Pigeons to Peshawar

Pigeons to Peshawar

by Kenneth F. Schanke


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781460200353
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication date: 02/05/2018
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

Ken Schanke is an ardent aviator who started flying at 16 and never quit. While still in junior college, he qualified as an aviation cadet and graduated top of his class from navigator training. While flying the B-57D during nuclear testing, he penetrated three nuclear clouds during Operation Dominic. On side trips, he also flew the C-54G and WB-50D aircraft, both direct links to WWII and Korean era aircraft. Following a year in combat flying out of Thailand, Schanke returned to George AFB in southern California, where he obtained private pilot certification and went on to receive a commercial pilot license, as well as Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) and ground instructor licenses. While assigned to Ramstein AB, Germany, serving as Chief of Training, Schanke ran and organized the Ramstein Air Show for four years.
Following his Air Force career, he worked as a Senior Systems Support Engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company for 19 years in Tucson, Ariz., working on Maverick missiles, GBU-15 bombs, AMRAAM, AIM-9X and other weapon systems.
Married for 37 years, he and his wife Fernande reside in Tucson, where he enjoys travel, golf and volunteer work in the community.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is hard to believe that one individual crew member was able to accomplish all that is in this book in only 21 years. It flows from one adventure to the next just as fast as it goes from one unique aircraft to another. How many other aviators have had the opporturnity to fly in the aircraft mentioned as well as to the places involved. His detailed descriptions of training as an Aviation Cadet Navigator covers the program with fun and laughter injected. It continues to cover his career in Bombers, Cargo aircraft, and Fighters. Names, places, dates, and the adventures of a livetime. Well done, and well written.