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Career Adventures in General Aviation and the FAA

The Mystery Airplane of the PSA 182 Crash

Prepare to Takeoff on a different kind of adventure and learning as pilot-author John Hull shares his life, in this memoir of exciting career adventures in General Aviation Industry and the Federal Aviation Administration.    

In this life-flight adventure – from The Preflight Years to The Postflight Years – you’ll enjoy a series of interesting, informative, and easy reading short stories that occurred during each important step of his career. Many of these vignettes are airborne adventures from which pilots may learn from Hull’s many mistakes, as well as his many achievements.

  •     A fabulous success story of a very young, underprivileged, handicapped boy who beats the odds by diligently pursuing his dream and ambition to be an airplane pilot and mechanic, which leads to a career far beyond his wildest dreams & expectations
  •     The stories take the readers into the cockpit of airplanes for exciting adventures and thrills while the author makes all of the many mistakes he made during his flying career
  •     Visit the maintenance shop where he and his employees completely rebuild the first Piper Apache PA-23 airplane to be totally destroyed in a crash
  •     Get involved in the internal duties of the FAA with the author, including aircraft accident investigations, like “The Mystery Airplane of the PSA 182 Crash,” which killed 144 people in San Diego after a mid air collision with a Cessna 172; discover what the mystery airplane was that the PSA pilots saw but the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) did not see as relevant to the accident
  •     Enter his FAA offices and let him show you how to excel in your work and receive the recognition, awards, and job satisfaction that he received and you may deserve
  •     Even with little knowledge of aviation, you’ll enjoy reading Takeoff because the important events of the author’s personal and family life are interwoven throughout the book to provide human interest, including the ecstasy and agony of his spiritual quest

If you are ready to embark on a unique aviation fun-filled lesson, then prepare for Takeoff with author John Hull.    

About the Author
John Hull is a depression reared, color-blind, high school dropout who beat the odds by diligently pursuing a career as a pilot and mechanic. He worked concurrently as an A&P mechanic with inspection authorization, a shop supervisor, a flight instructor, air taxi pilot and chief pilot. He was an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner and Designated Aircraft maintenance Inspector. Hull became the general manager of an FAA approved flight school before reaching his goal as a General Aviation Fixed Base Operator. He then worked as an FAA Airworthiness Inspector and climbed the FAA career ladder of success to become a highly awarded San Diego FAA Flight Standards District Office Manager. Presently, Hull is now successfully pursuing a career as a Freelance Aviation Writer.

Read more: http://www.johnrhull.com

Takeoff * by John R. Hull
Career Adventures in General Aviation and the FAA
Publication Date: May 6, 2008
Trade Paperback; $24.64; 610 pages; 978-0-7388-1379-0
Trade Hardback; $35.09; 610 pages; 978-0-7388-1378-3

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