In 1965 Ed learnt how to fly and got his Pilot's License. He then purchased his first plane - A 1965 Single Piper Comanche. By 1968 Ed added a Twin Engine Piper Aztec to his plane collection. He loved flying his planes and flew them both for years.
On April 7th, 1974 Ed crashed his plane from 10,000 feet at Lake Charles, Lousianna. He was very lucky to survive without so much as a scratch! Ed loved flying - this didn't slow him down a bit!
1985 however became the beginning of the end for Ed's flying days. The planes were now getting computerized with GPS, etc, etc. Ed added this new technology to his plane and it just didn't feel right for him. He soon gave it up, unfortunatley.
Ed has a great line when you ask him why he stopped - He says "There are Old Pilots and Bold Pilots, but not Old Bold Pilots!"