It was perhaps the last great adventure for two aviators in their mid-seventies; fly coast-to-coast in a 70-year-old airplane. Battling cancer that could end their journey at any moment and dodging violent storms they made their way across the breadth of the United States. Along the way they met extraordinary people who helped them on their way. This is a story of flying, family, faith and friends.
For over forty years Jim Reynolds has worked as a print and broadcast journalist. He is a licensed commercial pilot with multi-engine, instrument and seaplane ratings. Jim is a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association. Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the Old Farts Flying Club. He and his wife Karen, also a pilot, reside in rural Okeechobee, Florida. There is an airplane hangar in their backyard that leads to a grass runway. They make use of it every chance they get. Jim and Karen have three grown children and a 1946 Taylorcraft.