Title: Commercial Pilot (Retired)
Location: Wenatchee, Washington, United States
Steven M. Turoski, Retired Commercial Pilot, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Military for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of aviation.
Now retired, Mr. Turoski enjoyed a fulfilling career in aviation that spanned several decades. Beginning with the U.S. Air Force, which he joined in 1971, he earned distinction as a talented and valorous pilot for more than 20 years. Throughout the course of his tours of duty, during which time he rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel, he flew the T-37 Tweet and T-38 Talon fighter jets as a student and later graduated to B-57 bombers and the C-130 Hercules. Well regarded for his exemplary conduct in the air and as an officer, Mr. Turoski was notably awarded with recognition as an Outstanding Instructor Pilot of the Quarter in 1975 and with an Air Commendation Medal for outstanding service during the following year.
As a civilian, Mr. Turoski served as a commercial pilot for U.S. Airways for several years, through which he flew the Fokker 100 and DC-9 airliners, as well as the B-737-300. Additionally, he served in a similar capacity for Executive Flight Inc., Morgen & Osgood Construction, Lynch Flying Service and Davidson & Co., among other companies. Mr. Turoski also distinguished himself as an aircraft commander for the Montana Air National Guard from 1979 until 1993.
Mr. Turoski’s exemplary performance in the field was born from his academic journey, which began at Arizona State University, which he attended on an Air Force scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in aeronautical technology in 1971. Furthermore, in 1978, he studied at the Braniff Flight Engineer Ground School in Dallas, Texas. Well regarded for his subsequent accomplishments, Mr. Turoski attained a Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award from the Federal Aviation Administration in 2016.
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