by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller
We would like to take this opportunity to dedicate this book to two special people that have been very instrumental in not only the inception of this book, but all the other 13MIKE books.
First of all, we would like to dedicate this book to Doug's lovely and very understanding wife, Nancy. She has been an inspiration to us. She takes a personal interest in the brainstorming, designs, and red lining sessions. She coined the term “Airienteering” and was instrumental in the development of the “choose your own adventure” concept. Thanks to Doug's children for their support in the 13MIKE series development.
We would also like to dedicate this book to Fred's wife, Kathleen. She has laughed over almost all his jokes, but most importantly has understood his need for quiet time, as he pored over chart after chart! She is an inspiration to both of us.