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Cockpit chaos and classroom camaraderie fuel the entropic adventures of Second Lieutenant Ray Wright and his fellow classmates of UPT Class 88-07 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Though competing against one another for the flying assignments of their dreams, like the fearsome F-15 and F-16 fighters, a good mission sometimes takes a backseat to a good party or ...more
Paperback, 456 pages
Published July 15th 2016 by Wright & Wright Publishing
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Will
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I rate this book 5 stars not because his writing skills are top notch but because they're so human and it really makes think how it must be being a student pilot
David
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book before leaving for Columbus AFB to begin pilot training and thouroughly enjoyed the stories and writing style of the book. I gave a copy to my parents to read to give them a better perspective of what I was going through. After now graduating from Columbus and reflecting on my experience, I reread the book and got even more out of it because I now understand the technical terms he uses and what all the acronyms mean. It was interesting to see that the training done there today, ...more
Nathan Peters
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Perfect

This book is a true reflection of how a pilot would travel through pilot training in the time. It was refreshing to read a collection of stories where the main subject did not always perform perfectly and detailing the stdps taken to scrape through.
Teresa Howell
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book!
John
Dec 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WOW! What an amazing book and great memoir! Ray did such a great job writing this and was able to keep me wanting more. You do not need to be in the military to appreciate the selflessness sacrifices that our military and pilots give up to keep us safe. Thanks RAY!! I won this great book on GoodReads and like I do with most my wins I will be paying it forward by giving my win either to a friend or library to enjoy.
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As an Air Force pilot, Ray Wright flew over 1,000 missions in the supersonic T-38A Talon. Before reporting to Columbus as a student in 1987, Wright graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Humanities - American Studies. He was born and raised in Peace Dale, Rhode Island. Ray, his wife Rachel, a 1991 graduate of the Mississippi University for Women, and their ...more

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