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William T. Coleman cut his teeth in aviation going Mach 2.5 as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. He has extensive flying and business knowledge of aviation and used this acumen during his 25-year tenure as an outside public relations counsel for Phillips 66. Bill was Executive VP for a New York-based PR firm and is a graduate of Marquette University. He has lived and traveled in Southeast Asia, Japan, the United Kingdom, Europe, and South Africa. He is married to his British wife Elaine and has one son, Will, the best software analyst in the world.

Ever since Tom Casey completed his historic trek around the globe, Bill has maintained a personal goal to turn the story into a book. As he explains, “This book was my dream. I wanted everyone to know how it really happened, illustrating what went on behind the scenes. I also wanted the world to finally recognize that Casey’s dream turned out to be a feat unequaled in the annals of aviation, and one worthy of official record-setting recognition.”




John F. Infanger is best known for his 25-plus years as the Editorial Director of AIRPORT BUSINESS magazine, which he directed from its inception to a position as a leading source of business management information for airports throughout North America. He previously served as the Communications Manager for the National Air Transportation Association in Washington, D.C. He has been a professional writer and photographer for more than 40 years.

Regarding his role as Editor for this historic tale of Tom Casey, he says: “When Bill Coleman approached me about being involved, I was intrigued. I’ve known Bill for over 30 years — he is one of the best (if not the best) PR men in aviation, and a damn good story teller. I believe readers of this book will discover a fascinating account of a man of drive, passion, and great piloting skills whose ability to continually trip over his own ego makes every next step unpredictable.”