Joseph Tiritilli, aka Joey Jet, exemplifies the success possible in America today by using ambition, a willingness to take risks, and a strong work ethic to make the most of available opportunities.
Joey Jet came up the hard way in Totowa, New Jersey, 15 miles from Manhattan, the heart of New York City. His grandfather was a blacksmith in a Pennsylvania coal mine, his father an honest, hardworking truck driver, and his mother a professional switchboard operator. Joey left school at 16. He became a three-time small business owner/operator, soloed at Lincoln Park, New Jersey, N07, and became a private pilot by age 25.
Moving to Deerfield Beach, Florida, Joey Jet continued learning to fly at Pompano Beach Airpark's Pompano Air Center, earning his commercial airplane license and becoming a certified flight instructor under the tutelage of R. Dan Baker. Joey learned to fly Learjets when he was hired by Harvey N. Hop at Fort Lauderdale's Hop-A-Jet, Inc.
Joey Jet has been a Learjet captain, flying the rich and famous throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean for more than 25 years. Fasten your seatbelt and enjoy this compilation of stories from some of Joey Jet's most memorable flights. Stories include James Patterson, Roger King, a Puff Daddy imposter, James Lovell, Billy Joel, Enrique, Paris Hilton, Suze Orman, John Schnatter of Papa John's Pizza, Jackie Mason, Denzel Washington, Paulina Porizkova, Diana Ross, Shakira, Henryk de Kwiatkowski, Lee Greenwood, Elie Wiesel, Preston Henn, Patrick Park, Robert Redford, Don Whittington, Dear Abby, General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Shane Sellers, Gary Player, Ted Williams, Dick Vitale, Joe Namath, Emerson Fittipaldi, Don King, James Stewart Jr., Mike Ditka, Pat Riley, Joe Amato, Jeb Bush, Govenor Jim Geringer, Governor Bill Richardson, and Senator John Edwards plus some other stories.
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