"Wayne Mutza"



"Author of Squadron/Signals' pressguide on the CH-47 Chinook, Wayne has consistently been ready and willing to offer his support/assistance in the completion of my art projects, thank you!"... Frank White


Always looking toward the sky, Wayne Mutza believes in the funamental ingredients of life, formost of which is his family.    He has long harbored a keen interest in aviation, which he indulged at an early age as a Civil Air Patrol cadet.    From 1969 to 1972, he served as a U.S. Army airborne infantryman and helicopter crewchief.    His work with the Bell Huey and scout helicopters culminated with duty in Vietnam, where he drew from his experiences for a stint as advisor to the Vietnamese Air Force.    In 1976, he became a member of the Milwaukee Fire Department, where he perfected many professional skills, serving nearly two decades before the hazards of the profession shortened his career as an officer and instructor.

    Redirecting his focus, his innumerable experiences and passion for writing became the basis for a number of books and articles.    Wayne and his wife, Debra, have six children and one grandchild, and live near Milwaukee, Wisconsin.