Pan Am Captain: Aiming High by Captain Bill Travis (2013)Pan Am Captain: Aiming High by Captain Bill Travis (2013)

In his book, Pan Am Captain, Aiming High, Captain Bill Travis shares with his readers the secrets of his unlikely success.

Through positive thinking, visualization, goal setting, and sheer hard work, Bill, the high school dropout and "least likely to succeed," literally aimed for the skies, and as a result spent 35 years flying all over the world for the world's biggest and most glamorous airline.

Come take a flight with Captain Bill Travis - from Tennessee farm boy to high school dropout, working in the Detroit car factories, to professional pilot and captain for Pan Am.

This is not a story of how one man got lucky and achieved his dream - Bill had a method - and in this book he shares it with the reader alongside the fascinating story of his life.

Hear from the cockpit of a Pan Am Boeing 747 what really goes on behind the scenes: the banter, the problem passengers, the celebrities, the scary moments.

Much more than just a reminiscing retiree, Captain Bill shares the secrets of his success - a success that continues to this day. Not a man to slow down, Bill followed up his piloting with a career as a professional musician, running his own 17-piece dance orchestra in San Francisco.

Now living in Phoenix, Arizona, Bill divides his time between managing his own real estate business and writing. Read his first book, "Pan Am Captain: Aiming High" and be inspired by Captain Bill's journey so far.




Review by Robert Gandt, Author of SKYGODS: The Fall of Pan Am

Bill Travis' PAN AM CAPTAIN: AIMING HIGH is an adventure story wrapped inside a memoir. Here is a slice of aviation history viewed through the eyes of Pan Am captain Bill Travis.

The author takes you on a personal journey, coming up the hard way, joining the great Pan Am at the peak of its glory days, living through the airline's slow descent to extinction, making the most of each new situation.

Captain Travis is good company for this journey, not just for the plethora of anecdotes and personal history, but also for what you'll learn about the skills of visualization and goal-setting.  This is a great ride, informative and entertaining. You'll be glad you took the trip.

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