At the age of 50 I was flying out San Francisco, USA (SFO) to Honolulu, USA (HNL) with United Airlines. It was a lot different than flaying with PANAM, I started with PANAM in 1988 and work until it’s collapse on December 4, 1991. (CEO, 1988–1991) Russell L. Ray Jr. was the man we all had to see before our despatcher. All senator pilots had got to New York City the Headquarters of PANAM, for a last good-by.
At that we had kids (ages 12 through to 19) and my wife at that time, also an airline company, United Airlines. But “we had a great support system,” I got a job with United Airlines late in 1992 with fly opposite schedules so that someone can always be at home; my Mum and Dad were great live close by and were very involved with the kids.
I have now flown for over 30 years and worked as a flight instructor and regional pilot before joining PANAM. And now with United Airlines until 2008. “People are entrusting their lives to us,” and. “As they walk onto my airplane, they’re trusting that I got enough sleep, that I’m healthy and eating right and I have the mental acuity and I’ve done the preparation to safely get them from point A to point B so they can relax and watch a movie.”