Skip to comments.Former bomber pilot now navigates corridors of power in Washington
Posted on 06/30/2013 6:54:47 PM PDT by District13
Many members of Congress hope that their names will make it into the history books. But freshman Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) has already accomplished that goal, albeit outside the political arena. He has three world speed records and plenty of books to his name.
Stewart is an Air Force veteran, and a former Rockwell B-1B Lancer pilot, or bone driver. In 1995, Stewart helped plan and execute a mission code-named Coronet Bat, which saw a flight of the swing-wing bombers launch from Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas, and fly nonstop around the world in 36 hours and 13 minutes.
The operation set the speed records for fastest nonstop flights around the world overall, the fastest flight in the B-1Bs weight class and the fastest around-the-world flight for planes capable of aerial refueling. It even won the Mackay Trophy, which is given for most meritorious flight of the year. Those accolades were a bonus, though.
We didnt set out to set the world speed record, Stewart told The Hill. I didnt go to my boss and say, Hey, I got a great idea! Lets go set some world records!
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He is also a great author. Excerpt from the article:
"Stewarts literary career took off just as well as one of his bombers at full afterburner. The retired pilot has over a dozen books to his name now and can claim the title of New York Times bestselling author. Glenn Becks Mercury Ink imprint is even rereleasing his signature series, The Great and Terrible, as an e-book series under the name Wrath and Righteousness. It is his nonfiction books that have garnered him more publicity lately, however. He has written a pair of books with his brother Ted, a U.S. District Court Judge: Seven Miracles That Saved America, and Miracle of Freedom: Seven Tipping Points That Saved the World."
I read the first book in "the great and terrible" series and am currently reading the second one. Fantastic!!
How did I get so lucky to have such a great Congressman?!
Another bump for a great Congressman!
Hooray! Liberals hate him:
Republican Representative Chris Stewart of Utah
Rep. Stewart’s Liberal Action Score: 0
A big “zero” score for my Congressman from the liberals.
Couldn’t be more proud!!