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Love at First Flight is the memoir of by two outstanding Americans: a courageous naval pilot, Bud Orr, whose career spanned twenty-seven years, and his loving wife, Fran. This volume is an honest, beautifully crafted story of Bud and Fran’s inspiring relationship, a testament to their deep love and service to their country. It is a page-turning account of a sterling military career, complete with adrenaline-filled descriptions of a daring pilot flying many dangerous missions in advanced warplanes. Love at First ...
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Overview


Love at First Flight is the memoir of by two outstanding Americans: a courageous naval pilot, Bud Orr, whose career spanned twenty-seven years, and his loving wife, Fran. This volume is an honest, beautifully crafted story of Bud and Fran’s inspiring relationship, a testament to their deep love and service to their country. It is a page-turning account of a sterling military career, complete with adrenaline-filled descriptions of a daring pilot flying many dangerous missions in advanced warplanes. Love at First Flight is 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. Like a catapult launch off an aircraft carrier, Bud and Fran’s story will propel readers through recent history—from the Vietnam War to current day America. A tender, moving, and inspiring volume, Love at First Flight is the perfect gift for any military member, military family, or military historian.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781938231537
  • Publisher: Astor + Blue Editions LLC
  • Publication date: 9/25/2012
  • Pages: 220
  • Sales rank: 809,972
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Captain William “Bud” Orr spent twenty-seven 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 twenty years managing several aerospace and defense Washington government affairs offices. His co-author and wife of thirty-seven years, Fran Orr, 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 is also a published author of children’s books. Bud and Fran are completing Fran’s memoir, Dusty Memories, the story of Fran’s pilgrimage as a child of the dust bowl, born into poverty and deprivation.
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Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Chapter 1 Blind Date 1

Chapter 2 The Journey Begins 7

Chapter 3 Whiskey-Man 11

Chapter 4 Separating the Men from the Boys 17

Chapter 5 Red Light in the Cockpit 29

Chapter 6 Molten Metal 35

Chapter 7 Bad Boys in Hack 43

Chapter 8 Polar Opposites 51

Chapter 9 The Death Machine 57

Chapter 10 The Woman Worth Pursuing 69

Chapter 11 Gopher Holes-Not So Easy 75

Chapter 12 Jesse James 83

Chapter 13 A Rough Start 89

Chapter 14 Weird Harold 93

Chapter 15 Cross-Country Courtship 99

Chapter 16 Adjustments and Compromise 107

Chapter 17 One Night-Two Strikes 113

Chapter 18 Second Thoughts 123

Chapter 19 A Nuclear Carrier Wedding 129

Chapter 20 Night in the Box 137

Chapter 21 The Art of Partnership 145

Chapter 22 Tower Flower 151

Chapter 23 A Road Well Travelled 159

Chapter 24 A Cat and Trap 169

Chapter 25 Broken Habit Patterns 177

Chapter 26 Alpha Papa 183

Chapter 27 Another Notch in My Pistol 191

Chapter 28 Presidential Commission 199

Chapter 29 Final Flight 209

Epilogue Charlie on Arrival 213

Glossary 215

Acknowledgments 219

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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

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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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