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The Running Man: Flying High for the Glory of God
A fascinating look inside the life of an extraordinary man who at the age of ninety-nine continues to inspire, motivate, and challenge others to enjoy everything life offers. During his year career in flight, he trained WWII fighter pilots, carried out secret missions during the Cold War, and ferried airplanes for jungle missionaries across the wide oceans. Pilot and world champion runner Orville Rogers trained bomber pilots in World War II, flew the B on secret missions during the Korean Conflict, ferried airplanes to remote Baptist missions. Wrapped in a small Cessna airplane, surrounded by enough fuel to torch a small city, I watched him take off to fly that plane over the Pacific without a companion. As he took off, I said to myself, 'There is a remarkable pilot, an amazing missionary, and courageous visionary!
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They had a meet every first Saturday of the month. The distances always varied anywhere from a mile to a 15K. Whatever they were running, I ran. But I outgrew them. I thought maybe I could set some records.
Post a Comment. Search This Blog. Clovercroft Publishing, Orville Rogers was born in relatively poor Oklahoma farm family in and when he was fairly young his father ran off to never be heard from again until Rogers encountered a half-sister when he was nearly eighty and learned that their father had died drunk in a flop house. But, with the help of mother, grandparents, and a couple of uncles, Orville Rogers accomplished an exemplary life as a commercial airline pilot, oilfield investor, a volunteer pilot for a religious organization upon his retirement, a board member of a couple of religious organizations, and a world record holding elderly runner. He is still alive today at and managed to run a mile on his last birthday. I chose to read this book, which is outside my normal purview, after seeing Orville Rogers featured on a television news show as he approached his centennial.
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