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Flight Lines: Assorted Lies, Recollections and War Stories
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Almost forty years of professional flying in more than a dozen aircraft types-from supersonic RCAF jet fighters to helicopters to B747s-along with summer flying training while attending The Royal Military College of Canada, a solid career on the flight decks of a fleet of Air Canada aircraft, RCAF/Government VIP Challenger flights transporting heads of state and royal houses, and a career finishing in the left seat of the Boeing 767 comprise the high-flying highlights of retired Captain A. Kent Smerdon’s career as a pilot. And it makes for a fascinating read.
Here, find a highly personal collection of airborne war stories that capture the experience of a career spent on many different kinds of wings. Flight Lines: Assorted Lies, Recollections, and War Stories is fast-paced and delightfully studded with personal touches, high drama, and thundering humour. Readers are treated to the inside experiences of a flying man, complete with intimate insights, technical asides and a steady current of entertaining stories about the enduringly compelling adventures of a full-throttle life airborne….
Kent Smerdon has always enjoyed a good story-as much in the hearing as in the telling. His thirty-seven year career in aviation along with offerings from his father, a WWII veteran pilot and his own fellow pilots provided fertile ground for all manner of high-flying yarns. Encouraged by colleagues, friends and family, he decided retirement offered the perfect opportunity to share them.
Kent is happily preoccupied by a new life filled with the duties of a grandparent and other distractions in the home he shares with his wife, Liz, in Barrie, ON….
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