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The stories in "Wheels Up" are not made up. They are the real deal true antics of a jet age pilot in the high-octane environment of the cockpit. Some will give you pause and make you think, some will knock the wind out of you, and some will make you throw your head back and laugh. From the hallowed halls of The Citadel to the sometimes dark skies of Vietnam to the pranks and high jinks of a game-faced pilot, Captain Steve Taylor will fly you to places few have seen.
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Steve Taylor was raised on a farm in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. He is a 1960 graduate of The Citadel with a degree in civil engineering, and he served six years as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force with service in Vietnam. Following a long flying career, he retired as an international airline captain. Taylor has been a solo ocean sailor and holds a U.S. Coast Guard captain's license. He has owned and operated a commercial construction company and is a Coastal Master Naturalist. In addition to flying over most of the world, Taylor has lived in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, and Okinawa. He has five grown children. With his wife, Nancy, he currently splits his time between Atlanta and Charleston.Review:
"...Readers have a front-row seat during harrowing landings in Vietnam, close calls flying for Delta, and other misadventures...(Taylor holds a U.S. Coast Guard captain's license and, alone and becalmed at sea, gives his inner poet free rein.)...Readers will overlook the frat-boy quality of the early high jinks....They will come to like Capt. Taylor very much, which is more than half the charm of a good memoir and a sign of a good memoirist....A good read, of special interest to those who love flying." --Kirkus Reviews
"...Taylor's renditions of his epic career, from The Citadel to his retirement from Delta Airlines, are just as moving as they are fascinating.... highly recommend this book to anyone. --Goodreads (Malissa)
"Wheels Up: Sky Jinks in the Jet Age is an unexpected treat: unexpected because of its humor...The sky jinks are only a part of a bigger picture which translates to life encounters that hold more than a touch of irony and lessons to be learned. It's a pleasure, however, to see an autobiography that pairs comic relief... with serious reflection, adding a dose of pilot's experiences to supplement other outrageous pranks and fun moments....It's this attention to humor and lessons learned from flying and life that makes Wheels Up an uplifting, memorable and fun read recommended for airplane enthusiasts and general autobiography readers alike." --D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review
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Book Description Joggling Board Press, 2014. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0991491106
Book Description Joggling Board Press, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. first edition. 224 pages. 8.60x5.60x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 0991491106