Tripp is the perfect person to write this novel. He began flying at the age of 16, graduated with a degree in aeronautical engineering, spent 30 years as a pilot for Western Airlines and Delta, and has more than 25,000 hours flying and testing a wide range of aircrafts from experimental and home-built, to Lear Jets, Boeing 747’s and DC-10’s.
Tripp has been published in a variety of magazines including “Airways,” “Road and Track,” “Science Digest” and “American Heritage.” His short story is the lead for “Hawaii’s Best Spooky Stories,” and he’s written the cover articles for “Invention & Technology and “Flying.”
NEXT UP AT THE SECOND SATURDAY BOOK LAUNCH:
Becky Foust, and her award-winning chapbook, “Dark Card” (Texas Review Press, 2008). “Dark Card,” a book of poetry about raising a son with Aspberger’s Syndrome, won the 2007 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize. www.rebeccafoust.com