Love at First Flight: Adventures, Exploits, Sacrifices, Risks and Rewards [NOOK Book]

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Memoir written by two outstanding Americans: a courageous naval pilot, Bud Orr, whose career spanned 27 years and his loving wife, Fran. a powerful reminder about the real sacrifices that men and women in the Armed Services must make to preserve a relationship, and the incredible rewards that come with that sacrifice.
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Love at First Flight: Adventures, Exploits, Sacrifices, Risks and Rewards

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Overview

Memoir written by two outstanding Americans: a courageous naval pilot, Bud Orr, whose career spanned 27 years and his loving wife, Fran. a powerful reminder about the real sacrifices that men and women in the Armed Services must make to preserve a relationship, and the incredible rewards that come with that sacrifice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781938231513
  • Publisher: Astor + Blue Editions LLC
  • Publication date: 12/17/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 241
  • Sales rank: 1,114,498
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Captain Bud Orr spent 27 years in the US Navy, flew combat in Vietnam, amassed more than 1000 carrier landings, and flew numerous aircraft including the AV-8A Harrier, F-14, FA-18 and B-1 Bomber. After Retirement, he spent more than 20 years managing several Aerospace and Defense Washington Government Affairs offices. His co-author and wife of 37 years, Fran, was described by Senator John Warner as the “good Navy wife.” She was a partner in an exclusive boutique in Virginia Beach and has a successful real estate career. She also is a published author of children’s books. Bud and Fran are completing Fran’s memoir entitled, “Dusty Memories,” the story of Fran’s pilgrimage as a child of the “dust bowl” born into poverty and deprivation.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Great Read!

    I have the pleasure of personally knowing these truly unique individuals. I have only begun to read their story. It takes off and soars from the beginning!!
    A MUST read for all.
    Norma Page

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 3, 2013

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    Reviewed by Jean Hall for Readers' Favorite Real love, courage,

    Reviewed by Jean Hall for Readers' Favorite

    Real love, courage, and grief burn through the pages of this memoir. Naval aviator William Orr and his long-time, loving wife Fran show bravery and vulnerability in Love at First Flight: Adventures, Exploits, Risks, Sacrifices and Rewards. Retired Captain "Bud" Orr gets his Wings of Gold in the Navy and his heart of gold with Fran. Bud enjoys and endures many heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping experiences as a jet pilot.

    But not all of Bud's time is spent in the cockpit or on the flight deck. There is carousing and story-telling in the officer's club. Bud Orr wakes up, hung over, to the sloppy and smelly kisses of his pet Boo-dog. He tries to shake off the disappointments and mistakes of his first marriage. Then a lovely rose comes along for a blind date and the rest is history with the "good Navy wife" Fran.

    William Orr and his wife Fran alternate writing this passionate memoir. Fran rises from dust-bowl poverty and a chaotic migrant farmer's life. She becomes a successful boutique business owner in her own right. The couple shares their sexual intimacy, deep love, and their human conflict. Terms of aviation were not an obstacle but a highlight to the memoir. There is also a glossary of colorful and technical terms at the close of the book. The heartbreaking loss of life in the air, water, and aboard aircraft carriers was sudden and shocking. The story doesn't shy away from the couple's personal flaws and this realism makes William and Fran Orr's Love at First Flight instantly attractive.

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