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A book written by Larry Van Pelt.

As Larry Van Pelt looked back over fifty years of flying experiences as a fighter pilot, combat pilot, test pilot, and general aviation pilot many memorable moments came to mind.  His grandchildren convinced him to begin putting those ‘moments’ onto paper.  The result was a weekly “flying tale.”   This book is a compilation of 100 of those “tales.”

Larry’s 26+ year career in the U.S. Air Force included combat in F-105 and OV-10 aircraft and test pilot assignments flying various fighter aircraft at Eglin and Edwards Air Force Base (where he served as commandant of the USAF Test Pilot School).  After his retirement from the Air Force Larry and his wife Carolyn settled in Niceville, Florida where he continued his love for flying by building his own airplane – appropriately named “Sweet Carolyne” – used to introduce scores of family and friends to the joy of flying.



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