Senior Vice President of Flight Operations and Lufthansa Chief Pilot
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Most members know President Dieter F. Uchtdorf was a distinguished pilot, but beyond that, he also served in many training and leadership capacities, including as a training check captain, section chief pilot, head of Lufthansa pilot school in Arizona, head of all cockpit crews, and senior vice president of operations and Lufthansa chief pilot. Uchtdorf also was chairman of the Flight Operations Committee of the International Air Transport Association prior to his call as an apostle.
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf has earned a reputation among members of the Church for using his decades of experience as a pilot to draw gospel metaphors. This new book brings together many of those stories of flight that President Uchtdorf has used in his ministry. In this colorful, inviting format, more than 20 of his best-loved stories come together under five major themes: Principles of Flight, Lift, Guidance on the Journey, Weathering the Turbulence, and Our Eternal Destination. Preorder the book now at deseretbook.com.