about the author:
J.R. Hauptman (pseudonym) has been a professional pilot for nearly a half century. Barely twenty years old, he began as a military pilot and for almost two years he flew combat support missions in the Viet Nam War. Upon leaving military service he was hired by a major airline and was initially based on the West Coast. His flying career was interrupted by the turmoil that racked the airline industry during the early days of deregulation. In the interim, he worked as a travel agent, a stockbroker and even trained dogs and horses. In the late nineteen-eighties, he returned to aviation, flying jet charters and air freight. He concluded his career flying corporate jets and now lives in Florida. He is completing his second work, a non-fictional social commentary and surfs every day, waves or not. You can visit his website at http://www.caddispublishing.com/.
This was a great book. It takes place in the 80's (and from what I've read about it since reading this book) it is based on actual events (the airline deregulation). I was a teen at the time, so I was completely unaware of what went on. It brought to light how people were hurt by the deregulation, how their lives were irreparably changed. I wouldn't say this was a quick & easy read, but it was a fantastic read!