Dick Chapman fell in love with aircraft at an early age, and for thirty-five years that was his life's work. In this memoir, Chapman narrates the story of his well-lived life-from growing up in Ontario, his service with the Royal Canadian Air Force, his love affair with aircraft, his second career as an AutoCAD expert, his marriage, and his children.
Accented with an array of photos, The Story of a Canadian in Aviation focuses on Chapman's interest in flight. This memoir tells of flying jet fighters, Cessna 150s, and 747s. He logged more than 600 flight hours with his private pilot license. His work and travel experiences took him to California, Scotland, Hong Kong, Japan, the Caribbean, Europe, and almost every city in Canada that has an airport.
Exhibiting an exuberance for life, this memoir also describes Chapman's second career as an AutoCAD dealer-the first in Southern Ontario-where he introduced architects, engineers, and designers to computer-aided design.
The Story of a Canadian in Aviation presents a vivid example of what a person can do and see in their lifetime.