Ken was born in Lowell, Mass. Raised in Newton, Mass. and graduated from Yale, then entered the Marine Corps. After completing OCS and flight school he was assigned to “Pappy” Boyington’s historic Black Sheep Squardron and served on active and reserve duty from 1958 thru 1972 attaining the rank of Major. Joining Pan Am in 1965 Ken rose to Chief Pilot of the Business Jet Division, 1968. In that capacity he was the personal pilot for founder, Juan Trippe, his successor Najeeb Halaby as well as Charles Lindbergh and various other dignitaries. Ken next returned to regular line flying and became Chief Pilot of the U.S. & Latin American Division. As a hobby, Ken ran 10 full marathons with best time under three hours.

    With the fall of Pan Am, Ken formed ConAir Charters, operating Boeing 747s worldwide. Next he joined Korean Air as a check pilot and Washington lobbyist, then was asked to join Kiwi International Airlines as Chief Operating Officer.

    Throughout all those years  Ken wrote full length works based on his vast and varied experiences around the world. Then death took Bobbye, his beloved wife of 35  years. In time he found Bing, with whom this book was written, telling much of their early years together. One daughter, one daughter-in-law as well as a son and a son-in-law along with other loved little ones now populate the nests from California to Connecticut on to the deeply loved environs of La Montagne Noire.