Drifting in the Wake

Drifting in the Wake

The Unusual and Remarkable Life of Orville Wright Jr.

by Orville Wright

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The ‘Inside’ Look in the Life of a Navy Helicopter Test Pilot

Drifting in the Wake traces the life of Orville Wright from a humble childhood to adventures world-wide, from testing helicopters to recovering Skylab astronauts, to blowing up mines in Hai Phong Harbor, Vietnam. He played Hollywood celebrity tennis with a porn star, was inducted into his high school athletic hall of fame, served as District Governor for Rotary International, and flew peace negotiators into North Vietnam. He also wrote and edited a book about life in an orphanage, and spent five years in the U.K. testing helicopters for the British Navy. In addition, he has performed five musical comedy shows for charity. This Horatio Alger-type memoir should be shared with friends and families. All profits will be donated to Tabor Children’s Services Inc., located in Philadelphia, PA.

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Paperback
Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 218 pages
Publisher: Wright Publishing Company (Aug 16, 2019)
ISBN10: 0578220830
ISBN13: 9780578220833
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs

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Orville WrightOrville Wright arrived at Tabor Home in 1941 and remained there ten years. He went on to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy and was a Navy helicopter test pilot for fourteen years. He worked in the aerospace industry for IBM and Lockheed Martin, retiring in 2000. Orv is the father of four children and two stepchildren. He lives with his second wife, Carolyn, in upstate New York. He is an active Rotarian, prepares taxes for senior citizens and teaches job interviewing skills and résumé writing classes to disadvantaged children.
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