The Rogue Aviator

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Overview


The Rogue Aviator describes Ace Abbott, a pilot who often ventured "outside the box" and engaged in adventuresome activity with his aircraft. He also exhibited maverick-like tendencies toward irrational rules that he felt did not apply to him. Ace was a free-thinking free spirit who loved to have fun in his airplane.
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Overview


The Rogue Aviator describes Ace Abbott, a pilot who often ventured "outside the box" and engaged in adventuresome activity with his aircraft. He also exhibited maverick-like tendencies toward irrational rules that he felt did not apply to him. Ace was a free-thinking free spirit who loved to have fun in his airplane.
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I just finished ROGUE. SIMPLY EXTRAORDINARY¬ÖSPELLBINDING AUTHENTICITY. A harrowing journey through the wide spectrum of military flying and civilian aviation. From the top to the bottom in the world of aviation, ROGUE AVIATOR will keep you awake past your bedtime--www.JoeWeberNovels.com;(Joe Weber is the author of 8 aviation novels)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440156632
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/14/2009
  • Pages: 188
  • Product dimensions: 0.56 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Ace Abbott, born and raised on a farm in upstate New York, upon completion of college, entered the Air Force in 1965 and became an F-4 Phantom fighter pilot based in the Far East. In 1971 he began his civilian career as a Learjet charter pilot in South Florida where he flew celebrities, iconic sports stars, hyperwealthy Palm Beach socialites, and unsavory drug dealers. From 1980 until 2002 he was a Boeing 727 captain with several airlines during the unstable years of airline deregulation. A thirty-six-year aviation career took him to forty-four countries with twenty-five employers.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Pass on this one

    I found this book extremely frustrating -- as an avid reader of aviation books, I had high hopes for reading more about the charter/freight/corporate world that employs most professional pilots. Unfortunately, I didn't get that far. The author chose to write in third person, and reading that "Ace did this," and "Ace did that" distances the reader from truly getting engaged in the book. Between the typo and poor writing, this book is a true waste of time and money. If you want to spend some time in the literary cockpit, pick up "Fighter Pilot," the Robin Olds bio; any of Ed Rasimus's books, or "Thud Ridge" -- this one's not worth it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2009

    Real page turner

    I picked this up at the Atlanta Airport. I had about two hours before my flight. Sat down and started to read "Rogue" at my gate. Got so engrossed in the darn thing I didn't haar them call my flight. Person next to me nudged me, thank goodness.

    Ace really makes you feel a part of the action - millitary training, overseas assignment, various commercial flying gigs. In short, a
    great read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2009

    It will make you appreciate "A good flight"

    Spiced with humor, this book is filled with actual anecdotes from Ace's flying career. This expose of the aviation industry will make you appreciate "a good flight". Ace's portrayal of his numerous flying experiences calls attention to the poor wages, inexperienced pilots, pilot fatigue and questionable safety measures. It will make you think about the role and responsibility the Federal Aviation Authority has to the public. For all readers , not just pilots, who want "a good read".

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  • Posted September 7, 2009

    Great read

    This is a seriously well written book and a must read for anyone either in or contemplating an aviation career. It is a fascinating look into the day to day trials and tribulations faced making a living flying planes. The book opens eyes as to the basic nature of the flying business.

    Y very much enjoyed reading the Rogue Avaitor, as will anyone with a curious nature.

    I do not normally write reviews but I feel this book deserves the ratings I gave.

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