Charles (Chuck) Dixon wrote “Chasing a Whirlwind” to share his adventures during the 75 years of his life and career in aviation. His life is a story of ambition and determination to reach goals that were often challenging and adventurous. God, family, country, and aviation were the driving factors in his life.
He almost lost his life due to rogue whirlwinds or vortices created by powerful military aircraft early in his career. Vortices are necessary for an airplane to fly, and as an aerodynamicist, Chuck was determined to learn how to maximize their effectiveness.
During his years working at two major aircraft companies Chuck thought out of the box and created patents that enhanced his work for the rest of his career. His sense of adventure gave him many opportunities to explore the great outdoors and kept him fit during his long life.
After an early retirement, and the death of his wife Mary, Chuck won two proposals. First to the Air Force to pursue the creation of a specialty software that could predict stability and control effects of most types of aircraft. The second proposal was marriage to Frieda who would be his lifelong partner in his new business and the co-author of this life story.
Sharing his faith in God with co-workers and others became a cornerstone of Chuck’s life. His belief in the power of God to bring abundant life to everyone he met, inspired him to invite others to find God’s peace in this world.