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{Ace Abbott utilizes the archives of his 36 year aviation career that took him to 44 countries for his aviation-themed interviews. His layover venues varied from tents in Korea, to five-star hotels in Paris, and jail cells in Venezuela. After a 5 ½ year career in the Air Force that allowed him to fly F-4 Phantom fighter jets throughout the Far East, he returned to civilian life to become a Learjet charter pilot. His many flights from South Florida to nearly every island in the Caribbean and most of the Latin American countries was complemented with his chauffeuring of the rich and famous. He flew such celebrities as Jack Nicklaus, John Glenn, Evil Knievel, Jimmy Buffett, Helen Reddy and Olivia Newton-John, as well as Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. He also smuggled Bob Marley from Kingston, Jamaica when Marley’s life was in danger. Ace spent his final 22 years as a Boeing 727 Captain for numerous airlines, most of which went out of business. His 10 airlines in 10 years is likely an unenviable record. The subtitle of his book, The Rogue Aviator is: "in the back alleys of aviation." Ace's book provides an insider’s view of a professional pilot’s life on the other side of the tracks.}

{Ace Abbott utilizes the archives of his 36 year aviation career that took him to 44 countries for his aviation-themed interviews. His layover venues varied from tents in Korea, to five-star hotels in Paris, and jail cells in Venezuela. After a 5 ½ year career in the Air Force that allowed him to fly F-4 Phantom fighter jets throughout the Far East, he returned to civilian life to become a Learjet charter pilot. His many flights from South Florida to nearly every island in the Caribbean and most of the Latin American countries was complemented with his chauffeuring of the rich and famous. He flew such celebrities as Jack Nicklaus, John Glenn, Evil Knievel, Jimmy Buffett, Helen Reddy and Olivia Newton-John, as well as Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. He also smuggled Bob Marley from Kingston, Jamaica when Marley’s life was in danger. Ace spent his final 22 years as a Boeing 727 Captain for numerous airlines, most of which went out of business. His 10 airlines in 10 years is likely an unenviable record. The subtitle of his book, The Rogue Aviator is: "in the back alleys of aviation." Ace's book provides an insider’s view of a professional pilot’s life on the other side of the tracks.}
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{Ace Abbott utilizes the archives of his 36 year aviation career that took him to 44 countries for his aviation-themed interviews. His layover venues varied from tents in Korea, to five-star hotels in Paris, and jail cells in Venezuela. After a 5 ½ year career in the Air Force that allowed him to fly F-4 Phantom fighter jets throughout the Far East, he returned to civilian life to become a Learjet charter pilot. His many flights from South Florida to nearly every island in the Caribbean and most of the Latin American countries was complemented with his chauffeuring of the rich and famous. He flew such celebrities as Jack Nicklaus, John Glenn, Evil Knievel, Jimmy Buffett, Helen Reddy and Olivia Newton-John, as well as Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. He also smuggled Bob Marley from Kingston, Jamaica when Marley’s life was in danger. Ace spent his final 22 years as a Boeing 727 Captain for numerous airlines, most of which went out of business. His 10 airlines in 10 years is likely an unenviable record. The subtitle of his book, The Rogue Aviator is: "in the back alleys of aviation." Ace's book provides an insider’s view of a professional pilot’s life on the other side of the tracks.}

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Ace Abbott’s Aviation Affair – VETERAN 777 CAPTAIN PROVIDES CLARITY ON FLIGHT 370

3/19/2014
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Bob Engelman, a recently retired, but veteran Boeing 777 Captain with United Airlines will provide clarity to many of the gray areas relating to Malaysian Air flight MH 370. Bob has experience flying his Boeing 777 in the Southeast Asia area and will provide the listener with some clarification of the confusion that seems to be dominating the major media … Read more about this episode...

Duration:00:38:24

Ace Abbott’s Aviation Affair – Captain Joe Townsend-Airplane Accident Survivor

2/10/2014
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A veteran airline pilot, Captain Joe Townsend, survives a horrific airplane crash while flying a small propeller aircraft. Unfortunately, his two daughters and his wife did not survive. Joe hung to life by his fingernails and the medical staff performed yeoman efforts to keep him alive. This emotionally traumatizing loss of his family did not bring him down. He discusses … Read more about this episode...

Duration:00:52:21

Ace Abbott’s Aviation Affair – Drone(UAV) Safety

1/27/2014
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Guest Harrison Wolf is a man who is on the cutting edge of drone technology and safety. His position at the University of Southern California Aviation Safety Department involves many aspects of drone safety, but he is focused on the human factors involved in the “piloting” of these devices that are also refered to as UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles). His … Read more about this episode...

Duration:00:46:01

Ace Abbott’s Aviation Affair – ASTRONAUT AL WORDEN-APOLLO 15 COMMAND MODULE PILOT

12/16/2013
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His Apollo 15 venture to the moon was more than 40 years ago but ex-astronaut Al Worden reveals the same mental clarity that allowed him to become an astronaut and be selected as the Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot. His informative discussion presents the listener with unique insight into the space program and how to get your space vehicle from … Read more about this episode...

Duration:01:00:28

Ace Abbott’s Aviation Affair – THE YOUTHFUL EXUBERANCE OF AN ASPIRING PILOT

12/4/2013
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Swayne Martin, a young aspiring aviator, will share some of his exhilarating pilot experiences, as he and Ace elaborate on the many subtle and joyful nuances of being at the controls and in command of one’s aircraft. While the proverbial, “Golden Age of Aviation” is in the past, the thrill of flying will endure for eternity, as will the bonding … Read more about this episode...

Duration:00:51:13

Ace Abbott’s Aviation Affair – Private Jets: Justifiable Extravagance

9/30/2013
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The use of the private jet is often regarded as a mode of travel only used by the rich and famous. On the contrary, it is frequently used by businessmen who are not even amongst the wealthy one-per centers. Clay Lacy was a pioneer in the dynamic world of Learjet charter and remains very much involved with this company, Clay … Read more about this episode...

Duration:00:50:52

Ace Abbott’s Aviation Affair – The Drone Dilemma: Updated

8/13/2013
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As the drone dilemma intensifies, the subject has now become a front-and-center media issue. The White House Press Secretary and the soon-to-be named director of the CIA, John Brennan, are engaged in a very thoroughly choreographed soft-shoe dance to avoid the possible bombshell of a potentially volatile statement. This issue will be discussed with guest Jim Worden, along with the … Read more about this episode...

Duration:00:54:26

Ace Abbott’s Aviation Affair – ASIANA SFO CRASH: UNDERLYING CAUSES

7/10/2013
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Airplane accidents frequently result from subtle underlying precursors. It is very obvious that Asiana Flight #214 that splattered into SFO on Saturday, July 6 touched down well short of the runway. It is also very obvious that the pilots allowed the airplane to get too low and too slow. This accident will unequivocally be tagged by the NTSB final investigation … Read more about this episode...

Duration:00:44:05

Ace Abbott’s Aviation Affair – “Aviation Books for the Beach”

6/17/2013
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The bookshelves are filled with great aviation adventure stories. From Richard Bach’s quasi-mystical writings to the renowned aviation author, Ernest Gann, there is an aviation adventure that will capture the fantasy of the aviation enthusiast, as well as those readers not focused on pilot-oriented literature. The vast majority of aviation literature is not only entertaining but quite often informative. Many … Read more about this episode...

Duration:00:48:15

Ace Abbott’s Aviation Affair – The Drone Invasion Intensifies

5/24/2013
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The world of drones/UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) is growing at an exponential rate and it is a potential issue that can have wide spread implications and consequences. Interestingly, the mainstream media is keeping the drone dilemma on the back burner. It is a potentially volatile political issue, both with the immoral bombing of many innocent citizens in the Middle East, … Read more about this episode...

Duration:00:39:04

Ace Abbott’s Aviation Affair – THE FUTURE OF AVIATION: BRING ON THE INNOVATORS

5/13/2013
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Since the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk, aviation has continually provided a very forward-looking optimistic view of the future. We know aviation will remain in a state of evolution, but we have to ask the question, how will that evolution adapt to the many potential obstacles to growth that are currently being experienced? The recent increased minimum flight time (implemented … Read more about this episode...

Duration:00:40:50

Ace Abbott’s Aviation Affair – Past 40 years of commercial aviation: The good, the bad, and the ugly!

4/22/2013
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Are we past the Golden age of aviation? Two veteran airline pilots will discuss the evolution— or perhaps regression— of commercial aviation in the United States. Will the quality of airline travel continued to deteriorate? The ramifications of deregulation and “9/11” are major considerations. Are today’s pilots computer programmers or aviators who can manually fly their aircraft when the computer … Read more about this episode...

Duration:00:34:04

Ace Abbott’s Aviation Affair – Denzel Washington in Flight: Critique and Evaluation

4/8/2013
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The movie flight, starring Denzel Washington was a multi-themed trip into aviation realism that ventured far beyond the scintillating 20 minute flight for which the movie was named. As one might expect a veteran airline pilot can find many implausible scenarios regarding this ill-fated flight. Nonetheless, the flight did exhibit a considerable amount of realism. However, the primary theme of … Read more about this episode...

Duration:00:37:02

Ace Abbott’s Aviation Affair – Pilot Fatigue, Aviation’s Insidious Killer

3/25/2013
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Tired pilots in the cockpit will all too frequently result in aviation accidents and incidents. The crash of Continental Flight #3407 (operated by Colgan Air) in Buffalo, New York, on January 12, 2009 , created a powerfully loud wake-up call for the FAA to take action. Pilot fatigue had been a major precursor for aviation accidents for fifty years. Unfortunately, … Read more about this episode...

Duration:00:36:28

Ace Abbott’s Aviation Affair – The Drone Dilemma

3/11/2013
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As the drone dilemma intensifies, the subject has now become a front-and-center media issue. The White House Press Secretary and the soon-to-be named director of the CIA, John Brennan, are engaged in a very thoroughly choreographed soft-shoe dance to avoid the possible bombshell of a potentially volatile statement. This issue will be discussed with guest Jim Worden, along with the … Read more about this episode...

Duration:00:34:26

Ace Abbott’s Aviation Affair – The Value of Airline Unions

2/11/2013
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The mention of the word union will usually elicit an emotional response from the listener. The recent political landscape has kept unions in the political and news discussion. Unions have always exhibited the “double-edged sword” characteristic. However, airline unions have rarely been castigated and condemned as have the blue-collar or service unions. Although there are several airline unions, the first … Read more about this episode...

Duration:00:31:26