Boeing 747 captain shares his long journey to achieving his boyhood dream

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John Spadea shows how perseverance is key to getting what one wants in ‘Logbook Affairs’

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Author John Spadea looks back at how he defied the naysayers to become a commercial pilot and enjoy a career that is still going strong in his autobiography titled “Logbook Affairs: How I Became a Pilot” (published by Archway Publishing).

Starting with his boyhood dream, Spadea lays out the obstacles in his way to becoming a pilot, such as bad grades, expensive schooling and the dangers of flying. He recounts how he overcame it all to hold the position of captain of a Boeing 747. The author discusses his flying adventures from scary incidents to famous people and what it’s like to fly all around the world. In addition, he comments of the future of flying, noting that airlines will need thousands of new pilots in the coming years.

Spadea hopes to inspire future generations to not give up on their dreams of becoming a pilot. He encourages readers saying “Anyone can succeed in life. It starts with a dream — followed by passion, perseverance, hard work and a little bit of good fortune.”

“Logbook Affairs” can be purchased on Amazon at:

“Logbook Affairs”
By John Spadea
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 168 pages | ISBN 9781480885417
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 168 pages | ISBN 9781480885424
E-Book | 168 pages | ISBN 9781480885431
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
John Spadea graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a bachelor’s degree. He became a certified pilot instructor at several flight schools. He traveled west to obtain multi-engine experience, returned back east to be a corporate pilot and spent time at five different airlines. He is now employed as a B-747 captain flying all over the world; he has been with his current employer for 15 years. Spadea currently lives with his wife in Minnesota. Together they have two daughters — Cecilia and Gina.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the worldwide leader in self-publishing, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit or call 888-242-5904.

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