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Miles to Millions

One aviator's amazing true story

by (author) Bill Grenier

Promontory Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2017
Commercial, Business, Entrepreneurship
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2017
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Aug 2017
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When he became a commercial pilot at age nineteen, Bill Grenier never imagined that one day he'd be captain of the largest commercial plane the world had seen, flying the highest profile routes of a proud national carrier. Even less could he have imagined, at age nineteen and with barely a penny to his name, that he'd one day be a wealthy man. But he would ultimately control an empire worth nearly a billion dollars. With liberal doses of wit and humour, Miles to Millions shows what a little luck, lots of perseverance, and an appetite for adventure can do. From boarding house to boardroom, from cradle to cockpit, Grenier offers a fascinating story of success both as a commercial pilot and as a businessman. Filled with anecdotes you'd never expect from a single career - from acting as repo man taking planes for payment to saving hundreds of passengers in a stricken 747 with a collapsed co-pilot - Miles to Millions is a high-flier of a story bound to entertain both aviation experts and enthusiasts alike.

About the author

Bill Grenier is a retired Air Canada pilot with more than fifty years of diverse flying experience. He is also an accomplished real estate developer with extensive projects in Toronto and Vancouver.

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