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Paco Chierici

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During his active duty career in the U.S. Navy, Francesco "Paco" Chierici flew A-6E Intruders and F-14A Tomcats, deployed to conflict zones from Somalia to Iraq and was stationed aboard carriers including the USS Ranger, Nimitz and Kitty Hawk. Unable to give up dogfighting, he flew the F-5 Tiger II for a further ten years as a Bandit. Throughout his military career, Paco accumulated 3,000 tactical hours, 400 carrier landings, a Southwest Asia Service Medal with Bronze Star and three Strike/Flight Air Medals.

Prior to writing Lions in the Sky, Paco published extensively in Aviation Classics Magazine, AOPA Magazine, and Fighter Sweep, as well as creating and producing the award winning naval aviation documentary Speed and Angels.

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Paco Chierici I flew jets in the Navy for twenty years. But I've always been a writer.

When I was in active duty I wrote a bunch of short stories and articles but I…more
I flew jets in the Navy for twenty years. But I've always been a writer.

When I was in active duty I wrote a bunch of short stories and articles but I was too busy to write for anything longer.

About five years before I got out, I made a documentary about two young pilots going through training in the F-14, called Speed and Angels. It turned out really well.

With this novel I combined my two passions, fiction and naval aviation. It’s essentially a factionalized distillation of my experiences flying fighter planes for twenty years. It’s got all of the outlandish personalities and inherent drama of flying jets from aircraft carriers.
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