Few Lads have a life's dream. Fewer still try to attain that goal. In this, the first of a four book series, Pete's persistence pays off and his unrelenting quest serves as a model for the young who lack confidence and parents seeking to nurture their lads' aim. Pete grows as a competent person when he embarks on a train by himself to spend the summer working at his Uncle's farm. He encounters cousins, chickens and sailing. He works a myriad of part time jobs to help pay for his favorite pastime - airplanes. In this and the books to follow, Pete matures and overcomes difficulties that set him apart.
This is Robert's third book after a career as Naval Aviator flying Fighter Attack aircraft, a second career in charge of a State aviation agency, and a third career consulting in aviation management. His first book Battlecry One: Memoirs of Captain Robert J. Thomas, Sr. USN received accolades from its readers and his second book, Blue Skies: a Journal of Good Life reached an audience that gave it an ovation. He has four children and advanced educational degrees. He loves to fly, aerobatics in particular, and he travels with his wife Linda to foreign lands