Buffalo, NY. Univ of Buffalo, discovered airplanes. I had a moment of clarity and signed up to fly in the Navy two weeks after I went to Woodstock. Started flying when Nixon was President. Who? Flew for many different companies over the years until finally arriving at SWA in 1994. Yea!
English. Poquito Espanol.
Working on old cars and motorcycles. Travel, reading, music.
Lovely wife of 25 years and three adult (chronologically) children. First grandbaby,…a boy! ETA May 28th.
Have learned that I live with the three of them, not the other way around. Two Aussies, Pirate & Ellie and Ducati. Duke is our Rottweiler shepherd mutt.
Williamsville Senior High School, now Williamsville South.
University of Buffalo.
Favorite Sports Teams
Semi-in like with Cowboys, I follow the Bills, but my Pittsburgh wife is a die-hard Black & Gold (ugh) Steelers faithful.
Favorite Travel Destinations
Italy, Brugge, Belgium. Much of Europe. Traveled the world as a corporate pilot before SWA. Now I’m in luv with Lubbock.
Your Favorite Southwest Story
At the luncheon during my class upgrade to Captain Herb told the story of placing the largest Boeing 737 order in the history of SWA and Boeing, with Phil Condit—the then president of Boeing. As Herb got up from the table to take a break he intentionally dropped his cigarette lighter next to Phil Condit’s chair. Phil, as a gentleman, reached down to retrieve the lighter for Herb and surprisingly noticed it was an Airbus lighter! Herb, waiting for Phil to look up, had a sly grin on his face and said, “Just kidding Phil!” ☺