Manage episode 340924255 series 2801590
Art Ziccardi learned to fly as a teenager after participating in Civil Air Patrol for four years. He attended an aviation college and accumulated thousands of hours as a SFI while there. He later obtained a Master's Degree and held several jobs in aviation until getting hired by United Airlines in 1969.
During the airline downturn he was 4 pilots from the bottom of the seniority list during the extended United pilot furlough, and when he retired at age 60 he was 4 pilots from the top of the seniority list.
After retiring from United he was a B777 flight instructor at Cathay Pacific and a B777 pilot for Jet Airways in India.
He is now an author, and has published the first of many aviation-themed novels.