Note from St. John:

I had the wonderful opportunity to meet and speak with Waldo via the phone during my research into writing a review for his book, “Never Fly Solo.  ” Lt. Col. Rob “Waldo” Waldman, pilot of the sound-breaking dogfighter the F-16, makes a surprising confession: “You see, I was a claustrophobic fighter pilot with a fear of heights…”  In “Never Fly Solo,” the successful pilot talks about the challenges and opportunities that faced him in his chosen career.   But “Never Fly Solo” is not about being a pilot.  Waldman wrote a book full of tips for being successful in business.  The way he figures it, the lifesaving career-making tools he picked up as a claustrophobic fighter pilot could be applied to just about anything and to anyone.   And “Never Fly Solo” proves that he is right.  (See my review for “Never Fly Solo” under “Book Review” on this website.)   If you will be in Georgia during the time of this event, please consider attending and supporting our military and their families.  

Earlier this year my twin brother Dave and I started The Wingman Foundation (a 501c3 nonprofit) to raise funds and awareness for organizations serving our military personnel and their families.  Now I am excited to announce our inaugural Ultimate Wingman Georgia Heroes Banquet, presented by Verizon Wireless, on November 15, 2012 at 6:30 pm.  You will find the details for this exciting event in the invitation below and at our website –

We can’t make this event a succees flying solo, and thus need your help.  If you live in or near Atlanta, I’d be personally honored if you would join us.  Please also help spread the word about this incredible evening by sharing this invitation with your family, friends, colleagues, fellow veterans and supporters of the military. Companies and groups can also purchase tables (10 seats) and receive special recognition at the event.

The highlight of the program we will be the honoring of three Georgia-based service members who’ve served our country above and beyond the call of duty.  Additionally, the proceeds from this year’s event will benefit an amazing organization called Hire Heroes USA which assists veterans with employment as they transition out of the military.

We really appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you on November 15th.  Again, please share this with all your wingmen and help us make this inaugural event a success.

Your Wingman,


Honoring Georgia’s Distinguished Military Heroes

You’re invited to join The Wingman Foundation and Verizon Wireless as we celebrate the extraordinary achievements of three of Georgia’s service members who have served our country above and beyond the call of duty.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre – Atlanta, GA
Tickets – $100 per person – cocktails followed by dinner
Business attire

To purchase tickets please contact Waldo at

Lt. Col. Rob “Waldo” Waldman
Your Wingman
CSP (Certified Speaking Professional)
Author of the National Bestseller Never Fly Solo