Cubs to Bonanzas: New Memoir Reflects on a Life of Flight

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Lifelong Aviation Enthusiast Recounts 65 Years of Innovation and Exploration

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My love for flying has given me many wondrous adventures.

A life of flying is a life ripe with thrills, peace and perspective. Richard A. Komm has spent most of his life in the skies, and recounts the stories and lessons learned from his extensive aviation experience in, “Cubs to Bonanzas: A 65-year perspective through a pilot’s eyes.”

The book follows Komm as his initial curiosity in aviation at age 15 morphed into a lifelong hobby, which has taken him across the country and as well as several international borders.

“My love for flying has given me many wondrous adventures,” Komm said. “From harrowing experiences to natural phenomena few have seen, flying has never been dull.”

“Cubs to Bonanzas” follows Komm as he experiences the evolution of aviation during the latter part of the 20th century firsthand, as well as pertinent societal changes that have impacted the industry. In addition to the retrospection, “Cubs to Bonanzas” also tackles current hot topics in aviation and air safety.

“The book looks at the past and future of flying,” Komm said. “I hope this comprehensive look at aviation will inspire readers to realize the thrills that are waiting outside their comfort zones.”

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“Cubs to Bonanzas: A 65-year perspective through a pilot’s eyes”
By Richard A. Komm
ISBN: 9781483650401
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and XLibris

About the author
Richard A. Komm is a psychologist listed in the National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology. He has practiced since the 1960s and is licensed in Arizona and California. Komm received his doctorate in psychology from the University of San Francisco in 1978.

Komm holds a commercial pilot certificate for single and multi engine aircraft, as well as instrument and glider ratings. He began flying at age 15 and is still active in the field. Now 81, Komm still flies his aircraft around and beyond Phoenix, Arizona, and recently flew himself to Oshkosh, Wisconsin to attend Airventure 2013, the world's largest Airshow, attracting aircraft from both Europe and Australia, as well as throughout the western hemisphere.

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