DONALD J. PORTER/writer

The  Gulfstream business jet grew into a household name through the leadership of 20th century industrialist Allen E. Paulson. His biography, authored by Don Porter and soon to be published by McFarland & Co., unravels his amazing life story as told by those who knew him best. Coming of age on a bankrupt farm during the Great Depression, Paulson progressed from aircraft mechanic to developer of unique military aircraft, and notably, the world's most acclaimed business jet. He acquired the Gulfstream program from nearly bankrupt Grumman Aerospace and grew the struggling enterprise into a Fortune 500 corporation. (Click on photo to view a short video)

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Don Porter writes about the products and services of the aerospace industry, along with the leaders contributing to their success.  

forthcoming: aviation's incredible trailblazer

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