James Strait a retired professional pilot who started as a youthful Special Forces soldier. Along that way I flew over 100 different makes, models, categories of airplanes along with accumulating over 3000 skydives. I also owned two small companies that provided one off proto-types and testing for parachute systems, both civilian and military. After retirement in 2006 I became a talk radio host in the Philadelphia market. I was active from 2006-2012 as the host of "Strait Talks". I recently disabled my radio hosting website. As a result of interviewing the principles of "Weird NJ" I was hired to write "Weird Missouri". I followed the first book with three novels, and am working on a fourth novel now. As an on air guest I can speak at length and in depth about the military, aviation, skydiving, writing, radio broadcasting, publishing, and...politics.