Hear an inspirational brief radio conversation with national hero, “Full Bird” Col Jackie “Jack” Jackson (retired). We spotlight patriot Jack’s new book featuring many of his life stories, Way Beyond the Blue. How to obtain a copy is seen below.
Highlights of our conversation:
- Piloted the “hoovering” Harrier jet aircraft 5,000 hours, more than any other person in history (with its capacity to “park” in mid-air like a helicopter);
- Flew more than 600 combat missions for our USA;
- Shot down while co-piloting a rescue helicopter … and returned to the combat zone to rescue a fellow marine;
- Flew the Harrier in scores of airshows – cumulatively totaling millions of people viewing — in Independence Day celebrations, the VP airshows at the St. Louis Arch, and other locations events and venues throughout many years;
- Received Jesus Christ into his life as a 12-year-old in Vacation Bible School. Thus, he appreciates VBS volunteers when a boy as well as VBS workers who have served and are serving through the years. To this day, Jack “lives it out!”
- Served as a member of the Missouri House of Representatives;
- Piloted a special flight with his terrific wife, Arleen Jackson, to transport Billy Graham’s daughter, Anne Graham Lotz and her associates, to and from North Carolina, to lead a special “Show Me Your Glory, Lord” event …in the Missouri Capitol Rotunda in Jefferson City, MO. The Annual Event was hosted by National Day of Prayer leader and Bott Radio Network leader of central Missouri, Sue Stoltz.
- Col Jack Jackson has 40 earned military medals! He describes the joys of flying for Veterans Airlift Command, taking wounded military men & women and their families all over the country … free. Their website about Wounded Warriors: … “They’ve got heart … They need wings!” See veteransairlift.org
- Jack Jackson is a survivor of incredible dangers, (such as his 600 combat missions and being shot down by enemy fire when co-piloting a helicopter) … so, it is ironic that what put him in great risk back home was a deer on the runway of a MO outstate airport, the Camdenton County Airport! In a twin-motored aircraft ready to lift off the runway, a deer ran in front of the plane! It damaged the airplane’s nose, hit the left propeller, ruining the plane’s landing gear … and chopping up the dear! (I don’t know if it happened during deer hunting season or not!) But the deer knocked Jack and Arleen off the runway, totaling the airplane. They had to find another way home … but they were alive!
Jack’s new book, just published, “WAY BEYOND THE BLUE,” can be obtained by emailing him at … firstname.lastname@example.org … with your address and he will share where you can send a check or money order. The cost including shipping is but $21. (I am confident that Jack would autograph your copy.)
Related Inspirational “Links” to earlier Radio …
(Remembering that Jack and Arlene Jackson flew Anne Graham Lotz here … for a Missouri Capitol Rotunda “Show Me Your Glory, Lord” prayer event hosted by Sue Stoltz …)
To hear … “Col Jack Jackson, famed Harrier pilot; flies wounded vets; enriched by Blackaby’s ‘Experiencing God’” .. click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2012/09/28/col-jack-jackson-famed-harrier-pilot-flies-wounded-vets-enriched-by-blackabys-experiencing-god/
To hear … “Anne Graham Lotz, Billy Graham’s daughter: ‘USA’s only hope: return of Jesus or a God-sent revival’” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2010/03/26/mo-budget-crisis-lawmakers-seek-prayer-anne-graham-lotz-leads-prayer-time-in-mo-capitol-rotunda/
To hear … “Sue Stoltz: As a child, her brother saved her from drowning; when dying, Sue led him to the Savior” … click on … … https://haroldhendrick.com/2018/06/05/sue-stoltz-as-a-child-her-brother-saved-her-from-drowning-when-dying-sue-led-him-to-the-savior/
To hear … “National Day of Prayer’s Sue Stoltz regarding a Prayer event in MO Capitol Rotunda, 40 Days of Prayer & ‘Awakening Freedom Tour’” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2014/03/13/ndps-sue-stoltz-re-prayer-event-in-mo-capitol-rotunda-40-days-of-prayer-awakening-freedom-tour/ … and …
To hear … “Missouri Budget crisis; lawmakers seek prayer; Anne Graham Lotz leads prayer time in MO Capitol Rotunda” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2010/03/26/mo-budget-crisis-lawmakers-seek-prayer-anne-graham-lotz-leads-prayer-time-in-mo-capitol-rotunda/ .