Bill Moyle started flying at the age of fourteen, He was an “Airport Kid” in Danbury CT. He and a buddy would ride their bikes to the airport to wash airplanes and sweep hangars for rides. His first log book entry was in the summer of 1962 in a 65hp Aeronca Champ. All of Bills flying has been civilian in nature using the GI Bill to acquire his Commercial, Instrument, CFI, Multi-Engine and a Citation Type Rating. Teaching the Citation GS in 1980 and 81. In 1986 Bill was hired by McDonald Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach Ca. and spent 4 years in MD-80 Flight Crew Training as a Ground Instructor specializing in Flight Instruments and Avionics. He was not only responsible for instruction but program development and served as the Avionics Team Leader. In 1990 he was hired be MGM Grand Air as a Boeing 727 flight Engineer. While there he developed the training program for TCAS. Bill spent 5 years with MGM on his beloved 727 and DC-8 until it became Champion Air. As a kid, one of his desires was to some day fly those two aircraft. He can scratch that off the “Bucket List”. While with those two airlines Bill was fortunate to have flown not only Domestic but International as well, spending time in Central and South America, South Africa, Europe, Australia, Asia and the South Pacific. Some of his favorite flying was his trips to the Caribbean. His wish some day is to write a book on his travels titled “I sailed the Seven Seas in a DC-8”, or ‘Midnight over the Indian Ocean’. In 2006 Bill joined FlightSafety International in Long Beach Ca. as a Citation Instructor, completing the cycle that had begun in 1979. He spent 2 years as the Citation Program Manager until his retirement in Aug of 2009. Bill is a retired Airline Pilot with over 13,000 hours in 28 different aircraft ranging from an Aeronca Champ to a Douglas DC-8-62, spent 10 years as a Captain on a Boeing 727 with Champion Air. He was also an FO and FE on the 727 and DC-8. While with the airlines he also served as a Ground Instructor and Check Airman on the 727. Retired now, Bill spends his days doing some light airplane flying and writing short stories. He is known for ending his correspondence and stories with a send off of “Blue Skys and Tailwinds”. He has relocated to North East TX, specifically the DFW area. Having spent 17 years, as he puts it, flying nothing under 197,000 lbs and seeing the world from FL350 doing Mach .80 he now wants to see it from 3000 ft doing 80kts. Bill is glad to descend, slowdown and get back to his roots. Bill was a member of EAA Ch 92 in SOCAL where he served as Vice president and Flight Advisor in 2009. He is now a member of EAA CH 34 in Arlington TX. He has served with the FAA as an Aviation Safety Counselor since 1986 and is a member of the FAAs FAAST team. He can now be found most Saturdays at the Midway Airport, KJWY, in TX, sipping coffee, sitting in a rocker, hangar flying and taking notes on his past and looking for stories for the future. 

Good Evening, on 3/30/2010 I returned to where it all started. I took to the air for the sole purpose of Flying. Not to get any where or because of someone’s schedule but for the pure joy of the act. I took off from Dallas Executive Airport, RBD, headed south climbing to 2500’There I took in the spectacle that is the VAST TX countryside. I saw wooded areas starting to turn to green of various shades. Young and Old trees. The old ones responsible for the young ones being. The fields that spread before me, as far as the eye could see, were a palette of color. In various stages from the most parched to the vibrant green of young growth to the dark browns of newly plowed soil. As I cruised along at an astounding 100 knots following this strange thing called a “Propeller” I tried some old skills not used in the past 21 years. Steep turns and a few stalls. What is this strange thing called “P” factor? After a short practice I headed for an “Uncontrolled” field, I thought those vanished years ago, to practice the lost art of “Touch and Goes”. After a half dozen or so I pointed the nose of the Grumman Cheetah on no particular heading for I just decided to “Follow the Road”, I believe was RT 67, till I saw I 20 and low and behold I actually found the field I had departed from 1.4 hours ago. I called the Tower, my 4th radio transmission of the day, and entered downwind for RWY 17, turned left base to a “Short Final” and landed. The winds for the day were around 190-210@15G24. A sporting day to say the least. As I taxied to the tie down I had a smile that would not leave for quite a while. For I had returned to “Flight” as it was meant to be enjoyed. Flying for the sake of just that. For the sheer pleasure of being one with the wind and the sky. To enjoy the earth from a vantage point where life can be treasured. I have often said in the past that “ I have spent 17 years at 35000’ doing Mach .80 and now I wanted to see it all from 3500’ doing 80 knots. I began that journey on 3/30/2010. The “Head is Clear, the Mind is Free and the Muscle Memory is Intact”. My “Friends in Flight” take the time to enjoy Flying for what it was meant to be. Don’t be like me and wait 21 years to rediscover. I am getting set to achieve my CFII and revalidate my CFIA. I will endeavor to pass along the true meaning and joy of flight. Thank you for letting me share this with you. Bill Bill Moyle ATP B727, CE500, AGI, COMM,MEL/SEL FAA Safety Counselor, FAAST 

My life, My Love and My Lady is a true story about a boy growing up in rural Connecticut with a dream to fly. His desire is fueled by his trips to the local airport with his father, his never ending thirst for knowledge in books from the local library and his love of model airplane kits. Thru the ups and downs of adolescent life the dream never fades as he tries to achieve that one goal. A short stint in the Air Force in 1969 brings him closer to involvement with aircraft but his dream to be a pilot is still out of reach. His dream is almost realized when he makes an attempt to attain his goal after separation from the Air Force but other commitments prevent it. The following fifteen years are filled with family, duties and responsibilities as he tries to attain flight. He acquires his pilots’ licenses and makes an attempt to fulfill his dream only to have it snatched away by circumstances out of his control. Finally he finds himself, at the tender age of forty two, as the junior Flight Engineer in a start-up airline. He spends the next seventeen years fulfilling his long sought after dream. Ten of those years he spends as a Captain of his all time favorite Aircraft, the Boeing 727. He finds himself flying all around the globe. Something he never dreamed of. Retired now he has descended and spends his time at the local airport, hangar flying and doing what he started out doing, Flying for the love of just that, Flight. There were many times when all was thought lost, that the goal, the dream of flight would never be realized. But he never lost sight of his one true love. That which always brought him the most happiness, the most peace, His Life, His Love and His Lady.