Sports Spectrum Magazine Summer 2021

NEW PODCAST: Lt. Colonel Dan Rooney - F-16 Pilot, PGA Professional, Author

THIS IS THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST

Lt. Colonel Dan Rooney is a former collegiate golfer at the University of Kansas who commissioned as an officer in the Air Force, and he is now the only-ever fighter pilot/PGA professional. He is a Class A member of the PGA of America and also an F-16 fighter pilot. He was honored with the Spirit of Attack award as a top graduate of F-16 training and is a two-time recipient of the Top Gun award. He completed three combat tours of duty in Iraq and is a decorated aviator.

He is also the founder and CEO of Folds of Honor, a foundation providing educational scholarships for the families of fallen military members. In 13 years, Folds of Honor has awarded more than 29,000 scholarships worth more than $130 million.

Rooney released his latest book, “Fly Into the Wind: How to Harness Faith and Fearlessness on Your Ascent to Greatness,” in November 2020. His first book, “A Patriot’s Calling: My Life as an F-16 Fighter Pilot ,” released in February 2020.

Today on the podcast, Rooney shares his incredible story of being a fighter pilot and a PGA professional, why his purpose is to glorify God in all that he does, his best moment on the golf course, and the craziest thing he’s ever experienced as a fighter pilot.

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