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About Willliam Ippolito
William Ippolito attended Long Beach City College, majoring in music, but dropped out in 1958 after his first flight solo to pursue a career in aviation. He was hired by Delta Air Lines in 1963, as co-pilot and flight engineer on the DC-6, DC-7, and DC-8. In 1969 he was promoted to Captain flying the DC-9, Lockheed L100 (Hercules), B-727, B-757, B-767, and the Lockheed L1011 Tristar. After retirement, he wrote a memoir titled “Leaving On A Jet Plane,” and sailed six of the Seven Seas. He completed construction in 2016 of an experimental RV-12, that he is currently flying.
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