Marc Scheffler, the author of the captivating book published in 2013, War Viewed from the Sky (La Guerre vue du ciel), in which he revisits his daily life as a fighter pilot, has written a new work that is just as finely crafted, The Birth of a Pilot (La naissance d’un pilote).
In his second autobiographical book, lieutenant colonel Marc Scheffler looks back at the period preceding his operational career. He had just finished high school when he entered the prestigious flight school les Pupilles de l’Air. The author describes these eight years, where trials and obstacles come one after another on a daily basis and where each cadet is relentlessly faced with his own limits.
Throughout these 280 pages, every flight and every new aircraft show the reader the author’s determination to hold on to his dream, his “ambition”: to become a fighter pilot.
Marc Scheffler, “La naissance d’un pilote, l’enfant qui rêvait d’un Mirage”, 280 pages, Éditions Nimrod, ISBN 978-2-91524-369-7