This book was written by a “general engineer” to highlight the work on the ground that makes the miracle of flight possible. Featuring many (short) stories throughout. And we’re off!
Retired from the Army since the start of 2020, Gilles Modéré made use of his free time to put his professional experiences to paper and chronicle the day-to-day life of an officer-mechanic. After graduating from the prestigious Ecole de l’Air in the early 1980s, the author started his career in a reconnaissance squadron before charting an unusual course, as he took up posts traditionally reserved for pilots. To name a few, he served as Air Base Commander, Director of the Ecole de l’Air (the first engineer in the role) and even Inspector of the Air Force (a four-star General rank position) at the end of his career.
In “A Pilot Without a Plane”, he shares anecdotes from his 40-year career, with the responsibilities that fell to him as a high-ranking engineer, and he has tales to tell from all over the world. As part of this writing endeavor, he also explores the notion of leadership in a more general manner. Enthusiasts take note!
The author is donating all profits to the Fondation des œuvres sociales de l’air (Fosa, of which he is the Delegate General). Just one more reason to pick up a copy!
Book. “A Pilot Without a Plane – A Mechanic Emerges from the Shadows!” Author, Gilles Modéré. Editions Jean-Pierre Otelli Altipresse. EAN: 9782373011746