I am a Colonel, that is a fact. But not one such as you may suspect, no not that kind. I am a Kentucky Colonel, appointed by the Governor of that state all legal and in tact. A Colonel still and one to be proud of the station, do not snicker or laugh, just respect the tradition and call me Colonel…
“When I was soaring high in the heavens and looking down upon the earth at the throngs of people, I wished you had been there to look up and see me smiling down at you. I can be no happier than when I am flying an aircraft, though I love you, my daughter and my lovely wife, The three of you make up my whole life………….. Aviation, Daughter and my wife”…
Hello I’m JR Hafer and I am the founder and publisher of this website. The direction and sole intent of starting this website in its present form as a combination website for an informational and interactive blog is to promote 20th century aviation, to preserve it for all time. The history of 20th century aviation and the education of aviation. It is absolutely crucial to aviators of the future to understand the golden age of the evolution of early flight. Future Aerospace Venturists must understand from whence their embryonic ideas came and understand the ideals of the men these inventions sprang. Otherwise their dreams will be for naught and fade away becoming void and hollow, their fantasies and the light of them will dim and the fire within their bellies will extinguish and no longer will they understand the reason “Why” they even care to fly…
J.R. Hafer, is a published author, an internationally known aviation writer a well respected book reviewer and the founder, publisher and CEO of 20th Century Aviation Magazine.com a worldwide internet aviation magazine that garners readers from over 150 countries around the globe. In addition, he is the president of the Arthur M. Godfrey aviation foundation, Inc. which provides scholarships to aviation minded youth. Each year “JR” can be found as a Sun ‘n Fun “Roving Reporter” for the SnF radio during the Annual International aviation expo fly-in and Airshow in Lakeland, Florida.
From time to time Hafer writes for http://Grubstreet.ca which is another internet magazine that is geared more toward the entertainment business. He wrote a well read article regarding an interview he did with his childhood friend George Grove who is with the famous “Kingston Trio”.
“JR” Hafer is originally from Hickory, North Carolina , He attended Military School in Virginia and then served in the US Navy (Air Intelligence), later attending college in Lynchburg, VA.
When it come to beliefs and methodologies, Hafer is a life long student of Napoleon Hill and continued Self education. He believes the secret to success is no secret; When one understands the subconscious translates all thoughts into real time conclusions, no matter if they are real or imagined, it is clear the subconscious will, in a positive way, influence the outcome of one’s life. Therefore, If one has a business plan for his life and follows it, sets his goals, focuses on those goals, he will achieve what ever he is willing to pay the price to achieve them.
He has a deep passion for aviation that was fostered by the early television series “Sky King” and the day he met Eddie Rickenbacker and Arthur Godfrey at a chance meeting at his local airport . first Soloed a Cessna 150 from a mountain grass strip in 1963. JR went on to own and fly various aircraft to Multi-engine, he was limited later due to a genetic inner ear problem.
JR Hafer believes that; “within every aviator there is a definite time in which a seed was planted in the belly (mind, psyche) of an individual, where the person cannot NOT learn to fly”.
(JRHafer, Aviation Writer, August 2009)
The Secret of Success is no secret
Since The Subconscious Translates all thoughts into logical conclusions no matter if they are positive or negative, it is clearly understandable if one utilizes the subconscious in a positive disciplined way, there is no doubt he can influence the outcome of his life. JR Hafer, paraphrased from Napoleon Hill, his life-long study of successful people was his cannon for teachings all based on the one below:
Since the subconscious translates into their logical conclusion all thoughts which reach it – whether they are good or bad for the individual – it is clearly suggested that the way to put the subconscious mind to work for one in a helpful way is by giving it definite orders as to what is desired.
When it comes to giving orders to the subconscious mind, there are some instructions which must be carried out to the letter:
(a) Write out a clear statement of that which you wish your subconscious mind to act upon, and set a definite time within which you wish action. Memorize this statement and repeat it to yourself, orally, hundreds of times daily, especially just before going to sleep. (b) When you repeat your statement BELIEVE that it will be acted upon by your subconscious mind, and see yourself already in possession of that which your statement calls for. Close your statement by expressing gratitude for having received what you asked for. (c) Before repeating your statement to your subconscious, work yourself into a high, intense state of emotional enthusiasm and joy because of your inner feeling that your request will be fulfilled. The subconscious acts almost instantaneously on thoughts which are expressed in any state of high emotion, either negative or positive. This last statement is highly significant. Please read it again and think about it. (Napoleon Hill)
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