Don has written many automotive technical articles as well as articles related to flight both informative and instructional. He has an extensive background in these subjects. His experience began at a young age while still in high school. He exhibited a propensity for repairing automobiles which ultimately led to his proprietorship of several auto service related businesses for over 28 years.
His flight experience was first acquired while in high school where he where much of his spare time was spent at Carbon County airport. He joined the Army and attended flight school after becoming an officer. Two tours in Viet-Nam flying helicopters and 7 years later he was discharged. The next 8 years were spent flying commercially in fixed wing aircraft as well as helicopters. Some spare time was dedicated to commercial pilot instruction.