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A Bird That Flies ...

(A Novella About Flying)

A Bird That Soars ...

This is another story about airplanes, and about the pilots who fly them.  More importantly, it is the story of one particular pilot; a man named Chuck who devoted all his energy into becoming the best pilot he could be.  In fact, he never wanted to do anything else BUT fly airplanes for a living.  And with a lot of hard work, assertiveness, and single-mindedness, Chuck achieved his goal quickly.  He did not, however, become the pilot of one of today's giant airliners that carry hundreds of passengers.  He became a company pilot whose 'office' was one of the small, four- and six-passenger planes the company not only owned, but actually built.  It was the Chuck's job to fly the company's CEO and VIPs anywhere they wanted to go.  And by the time he was thirty, Chuck was a man who was really living his dream--until he wasn't.  

(This story is actually based on a pilot I knew at the time, and about his life and career.  rh)