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Curtis C. Truver

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Lieutenant Colonel Curtis C. Truver, USAF (ret.) “started flying in 1948, completed Air Force Pilot training and served 25 years in the USAF, primarily as a fighter pilot. After retirement, he spent the next 20 years in aerospace education at two major universities. His is currently an active pilot.”  He is the author of Sketches From a Pilot’s Life.


The MOAA said of Sketches From a Pilot’s Life, “Truver’s book is a collection of short stories taken from his 54 years of active flying, of which 25 years were in the Air Force, performing duty primarily as a jet fighter pilot. The stories are true and, if anything, understated. There is an old saying that “flying is hours and hours of boredom, punctuated by occasional moments of stark terror.” Truver’s flying was mostly in single pilot airplanes, in all kinds of climate and weather, and sometimes getting shot at while attempting to do severe damage to someone else–so his hours of boredom were few.”

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