Hawker Beechcraft Premier IA
Thirty years ago, in what turned out to be a career mistake, I abandoned objective journalism and essentially sold out (for a pile of money, a big expense account and a twin-engine company airplane) to edit a group of corporate magazines for a major aircraft manufacturer. Nothing wrong with its products; nothing wrong with corporate magazines—just not the right decision for me.
Two years later, I corrected my mistake by forsaking caviar and filet in favor of hot dogs and beans. In other words, I returned to freelancing. I was once again free to do what I wanted: fly and write about it for this and other magazines.