Military Pilots Write Poetry

Calling for poetry submissions!

Captain Linda Pauwels in collaboration with CDR Elizabeth Booker (USCG, Ret.) and COL Helmut Reda (USAF, Ret.) – Editor “Because I Fly: A Collection of Aviation Poetry” is calling on current and former military aircrew from all lands to submit poetry for the third book in the Beyond Haiku series: Military Pilots Write Poetry.

Help Support this beautiful book and scholarship for the next generation of pilots!


The purpose of the Beyond Haiku series of books is to share our experiences and feelings about flying through the eloquence of poetry. It is a shared creative effort featuring haiku and poems by pilots, with illustrations by children of pilots.

The themes in Military Pilots Write Poetry are:

  • Beauty of Flight,
  • Operations and Warfare,
  • Squawk 7700,
  • Camaraderie,
  • Loss,
  • Homecoming.

Send your submissions to

DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2022

For more details please contact us.

All proceeds from the book will go to support Veterans organizations.

Please share this exciting news with your pilot friends

Copyright. © 2020. Linda Pauwels