Steve A. Reeves started flying airplanes
from a dirt strip located adjacent to a cotton field in northeast Arkansas. He took great pride in his ability to chase rabbits
down the plowed rows – and he’s extremely grateful that he’s lived to tell about it! Realizing that, if
he wanted to fly for a living, he’d need an education, he returned to his native Kentucky where he enrolled in Cumberland
College. After earning a degree in business administration, he accepted a commission in the United States Navy.
After one tour of duty in Naval Air, he returned to the civilian world in hopes
of landing a position as a pilot with one of the major airlines. Unfortunately, the economy was in a recession and nobody
was hiring. Steve decided to switch gears and pursue a career in another field that interested him – construction management.
Here he found success and went to work for a major commercial construction company in Houston. One day while standing in the
middle of a job site, Steve looked up to watch a commercial airliner fly over. The pull was strong and instantaneous –
he knew that he had to return to the sky.Twenty-one years later,
Steve A. Reeves has logged over 12,500 hours in civilian, military, and commercial aircraft. He is a retired captain for a
major airline and resides in Texas with his wife, Stacy, and their two daughters, Keegan and Kayleigh. Steve A. Reeves is
the author of Squawk 7500.