Pigeons to Peshawar by Kenneth F. Schanke

By Kenneth F. Schanke

an awesome story—even extra so simply because it’s all precise. City-born and country-raised, Ken built a necessity to fly and located how to do it. whereas recalling his occupation as a USAF navigator, he pertains to the heritage of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ’80s—linking humans, locations, airplane and adventures that turned around the globe. In an early bankruptcy, Ken describes intimately crossing the Atlantic, southern Europe and the center East to ferry a unprecedented jet bomber to Peshawar, Pakistan. Later, the embellished aviator recalls a perilous flight to the South Pacific, via a storm, changing into misplaced overwater with just a sextant to discover a tiny island and acquire the protection of his staff. After that, following 3 years within the C-130 plane in Europe, he transitioned to the F-4 Phantom II fighter for the remainder of his profession. He info missions and using shrewdpermanent guns in the course of his yr in wrestle in Southeast Asia. in the course of the ‘70s, he again to Germany for 6 extra years within the F-4, which concerned sitting nuclear alert and coaching for all different missions.Twenty-one years within the USAF with greater than 5,600 hours of flying offers for plenty of interesting battle tales from the backseat.

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