Albert Adams, “Soaring Paws” phony wounded pilot

| May 6, 2016

Albert Adams

They’re pretty upset with this guy down in Florida. The Tampa Bay Times has written a number of articles about him in the last several months. He operated a charity that flies rescued dogs to areas where they’ll be adopted called “Soaring Paws”. He also claims to link up veterans with their service dogs.

Adams Soaring Paws

That doesn’t seem to be true according to state investigators;

The state asked Adams to explain some of the claims made on the Soaring Paws website.

It alludes to a network of nearly 300 pilots.

But where are they? They don’t show up in photos online.

Velez asked for names. Adams didn’t provide them. He said Soaring Paws doesn’t cover their flight expenses. They pay their own way. That makes them sound a lot like members of the national network Pilots N Paws, an entirely different program.

His website tells of a 13-member board of directors.

Velez wanted those names too.

Adams named himself, his wife and another Albert Adams, relationship unknown.

His board and corporate officers are an ever-evolving crew.

He amended state Division of Corporations records three times in March. He used post office box numbers that don’t exist when temporarily installing “James P. Morgan” of Orlando as his treasurer and “Peter Mitchell” of New York as his flight director, according to postal authorities.

At least 19 times on Facebook, he has claimed to have corporate sponsors. But he told Velez he has “no corporate sponsors, just private donors.”

On top of that, he has also made some claims about military service that are pretty wild. He claims that he was an Air Force Academy grad and that he flew in the Air Force until 2004 when he was wounded by bullet fragments in Kandahar. Then he decided to retire as a full-bird colonel;

Adams Claims (2)

Not according to his DD214. That document says that he spent a year and 11 months as an airborne warning systems operator from the time he was 18 years old and left the service as an E-3.

Albert Adams DD214

I also have several court documents that indicate that he spent the 90s in court on charges of fraud, credit card fraud, illegal possession of a concealed weapon and impersonating a law enforcement officer while on parole.

For example, in 1991, when he claims that he was a cadet at the Air Force Academy, he was also in Florida graduating from his involvement with the court system;

Adams 1991

When he claims that he was in Kandahar dancing for the Taliban when they were shooting “bullet fragments” at his feet, he was also dancing for the local law enforcement community;

Adams 2004

I really hate these guys that use dogs to tug at the public’s heart strings.

So what was Al doing in the ’90s?

Adams 1998

Adams 1999 - 2

Adams 1999

Adams 2005

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. ex-OS2 says:

    “Flying to Scotland in a Cessna 172 is a goody!”

    For the love of God, please tell me he didn’t make that claim.

  2. OldManchu says:

    Those bullet fragments are the worst thing to be hit with…..

  3. AverageNCO says:

    I wonder if he’ll come on here posing as his mother?

  4. Just An Old Dog says:

    He should team up with that other Fla dog Phony Jarret Otto Gimbl. One could do the Go Fund Me dor the dog and the other could fly the imagined dog on an imagined flight.

  5. Ex-PH2 says:

    How many people has he sock puppeted so far?

  6. RetiredUSAF says:

    I did two assignments at Tinker in AWACS both before and after this clown. There are some things about the DD214 I question. In order for him to be assigned to an Operational squadron ie the 964th AWACS as they were called in those days he should have completed the training in the training squadron (966). I don’t see that in the 214. The Airborne Early Warning Association would probably love to hear about this miscreant. I’ll bet there are some old heads there who remember someone who’s career was suddenly cut so short and they can provide details why he was tossed. There seems to be a large redacted area on the 214 where the discharge narrative is.

    • Realpilot says:

      And, this is a comment made on “Military Phonies” by someone who served with him……Former AF
      05/06/2016 at 15:51
      I knew Airman Adams, he was put out of the AF for theft, all this other bullshit he is saying is just lies! I wonder if Mitchell knows you are using his name on here!……

  7. Realpilot says:

    I got this from a reliable anonymous source…

    One day a guy walks into Atlas Aviation in Tampa where Albert Adams rented airplanes. He walked up to the counter and said “is this where Albert Adams rents airplanes?” The employee answered “yes”. He said “Albert saved my life in combat” then on and on and on about how wonderful and heroic Albert Adams is… Now I wonder who put him up to this…… Well there’s only one logical conclusion…. Wow!

    • Hack Stone says:

      Albert Adams did save his life. He brought the condoms when they went Brokeback Mountain on each other.

  8. HMCS(FMF) ret. says:

    I wonder if Albert Adams does “special work” for Jared Stern or The Stunning Agency?

  9. sj says:

    BTW, what’s his Call Sign? All AF pilots have to have one, just because. Hell, even Colonel, Sgt, PFC Chevy had one: “Hollywood”. If faker Chevy has one, this faker must have one also.

  10. Jarhead says:

    If so, it was still fun while it lasted. Gut instinct tells me this is just a warm up for things to come. Best thing about it is how the entire crew stuck together and played off each other. Not to mention how every swingin’ dick became unhinged when some fool started on Jonn. Good crowd to be a part of. S/F

    • sj says:

      Given the long line of lawyers waiting to sue John/Jonn, I was wondering if lawyers for fake Colonels get to break the line?

      A fake Col ought to be good for new rides and hot dog suits for the TAH Command Group since the ones Bernasty bought are now a year old.

  11. Joani Ellis says:

    New Fun Raiser for AAdams. Get in our our first edition of Hyperbole Man Panties complete with Soaring Lies Logo. Only $19.99 +S&H. We have been chosen by a entity that only exist in the Land of Oz. That’s right The BRIGADOON Rescue Foundation (see the movie or read the synopsis on Google) will octuple any donations made by midnight on Christmas day. That’s right I said OCTUPLE. (going to have to look that one up too AA?)
    BUT WAIT…if you call right now, we will double this offer, plus send inter-city children selling high priced chocolate to ring your doorbell while you try to Nap this Sunday. But rest assured, since Soaring Lies is as transparent as granny panties, you know your money will all go straight back into our own charity account so we can do more. We are just here to help. (lighten your wallet)
    Void where prohibited. No representation or warranty, express or implied, with respect to the completeness, accuracy, fitness for a particular purpose, or utility of these materials or any information or opinion contained herein. Actual mileage may vary. Prices slightly higher west of the Mississippi. Soaring Lies and family only has one personal bank account for all our needs, no business account needed as commingling is our way of life.

    Soaring Lies Man Panties

  12. nbcguy54ACTUAL says:

    Hey, Hey, Hey. Where’s Fake Albert??

    He hasn’t been back to cry for a couple of days…

    • Joan Ellis says:

      Seems he’s busy with the New Improved Web site. There were quite a few Soaring Lies on the old one.
      And the real interesting news is that his Donate button (which re-directed your to a email address of his wifey’s fake ArtWERx by Sharma and that company is not a 501c3, not even a company at all, but he stated it was and fully tax deductible even thought there is no EIN number for ArtWERx)
      The DONATE button is also off his FB page. Word on Rescue Avenue is the State pulled his permit to solicit funds per FL Statute 496. With that heavy VA Home loan he took out, then re-fi’d 9 months later, the “weathly family” many have to cough up some mortgage payments.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      There was a small collection of comments from him earlier, but they have since disappeared.

  13. David Riffe says:

    Man this guy is a real loser.

  14. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Tom Kratman is a brainless booger-eating sockpuppet living in his Momma’s basement.

    • Jarhead says:

      You da man API !!!! Here’s the video made about Shitman.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Naw. He prides himself on being an asshole, API. He says I’m self-centered because I don’t knuckle under to his abuse – nor should anyone else – but he stays up until 3AM to post more insults and surfs the internet to see if anyone is talking about him. So what does that make him? Certainly not God OR Moses.

      On the other hand, he wants my REAL name, because if I don’t hand it over, I’m a coward. But it’s probably so that he can start stalking me, like the asshole he enjoys being. I can print out his picture and his abusive remarks and just take them over to the police department to add to the file with the other stalker. After all, I know where he lives.

      And he really does enjoy being an asshole, but that’s the way he’ll be remembered.

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        OOH, calling someone a coward for not giving out their real name? That’s RIGHT out of the Dutch Rudder Gang playbook! ??

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Here’s what one of his reviewers says about Tom Kratman:

      “Kratman ist nur ein untalentierter Teilzeit-Schmierfink.” (“Kratman is only an untalented small time lubrication finch.”) –Martin Hoyer

      Of course, Kratman can’t translate German so he doesn’t know that it’s actually ‘small-time muckraker’.

      • ex-OS2 says:

        Ex-PH2, ignore Tommy boy’s bullshit. I am positive that he is suffering from the “I should have been born with a vagina syndrome”. It is painfully obvious that he is envious of your tenacity.

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        Ex-OS2, he seems to in need of attention. Why else would he post a comment to a single remark that only included his name and nothing else? And he keeps coming back for more, like at 3AM.

        It looks like he wants lots of attention, doesn’t it? Maybe we should help him get it right here, where everyone can see what he’s really like.

        • ex-OS2 says:

          I would then tend to believe that he also suffers from the “Attention Whore Syndrome”. Perhaps Jonn would be willing to create an open thread just for Tommy boy to get the attention he feels so entitled to. Thank you for your service Ex-PH2.

        • Ex-PH2 says:

          Might be a good idea, ex-OS2, but it’s up to our admin to decide that.

          And you, too – thank you.

  15. 3E9 says:

    Albert? Albert? Why haven’t you answered my questions? Is it because you can’t find those answers on the internet since they would have to come from actual experience?

    Rustle rustle bitch

    • ex-OS2 says:

      I hear crickets, so he is going exactly by the playbook.

    • Joan Ellis says:

      3E9, you don’t think he is not answering because Sargent Major Google can’t pull the answers out of that large flutter-by net and give AA historical knowledge that he would have- if he really was and did what he claims…do you?
      He threatened me a month or so ago with that he had found arrest records and stated he was going to “Expose” me (yawn)…kinda odd since I never got caught soaping windows, or ringing door bells and running. I am still waiting for him to “EXPOSE” me.

      Pssssssst Albert, your kool-aid drinkers are jumping ship.

  16. Cyber O-3E says:

    Long time reader, first time poster. Wow, this one was a trip! Anyway, just thought I’d chime in on the IP address situation…

    All CONUS AF bases have their network traffic routed through web proxies at one of several gateways. Any traffic coming off an AF base regardless of location is going to have a source IP from either Colorado Springs, CO, Montgomery, AL, Langley AFB, VA, or a handful of others.

    In no way am I trying to cover for this guy or his clones, just want to prevent any rash action that might ban 200,000+ users from accessing or posting on this site (which I love BTW).

    Keep up the good work!

  17. Eden says:

    Interesting that this article about the suspension of Adams’ GoFundMe campaign appeared in the online publication of none other than a well-publicized aviation phony, Jim Campbell:

  18. Joan Ellis says:

    Everyone sing along….

  19. OWB says:

    Had to finally give up attempting to read this mess.

    Short version, from the few parts I could actually understand are:

    This clown has zero understanding of USAF officer education (not that anyone expected that he would); next to no knowledge of military aircraft, standards, tradition, rank structure, or much of anything else; and fails miserably when he attempts to intimidate those of us who actually have knowledge of any of those things.

    He’s a LSoS. Even that wasn’t enough for him – he had to make himself into an utter fool by coming here to post his lies. That was just silly.

  20. Joan Ellis says:

    TAH, have Albert Adam’s “Lawyers” (he spelled it right this time) been in touch with you as he claims over on Military Phonies?

      • Joan Ellis says:

        But…But…BUTT Albert never tells Soaring Lies. Certainly it must be in the mail.

        • Scotty says:

          i’ve called his bluff on his lawyer claim. I of all people would know if an attorney contacted us at

          Since that trick didn’t work for him, he decided to make up a fake name & e-mail so that he could comment giving himself credit. the ass-clown neglected to realize that we capture every ones ip# when they comment. I mentioned this. so ass-clown Adams decided to make another new yahoo e-mail using his real name again to try to dis-credit this knowledge. His and his sock puppets comments will go to the spam folder now until this mystery attorney he has does contact us. ~ Scotty

  21. Green Thumb says:

    I imagine this loser is scrubbing toilets at All-Points Logistics.

  22. Edith says:

    Again you are picking on a DV, and again he is a son, and I work for the VA, so I have all of the Colonel’s records.

    • Marine_7002 says:

      “I have all of the Colonel’s records.”

      Send them to Jonn, the blog owner, at the email address under “Contact Us”. Or admit that you’re lying and STFU.

    • Jarhead says:

      OOOOOHHHHHHHHH…..Gee whiz Edith, you scare the crap out of all who read this. Your idle unspoken threats have us shaking in our boots. Are you sure Archie approves of you doing this? You gonna send Meat Head over as an enforcer?

      Picking on nobody. Here’s something you might wish to keep in your mind. You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose. But you can’t pick your friend’s nose!

      And you probably can’t pick just any vet’s nose.
      I may be willing to let you scratch my posterior just co you can get a sniff, but you ain’t pickin’ my rectum.

    • MrBill says:

      Edith who works for the VA?

      Is this Jerry Foster’s mother?

    • HMCS(FMF) ret. says:

      Must be related to “Hershel Hornberg III”? I wonder if Edith is posting from the same IP as Hershel and Albert?

      What’s the problem, Albert? Cash flow starting to dry up? Local authorities getting a little close to your ops? Got that hankering for cockmeat sammiches and tubesteak with manmayo or nutbutter? Missing Bubba, Thor, Julio and Mr. “Tiny” again? I’m sure that there is a “family reunion” in your future…

  23. Buck says:

    Albert is Back. Florida shut him down as far as donations were concerned, so it appears he has set up shop somewhere in Georgia.
    From his website – SOARING PAWS: Now that Phoenix is a year old and done with his flight escort training, he starts flying rescue missions next week. He will be operating out of our new corporate home office in Georgia! Since we received 2 grants in fiscal year 2016, we didn’t have to run many fund raisers
    But now the new fiscal year has started and Phoenix has a very special mission to accomplish, escorting wounded vets to rehab.
    We are working on getting a sponsor to match your donations. So if you can help, please donate to Phoenix’s special GoPro page. You’ll be able to follow him on his special flights but he needs your help to start flying!! Just click the link and all funds donated go to Phoenix’s flight fund so he can share that loving spirit he has with heroes who need it! As always, no people get paid to do these flights!

    I have been e-mailing people that comment on his site and letting them know he was not a colonel and did not spend 22 or 23 years in the Air Force. PLEASE, feel free to contact him with your thoughts, or even his donors.