There I Wuz! Vols 1, 2 & 3

Adventures From 3 Decades in the Sky

Volumes 1-3 now available!

“The altimeter spins backwards in a blur, like a mad scientist’s time travel clock.”

True tales from 30,000 feet!

When we come across an aviator with a gift for storytelling, those adventures jump  off the page. Eric Auxier is such an author, and There I Wuz! is the book.Karlene Petitt, Airline Pilot-Author-CNN Correspondent

Me Avatar Thumbs Up Look Back Ayy! LoAsk any pilot how they started flying, and you will hear a love story.

One much like mine.

From age five, I dreamed of a life in the cockpit. But what dream worth pursuing is not rife with pitfalls, dangers and challenges? Otherwise, the world would be filled with cowboys, ballerinas and astronauts.

While the aviation career isn’t for everybody, it always makes for a good tale. Life is an adventure, and life in the sky, exponentially so. Looking back, I feel especially blessed to have lived in a historical sweet spot—somewhere between too dangerous and too boring—where survival by one’s seat-of-the-pants and stick-and-rudder skills were more important than programming a flight computer, where flying the plane trumped managing the plane.

From the first moment my feet left terra firma in a hang glider as a daring (make that foolish) teen, to my head-first dive into the wilds of the Alaska bush, from my extreme adventures in the Caribbean fighting off hurricanes to finally landing in the left seat of a major airline, I feel blessed to have lived more adventures than most. It’s both kept me young, and aged me beyond belief.

Many of the stories in this compilation can be found in one form or another on my blog at, or other publications such as Airways Magazine, Plane & Pilot, AOPA Pilot and the like, but have never been presented in one body of work.

In addition, you will find articles never before published, stories behind the stories, and even several guest posts by fellow pilot-authors.

Whether you’re a seasoned warrior of the sky, fledgeling pilot about to embark on your own adventures, or a “chairborne” avgeek, I invite you to sit back, relax (well, as best you can, some of these stories are pretty hairy) and enjoy the ride!

I freaking LOVE this series!Flight Chops

With his signature brand of riveting prose, Captain Auxier brings aviation to life in vivid, spellbinding color.Tawni Waters, author, Beauty of the Broken

Like watching a slide show of the life of a pilot!PaxView Jeff

Great stories from the pointy end of the plane!Stall Recovery

Takes our minds on a wild ride of fun, laughter, and hair-raising flying tales!JD Marcellin, author, The Pilot Factor



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