With a fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants attitude and the determination to be more than just the status quo, Charlie forges a life and career that is beyond description. He never expected to work for NASA or Disney when he dropped out of junior high to sell bubble gum, but Charlie's days of skipping school teach him valuable lessons about construction and self-preservation. Eventually finding himself back in the classroom, a teacher's encouragement moves Charlie to change his life forever.
Going on to attend Georgia Tech and to become the engineer he was created to be, Charlie has the opportunity to participate in projects beyond his own imaginationâEUR"the Space Program's solid rocket manufacturing facility, the Saturn-Apollo Moon Landing for NASA, design and development for Walt Disney World, Panama Canal defenses, and much more. But Charlie's life isn't limited to engineering and work. Adventures in selling scrap rubber as a child and taking 'Dad's worst shortcut' across a pitch-black cattle trail through the desert merely scratch the surface of Charlie's life.
Experience a look behind the scenes and follow Charlie's trail of adventures that indeed prove the saying, 'Engineers don't idle well.'