Host: Allen Morris
From pilot union discussions to innovations in airplane design and behind the scenes nuances, Ace Abbott aka Allen Morris pulls the curtain back on the cockpit. You’ll hear from pilots that are flying now and those who have hung up their wings about their views on regulation and the real world of flight. It’s a first of its kind radio program to delve into this closely guarded inner sanctum of what pilot’s really think, whom they trust and the future of flight.
Since the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk, aviation has continually provided a very forward-looking optimistic view of the future. We know aviation will remain in a state of evolution, but we have to ask the question, how will that evolution adapt to the many potential obstacles to growth that are currently being experienced? The recent increased minimum flight time (implemented … Read more about this episode...
Ace Abbott’s Aviation Affair with Allen Morris
Ace Abbott spent his youth on a hardscrabble-farm in upstate New York. Upon graduation from college at SUNY (Cortland) in 1965, he entered the U.S. Air Force and served as an F-4 Phantom fighter pilot based in the Far East. In 1971, he left the Air Force and became a Learjet charter pilot in South Florida. The next eight years his experience as a Learjet Captain offered many diverse and challenging situations, including extensive operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.
In 1980, through a fortuitous bounce of the airplane employment ball, he became a Boeing 727 Captain. The next 22 years, until mandatory retirement at age 60, Ace was employed as a 727 Captain with several airlines during the unstable airline post-deregulation era. His 727 adventures took him to most of the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, along with assignments to Cairo, Egypt, Malta and Belgium. Ace retired in 2002 after traveling 44 countries with 25 employer changes.
Upon retirement he became a golf instructor and returned to his roots in the scenic Finger Lakes of Upstate New York. Since launching his writing career in 2008, he now keeps busy with book marketing activities which include: book presentations at aviation events, airshows (including the Oshkosh Air Show as a featured author), fly-in pancake breakfast events, along with events at book clubs, libraries and book stores. He is a “snowbird” and spends his winters in Delray Beach, Florida where he also stays busy with book promotion activity. When The Rogue Aviator makes the NY Times best seller list he intends to return to the golf course.
- Ace Abbott’s Aviation Affair - THE FUTURE OF AVIATION: BRING ON THE INNOVATORS May 13, 2013
- Ace Abbott’s Aviation Affair - Past 40 years of commercial aviation: The good, the bad, and the ugly! April 22, 2013
- Ace Abbott’s Aviation Affair - Denzel Washington in Flight: Critique and Evaluation April 8, 2013
- Ace Abbott’s Aviation Affair - Pilot Fatigue, Aviation’s Insidious Killer March 25, 2013
- Ace Abbott’s Aviation Affair - The Drone Dilemma March 11, 2013
- Ace Abbott’s Aviation Affair - The Value of Airline Unions February 11, 2013