David Freeman, shares his passion for life in his writing. David was born in Oxford, Mississippi. He attended Oxford High School and obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Mississippi. His new book, Oxpatch and the Hill – Dixieland Memories, is about growing up in Oxford, Mississippi during the 1950s and 1960s.
While living in Oxford, David became interested in training and showing Tennessee Walking Horses. A six-year career as a show horse trainer was interrupted by a draft notice in early 1970.
After serving five years on active duty as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot, including a year in Vietnam as a medevac pilot, David returned to civilian life as a Commercial pilot. His flying career lead him into the computer industry.
David's military and civilian flying career has spanned over thirty-eight years, though not continuously. He is a Commercial and Instrument rated pilot qualified to fly helicopters as well as single and multi-engine airplanes. He has been a military instructor pilot, a maintenance test pilot, a charter pilot, a corporate pilot, and an FAA certified flight instructor with approximately 6,000 hours in the cockpit. Many of David's flying stories can be found in Highways in the Sky - Adventures of a Working Pilot, published in 2004.
For approximately seventeen years, David worked in a variety of positions in the pharmacy computer industry. Starting as a flying field engineer, David moved up through the ranks into senior management. His experience includes field service; hardware and software production and quality control; software planning and development; training and curriculum development; customer service; customer relations; operations management; fleet management; facilities management; and litigation management.
Since 1987, David has run his own publishing business, Nissi Publishing. This company started as a desktop publishing entity and progressed into book publishing, then Internet publishing. Through Nissi, David, with the assistance of his wife and sons, has developed and published offering and private placement memorandums, newsletters, training curriculum, users manuals, training and promotional videos, books, and countless websites and database applications. Currently, he is an instructional designer and database developer supporting the marketing and training efforts of a health insurance company based in Fort Worth, Texas.
David plays guitar and electric bass and has performed with musical groups since high school. He plays electric bass guitar in a church worship band.
Currently residing near Fort Worth, Texas, David and his wife Joyce have been married 34 years. They have three sons and seven grandchildren. David's two passions remain flying and writing.