Ivan Luciani is a corporate pilot who has logged over 10,000 flight hours flying around the world, and whose aviation career currently spans 34 years. He has flown private and public transport operations in a variety of business jets, including the Bombardier Global Express and, more recently, the Gulfstream 450 and 550. In addition to being a Captain he has also held several managerial posts. While he may be an experienced pilot, he readily and openly admits that, he is definitely an amateur author. Ivan lives in Hong Kong and in Macao with his Thai wife.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have a vast collection of books (print and eBooks) from a wide variety of authors and subjects. If I have to pick my three favorite authors these would be Ken Follett, John Grisham, and Tom Clancy.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I love what I do. I consider myself fortunate to have discovered, as a young boy, what I wanted to do in life. Flying is my passion. Although I remain as passionate about aviation at 54 years old as I have ever been, I am also passionate about the opportunity to make a difference in someone's life, particularly those less fortunate than we are.
Aviators are passionate about aviation. Once you get the bug you are addicted for life and there is no need, or desire, to search for a cure. It is that passion and addiction that gives you the determination, perseverance, and motivation to pursue a career in aviation. This is the story of one such aviator who discovered his passion for flying as a young boy and pursued his dream as a young adult.