In his initial book, Butch takes you through the stories of his life. Stories of family, friendship, and fortitude. Against all odds, being a high school dropout from a broken family, Butch earned his GED, College Degree and Navy Pilot Wings within a six-year period. He flew P-3 Orion airplanes during the Cold War, joined the U.S. Customs Service as a Special Agent and Pilot fighting in the war on drugs in Central and South America, and later flew commercially for Northwest Airlines. Butch takes the reader on journeys through difficult and trying times, while showing them that there is no substitute for hard work and perseverance.
The book contains insights into military and law enforcement operations, and recounts Butch’s journey through life from growing up in Pennsylvania, moving to Colorado, dropping out of high school and then graduating from Navy Flight Training with some of the highest grades in the history of Naval Aviation. Butch will take you through the rigors of Aviation Officer Candidate School, flight training and Sere School. He also shares his experiences operating in Central and South America, participating in the war on drugs along with the DEA and host Nations militaries. In his book, you will experience what the life of an airline pilot is really all about.