Started flying in 1958 worked on private, comm, inst M.e. instrcted for a few years and was hired by a "local Service" airline named Lake Central Airlines in Indianapolis Ind.
that was in 1961.
went to school on the Dc-3 then the Convair 340-440 Later the Cv 580 Dc-9-30 Fh227 Bac1-111 B727-100 then -200 B737300-400 B757, B767.
Lake Central merged into Allegheny Airlines, then took Mohawk Airlines from N.Y. State, then took over PSA from West Coast, Empire Airlines and I finished up with a lot of good luck and good help after 38 years and 30,000+ hrs. Have two sons, Both with USAirways, one on the 737-400 and the other a check airman on the Bus. Now enjoy farming, horses,cattle,and a little Jack Daniels.
Ratings held are: Atp Dc-3 Dc-9 FH227 Bac1-111 CvA340-440 B727 B737 B757 B767 Nord 262 and Airplane S.e. Sea