Steve Taylor

War in America | Saturday, May 16, 11:50 - 12:40, Carolina Meeting Room B
Genre(s) Memoir Nonfiction

Steve Taylor is the author of Wheels Up: Sky Jinks in the Jet Age, an memoir that takes readers into a world few have seen, including harrowing landings in Vietnam, true antics of airline crew members, near-death at sea, and life-learning mistakes. Taylor, raised on a farm in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. is a graduate of The Citadel. He served as a C-130 aircraft commander, operating from most air fields in the Southeast Asia War Theater. Following a long flying career, Taylor retired as an international airline captain. He is also a solo ocean sailor and holds a U.S. Coast Guard captain’s license. He has five grown children, and after flying over most of the world, now splits his time with his wife, Nancy, between Atlanta and Charleston.

Book Title: Wheels Up: Sky Jinks in the Jet Age

The stories in “Wheels Up” are not made up. They are the real deal true antics of a jet age pilot in the high-octane environment of the cockpit. Some will give you pause and make you think, some will knock the wind out of you, and some will make you throw your head back and laugh. From the hallowed halls of The Citadel to the sometimes dark skies of Vietnam to the pranks and high jinks of a game-faced pilot, Captain Steve Taylor will fly you to places few have seen.