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Full disclosure: I served with Captain Allen and appear in this book. However, there is so much about his faith and journey that I didn't know until reading his story.
Captain Allen had a dream to be a pilot and never let go of that desire. His story about overcoming the naysayers and not losing faith in God's plan is inspirational. We all have plans for our lives and they don't always turn out how we imagined. Maybe God does laugh at our plans and we need to have faith in his plans for us.
Thank you Captain Allen for your humble leadership and courage to share your story.
Loved Jims Story, as someone who has known and admired Jim for years this was a wonderful read. His love of flying and dedication to Family, Country and God shines through. A humble man with the heart of a Lion this story will give all who read it an inside look as to how an everyday man becomes one of the best of the best!
Jim's book is like watching the old TV program "This is Your Life"! The read takes you on an exceptional roller coaster journey while he is chasing his passion ...flying! Having proceeded "Bluto" in the same dream and traveled some of the same paths, it is a wonderfully enriching read. Like Jim, I believe God is our copilot, whatever star you chase.
In addition to its thesis to which we all can relate, the book offers a rare look into military, corporate and commercial, and airline pilot transitions. Jim Allen is refreshingly honest in telling these stories.
A page turner even for those of us not initiated into naval aviation. Fascinating details bring you right into that world. A heartfelt story of endurance, grit, accomplishment, and hope. A must read for aviators.
Great read. Wonderful story of dogged determination wonderfully mixed with demonstrated faith. Enjoyed it immensely! The author clearly has a well-stated “Joie de vivre” and it comes out most heart-felt and eloquently.