot during a unique and tumultuous aviation career. The pulse-racing aviation anecdotes are spiced with humor, pathos, and poignancy along with a smattering of decadence and debauchery.
An additional theme of this book presents an insider's view of the aviation industry and the results when the profit factor trumps safety considerations
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- Squawk 7700
on Sep. 07, 2011
Peter Buffington's Squawk 7700 tells a very important story that should be read by laymen as well as all professional pilots. It is an exposé of the regional airlines that complements, Miles O'Brien's brilliant PBS documentary entitled Flying Cheap (Continental/Colgan Air #3407 crash at Buffalo,NY). The author elaborates upon the on-going problem of overworked and underpaid professional pilots. His nightmarish stories from his experiences at American Eagle Airlines in San Juan, Puerto Rico will provide the reader with enlightening insight into the potentially very unglamorous lifestyle of a professional pilot.
After a 36-year aviation career, most of which was spent in the “back alleys of aviation,” I can validate the ugly reality of the dark side of aviation that is presented in this book. Professional pilots “on food stamps or living in their automobile,” are analogous to the, “crazy aunt in the attic” that is all-too-frequently hidden away by the aviation community. This book will provide awareness and concern that should be a catalyst for enhanced aviation safety.
Ace Abbott, author of The Rogue Aviator; in the Back Alleys of Aviation.
- Squawk 7700
on Nov. 22, 2011
I am in 100% agreement with everything that was said in this video. Tired, inexperienced pilots in the cockpit is a much bigger potential liability than most air travelers realize. My book, The Rogue Aviator: in the Back Alleys of Aviation, also elaboraters on this theme. Allen Morris/aka Ace Abbott (pen name)