I soloed in Navion Rangemaster N2434T on my 16th birthday at the Long
Beach, CA airport, Aug 6, 1962 (the day after Marylin Monroe died). On my 17th birthday, my dad purchased N2457T (a bright
yellow Rangemaster), and I became the family pilot. My instructor was
Andy Adams (a direct descendant of John Adams and John Quincy Adams). He also flew for Flying Tigers (Super-Connies).
I later went on to instruct (age 18) and fly for United (age 22).
Still flying (next year is my 50th year), currently operating Memley Aviation
in Fresno, CA.