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IF YOU AIN’T A PILOT

A Memoir by Ray Wright

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_single_image image=”103″ alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_shadow_border”][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_column_text]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 punch line in this classroom of cut-ups. The high stakes, however, loom over Lt. Wright. In a program where one out of three students fails, not everybody who starts UPT will finish it. And not everybody who does finish will get a desirable flying assignment. Some won’t even escape the Columbus Air Force Base.

Will Lt. Wright get his dream assignment flying a C-141 cargo plane based out of beachside Charleston, South Carolina? Or be forced to perpetuate the If you ain’t a pilot… system as the dreaded FAIP (First Assignment Instructor Pilot) in Columbus, Mississippi?[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_masonry_media_grid grid_id=”vc_gid:1448481466913-39dbfbc3-95be-9″ include=”508,450,511″][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1448482329314{padding-top: 25px !important;padding-right: 15px !important;padding-bottom: 25px !important;padding-left: 15px !important;background-color: rgba(244,244,244,0.85) !important;*background-color: rgb(244,244,244) !important;}”][vc_masonry_media_grid element_width=”12″ gap=”10″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1448482092700-1b624dec-f965-1″ include=”693,356,428″ css=”.vc_custom_1448738918506{padding-top: 25px !important;padding-right: 15px !important;padding-bottom: 25px !important;padding-left: 15px !important;background-color: rgba(244,244,244,0.85) !important;*background-color: rgb(244,244,244) !important;}”][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_column_text]

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an Excerpt from IF YOU AIN’T A PILOT…

Deleted Scenes & Bloopers

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