Bert Botta has written a memoir for anyone who's ever wanted to know what goes on behind the cockpit door and in the heart and soul of the pilot in command of your life.
Fast Lane to Faith ($12.95) is Botta's story, spanning his teenage years building and racing hot rods in San Francisco to his career as a commercial pilot for TWA, one of the premiere airlines in the world. Over the twenty-six years of his airline career, there would be 4 marriages, a spiritual breakthrough of major proportions, and travel to exotic lands. Bert’s story is one of hope, inspiration and the value of persistence; it’s also a story for men and women who want to learn the transformative power of truth, vulnerability, and openheartedness.
Thoreau said, "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation." Bert Botta felt the pain of his own "quiet desperation" after three divorces, the gradual erosion of his 26-year flying career, and the discovery of something that overshadowed his love of aviation.