Background Currently specializing in technical writing, especially in aviation, software and Internet. My technical writing began in 1985 with two software manuals (Turbo Pascal and Electric Desk), as well as a regular PC magazine column. I also wrote a software application that was sold by Software Express/Direct. Next, came two editions of "The Weather Sourcebook," published by Globe-Pequot. I then wrote three Internet books, published by McGraw-Hill (see the My Library link). Then I founded my own publishing company, which sold 10 million copies of approximately a hundred different books. I also ghost-wrote four business books for various industry leaders. During this time I created a weekly Sunday newspaper comic strip, entitled “Family PC Fun,” which ran for eight years. As a pilot, I currently fly general aviation, having owned two aircraft. I hold an ATP for ASEL and MSEL, plus CFI, CFII, and MEI and am  current on all ratings. Previously, I flew corporate jets, flew VIPs in the U.S. Air Force with the Presidential Wing at Andrews AFB in DC, and flew Boeing aircraft with Eastern Air Lines. I also wrote the official FAA flight manual for the DC-8 aircraft flown by DHL. President, Citapei Communications Internet and Publishing Industry June 1996 – June 2010 Wrote approximately 100 Internet books, which sold more than 10 million copies. Invented the customer welcome kit concept for the cable broadband industry, then created those kits for every cable company in the country. Kits included books, manuals, installation guides, CDs, mouse pads, forms, stickers, and cable modem connection hardware. During this time I created a Sunday newspaper comic strip that ran for 396 Sundays. Owner, Productivity Partners Computer Software Industry February 1986 – June 1996 Computer consulting and training. As a WordPerfect Certified Instructor, I taught at top law firms in Washington and New York, plus U.S. government and military agencies. I trained and consulted on Group 1 Software mailing programs all over the U.S., plus internationally in South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Also taught Web site development at many U.S. government agencies, including NASA, Census Bureau, and HUD. Wrote monthly computer magazine articles, computer guide books on programming languages and software. Wrote software that was sold nationally by Software Express/Direct and in B. Dalton stores. Ghost-wrote four business books for noted executives and motivational speakers. Created the DC-8 flight manual for DHL, under contract with Avitas. Public Relations and Lobbying, Airline Pilots Association Airlines/Aviation Industry March 1989 – December 1989 Wrote press releases, newspaper, and magazine articles. Lobbied in Senate and House on Capitol Hill. Pilot, Eastern Air Lines Airlines/Aviation Industry November 1979 – March 1989 Flew Boeing 727's, based one year at JFK, LGA, and the rest of the time at DCA, IAD, and BWI. Primarily flew the Eastern Air Shuttle between DCA and LGA. Pilot, U. S. Air Force Military/Aviation Industry September 1973 – November 1979 Distinguished Graduate from pilot training, Top Flying Award, which allowed me to fly with the Presidential Wing at Andrews AFB in DC., where I also served as the Chief of Standardization and Evaluation. In my flying career I had the privilege of flying and meeting five U.S. Presidents, three First Ladies, foreign heads of state, ambassadors, Congressional Representatives and Senators, first family members, and many generals. I also flew as a test pilot for Air Force Systems Command, testing avionics, and as an instructor pilot for countless USAF pilots including two USAF Chiefs of Staff, one Thunderbird pilot, several Air Force One pilots, and even a space shuttle astronaut. University of Tulsa, Aerospace Engineering September 1968 – May 1973 Air Force ROTC Distinguished Graduate Societies: V-P student chapter of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Return to Welcome Page Aviation, Internet, software, & training Visit the gallery of book covers Samples of training experience Total solution for millions of customers ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI Congressional lobbying, magazines & newspapers Write, call, or visit Linked In A fun history A few hours short of 10,000 total flight time (combined USAF, airline, corporate and GA) Top Flying Award © Avalation - 2011 A fun history