“I have known Captain Bud Orr since my days as his flight instructor in Meridian, Mississippi and I am proud to call him not only a great friend but a great American…. This is a story of courage and risk, but also one of faith and sacrifice. Bud and Fran have captured the unity that comes from those special challenges that only a military family can come to know and endure. Their story is not to be missed.”
--Senator John McCain “This is an intimate love story, set in the almost unbelievable world of excitement that is Naval Aviation…With soaring aerial combat, steamy romance, heartfelt loss, and a silver lining of humor, Love at First Flight is a captivating thrill ride.”
--Dave “Bio” Baranek, author of 'Topgun Days' “Love at First Flight will grab hold of you and not let go. Naval Aviation is the exciting backdrop for this intoxicating love story…This amazing story needs to be told and is a great read. You won’t be able to put it down.”
--Marcia Hinds, author of ‘I Know You’re in There: Our War with Autism’ and a Navy wife. “The authors, whom I have known and respected for over twenty years, relate for you stories that convey the full panoply of the gripping emotions; excitement, love, heartache, terror and personal and professional satisfaction, derived from living the life, and being the supportive spouse of a U.S. Navy Carrier pilot.”
--H. Lawrence Garret III, former Secretary of the Navy
A touching and exhilarating life story written by two outstanding Americans: Bud Orr, courageous naval pilot whose career spanned 27 years, and Fran Orr, loving wife and fountain of strength.