About Paul – Biography
Paul considers Decatur, Alabama, where he attained the rank of Eagle Scout and graduated from high school, to be his hometown.
He went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University in 1976. As a defensive back for the Tigers, Paul played football as one of Shug Jordan’s 1972 “Amazin’s” that defeated Bear Bryant’s Alabama Crimson Tide (17-16) in what has become known in the Southeastern Conference football annals as the “Punt Bama Punt” game.
He is a member of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.
Commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps in 1977, he was designated a Naval Aviator in 1980 and received numerous personal and unit awards.
In 1986 he began Entrekin Aviation as a full time airshow pilot who performed flight demonstrations across North America entertaining millions of spectators and also participated in motion picture, television and government contracts in his MiG-15.
He is a member of the prestigious Society of Experimental Test Pilots.
In 1989 Paul accepted a position with Delta Air Lines.
He has flown more than 18,000 hours in over 40 types of rotary and fixed wing aircraft ranging from the UH-1N Huey and BD-5J microjet to the Boeing 777 and holds multiple U.S. and world airspeed records.
Paul is a Scottish Rite Mason, past president of the Pensacola North Rotary Club, Deacon with First Baptist Church of Pensacola, Florida, a leader in the Gulf Coast Council of the Boy Scouts of America and serves on several boards of directors for other civic service organizations.
He is the author of two books, Mighty Hands and Mr. MiG, has written numerous articles and technical papers and is highly regarded and sought as a speaker.
An avid outdoorsman, Paul has hunted deer, moose, elk, caribou, black bear, brown bear and a World Slam of North American wild turkey.
His wife is the former Lisa Goeller and he has four children and four grandchildren.