Alan Sandoval

Satellite Beach, FL

Alan Sandoval

Satellite Beach, FL

Hello...my name is Alan and I've done some cool things. I was a Naval Flight Officer (NFO) in a P-3C Orion. I was a Navigator/Communicator who controls the radio communication and ensures safe aircraft navigation. Later I flew in it as a Tactical Coordinator, TACCO for short. The TACCO directs the crew of 11 to complete the mission and fight the aircratft. It was build to hunt submarines during the cold war. I did that too! We also did counter drug operations off the coast of Venezuela and Columbia as well as the Eastern Pacific. We also did overland surveillance of Bosnia and Kosovo to ensure complance with the Dayton Peace accords. We were stationed with Patrol Squadron 26 in Brunswick, ME. That plane has taken me all over the world, above the artic circle, Iceland, Norway, where we saw the aurora borealis, it's cool from the ground, but in the air...you fly in ribbons of light. We flew to Sigonella, Sicily, where Mt Etna gaves us a great fireworks show from the volcano. We also flew to Kinloss, Scottland, where Nesse the lockness monster is purported to be living. (Didn't see it though). We went to Rota Spain, Lima Peru, Ecuqdor, Puerto Rico and many other great places.

I rotated out of my "sea duty," to become a Naval Flight Instructor in Pensacola, FL for 3 years teaching military pilots and navigators Flight Rules and Regulations and Navigation. I separated from the Navy and moved to Melbourne, FL.

I currently live in Satellite Beach, FL with my beautiful wife Dawn, and awesome three children, Briana, Brendan and Ben and my Beagle Stella.

I enjoy reading books and would like to give it a go at authoring one. I plan to write a YA book about a girl who can manipulate time. I hope people like it. Thank you for stopping by and checking out my page and feel free to follow me on twitter.

  • Work
    • System Support Engineer
  • Education
    • Master of Science - Engineering Management - Univ of Central Florida
    • Master of Science - Aeronautical Science -Embry Ridle Aeronautical Uni