Third edition of ‘The Rogue Aviator’ released

The revised third edition of “The Rogue Aviator: In the Back Alleys of Aviation” is now available.

Pilot “Ace Abbott” takes readers through his career spanning 36 years, including flights to 44 countries with 25 different employers. The story ranges from five star hotels and restaurants in Paris to noisy, greasy, cargo ramps, and a visit to a Venezuelan jail. The book also includes “war-stories” from Ace’s early career as an F-4 Phantom fighter-pilot based in the Far East.

When he left the Air Force in 1971 he soon found himself in South Florida where he flew the rich and famous in private-chartered Learjets. His passengers varied from iconic sports figures such as Jack Nicklaus to unsavory drug dealers. Other celebrities included Jimmy Buffett, Helen Reddy, and Olivia Newton-John, but his most memorable experience involved smuggling Bob Marley out of Kingston, Jamaica.

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