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About Jeff Schlueter
Jeff grew up in Wichita, KS, watching F-4s and B-52s fly out of McConnell AFB, but he never seriously thought about being a pilot until graduating from college in the same year that Top Gun was released. He, along with thousands of others, marched right down to the Navy recruiting office to sign up for that gig, but the Navy decided his feet were too flat. The dream smoldered for several decades, until a friend took him for a ride in his Cessna 172, which relit the flame. He now has 1300 hours on his PPL, and flies mostly for pleasure and some business in a Mooney Ovation 3. He also volunteers for Angel Flight and Pilots ‘n Paws missions, and finally gets to exercise his “need for speed” by racing the Ovation 3 in the Sport Air Racing League events. So far, he has never been beaten in the Factory class, but encourages everyone to give it their best shot.
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