In wwii, olds quickly became a top fighter pilot and squadron commander by the age of 22—and an ace with 12 aerial victories. Please note: this ebook edition does not include the photo insert from the print edition. The widely anticipated memoir of legendary ace American fighter pilot, Robin Olds Robin Olds was a larger-than-life hero with a towering personality.
Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds #ad - A graduate of west point and an inductee in the National College Football Hall of Fame for his All-American performance for Army, Olds was one of the toughest college football players at the time. Olds who retired a brigadier general and died in 2007 was a unique individual whose personal story is one of the most eagerly anticipated military books of the year.
Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of WarLittle, Brown and Company #ad - Later in life, he developed a theory of military strategy that has been adopted throughout the world and even applied to business models for maximizing efficiency. Robert coram finally brings to light the remarkable story of a man who polarized all who knew him, but who left a legacy that will influence the military -- and all of America -- for decades to come.
He was a true patriot, a man who made a career of challenging the shortsighted and self-serving Pentagon bureaucracy. Some recall him as the father of our country's most legendary fighter aircraft -- the F-15 and F-16. America owes boyd and his disciples -- the six men known as the "Acolytes" -- a great debt.
Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War #ad - His manual of fighter tactics changed the way every air force in the world flies and fights. And in one of the most startling and unknown stories of modern military history, the Air Force fighter pilot taught the U. S. His ideas led to america's swift and decisive victory in the Gulf War and foretold the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
A man of daring, ferocious passion and intractable stubbornness, he was that most American of heroes -- a rebel who cared not for his reputation or fortune but for his country. Boyd, more than any other person, saved fighter aviation from the predations of the Strategic Air Command. Marine corps how to fight war on the ground.
I Could Never Be So Lucky Again: An AutobiographyBantam #ad - As a scientist, he pioneered the development of modern aviation technology. As a stunt pilot, he thrilled the world with his aerial acrobatics. Now, for the first time, revealing, here is his life story — modest, and candid as only Doolittle himself can tell it. During world war ii, he served his country as a fearless and innovative air warrior, organizing and leading the devastating raid against Japan immortalized in the film Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.
After pearl harbor, he led America’s flight to victoryGeneral Doolittle is a giant of the twentieth century. He did it all.
Viper Pilot: A Memoir of Air CombatWilliam Morrow #ad - Earlier, hampton's father was inside the pentagon when it was attacked; with his dad's fate unknown, on 9/11, Hampton was scrambled into American skies and given the unprecedented orders to shoot down any unidentified aircraft. Viper pilot is an unforgettable look into the closed world of fighter pilots and modern air combat.
The new york times bestselling memoir of 21st-century air combat, the wild weasels are elite fighter squadrons with the most dangerous job in the air forceone of the greatest aviation memoirs ever written, by "one of the decoraTED PILOTS IN AIR FORCE HISTORY" NEW YORK POST151 combat missions21 hard kills on surface -to -air missile sites4 Distinguished Flying Crosses with Valor1 Purple HeartFirst into a war zone, flying behind enemy lines to purposely draw fire, Viper Pilot is an Air Force legend's thrilling eyewitness account of modern air warfare.
Viper Pilot: A Memoir of Air Combat #ad - For twenty years, lieutenant colonel dan hampton was a leading member of the Wild Weasels, logging 608 combat hours in the world's most iconic fighter jet: the F-16 "Fighting Falcon, " or "Viper. He spearheaded the 2003 invasion of Iraq, leading the first flight of fighters over the border en route to strike Baghdad.
Topgun: An American StoryHachette Books #ad - Navy turned to a young lieutenant commander, Dan Pedersen, to figure out a way to reverse their dark fortune. He helped establish a legacy that was built by him and his "Original Eight" -- the best of the best -- and carried on for six decades by some of America's greatest leaders. When american fighter jets were being downed at an unprecedented rate during the Vietnam War, the U.
S. What resulted was nothing short of a revolution -- one that took young American pilots from the crucible of combat training in the California desert to the blistering skies of Vietnam, in the process raising America's Navy combat kill ratio from two enemy planes downed for every American plane lost to more than 22 to 1.
Pedersen takes readers on a colorful and thrilling ride -- from Miramar to Area 51 to the decks of aircraft carriers in war and peace-through a historic moment in air warfare. National bestseller"if you loved the movie, you will love the real story in the book. Fox & friendson the 50th anniversary of the creation of the "Topgun" Navy Fighter School, its founder shares the remarkable inside story of how he and eight other risk-takers revolutionized the art of aerial combat.
Topgun: An American Story #ad - Topgun is a heartfelt and personal testimony to patriotism, sacrifice, and American innovation and daring. Topgun emerged not only as an icon of America's military dominance immortalized by Hollywood but as a vital institution that would shape the nation's military strategy for generations to come. On a shoestring budget and with little support, Pedersen picked eight of the finest pilots to help train a new generation to bend jets like the F-4 Phantom to their will and learn how to dogfight all over again.
The Big Show: The Classic Account of WWII Aerial CombatSilvertail Books #ad - The big show is as close as you'll ever get to fighting for your life from the cockpit of a Spitfire or Typhoon. It really is one of the very best war memoirs ever written: exhilarating, exciting, deeply moving and a book that lingers in the mind long after the last page has been turned. James Holland. A truly remarkable book … the most gripping descriptions of aerial combat i have ever read’ new york times‘a thrilling read … ranks among the finest accounts of war’ Guardian‘A magnificent story’ Daily Telegraph‘A classic … gripping, ripping, full of action’ Economist‘Vividly captures the spirit of air combat’ The Times'The relentlessness of the flying is extraordinary and the casual loss of life chilling.
Perhaps the most viscerally exciting book ever written by a fighter pilot. Rowland whitepierre clostermann DFC was one of the oustanding Allied aces of the Second World War. A frenchman who flew with the raf, he survived over 420 operational sorties, shooting down scores of enemy aircraft while friends and comrades lost their lives in the deadly skies above Europe.
The Big Show: The Classic Account of WWII Aerial Combat #ad - The big show, his extraordinary account of the war, has been described as the greatest pilot's memoir of WWII.
The Hunter Killers: The Extraordinary Story of the First Wild Weasels, the Band of Maverick Aviators Who Flew the Most Dangerous Missions of the Vietnam WarWilliam Morrow #ad - Those who survived the 50 percent casualty rate would revolutionize warfare forever. You gotta be sh*#@ing me!" this immortal phrase was uttered by Captain Jack Donovan when the Wild Weasel concept was first explained to him. All became legends. At the height of the cold war, America's most elite aviators bravely volunteered for a covert program aimed at eliminating an impossible new threat.
More tragic losses followed, establishing the enemy's SAMs as the deadliest anti-aircraft threat in history and dramatically turning the tables of Cold War air superiority in favor of Soviet technology. Stunned and desperately searching for answers, the Pentagon ordered a top secret program called Wild Weasel I to counter the SAM problem—fast.
The Hunter Killers: The Extraordinary Story of the First Wild Weasels, the Band of Maverick Aviators Who Flew the Most Dangerous Missions of the Vietnam War #ad - So it came to be that a small group of maverick fighter pilots and Electronic Warfare Officers volunteered to fly behind enemy lines and into the teeth of the threat. Three days later, six F-105 Thunderchiefs were brought down trying to avenge the Phantom. From new york times bestselling author Dan Hampton comes one of the most extraordinary untold stories of aviation history.
Vietnam, 1965: on july 24 a usaf f-4 phantom jet was suddenly blown from the sky by a mysterious and lethal weapon—a Soviet SA-2 surface-to-air missile SAM, launched by Russian "advisors" to North Vietnam. Half never returned. You want me to fly in the back of a little tiny fighter aircraft with a crazy fighter pilot who thinks he's invincible, the hunter killers is a gripping, as well as Dan Hampton's own experience as a highly decorated F-16 Wild Weasel pilot, home in on a SAM site in North Vietnam, and shoot it before it shoots me?"Based on unprecedented firsthand interviews with Wild Weasel veterans and previously unseen personal papers and declassified documents from both sides of the conflict, cockpit-level chronicle of the first-generation Weasels, the remarkable band of aviators who faced head-on the advanced Soviet missile technology that was decimating fellow American pilots over the skies of Vietnam.
Piano Burning and Other Fighter Pilot TraditionsSlipstream Publishing #ad - The world of the fighter pilot is steeped in tradition. Whether you are a kid contemplating a career in the fast jet business or a retired fighter jock looking to share memories of your world with your family, Piano Burning has got you covered. Over a century's worth of ritual, superstition, and lore permeates the life of modern combat aviators.
Check six! Every time-honored tradition upheld in today's fighter squadron is infused with deep meaning and strengthens the bonds between our airborne warriors. In piano burning and other fighter pilot Traditions, you will be given a rare behind-the-scenes view of the combat aviator's world through the eyes of a modern-day fighter pilot.
Piano Burning and Other Fighter Pilot Traditions #ad - Get ready to explore the sacred origins of these customs and rituals as practiced by the men and women who fly the deadliest fighter aircraft in the world:•Friday in the Fast Jet Business•Roll Call•The Legend of Jeremiah Weed•Fighter Pilot Songs•Squadron Bar Games•Tactical Call Signs•Mustaches•Challenge Coins•Apologies•Temporary Duty TDY!•The Four-Letter "F"-Word it's not what you may think!•Piano Burnings•Debriefs•Fighter Pilot VocabularyThis book is written for an audience of all ages.
Lords of the Sky: Fighter Pilots and Air Combat, from the Red Baron to the F-16William Morrow #ad - Colonel dan hampton draws on his singular firsthand knowledge, as well as groundbreaking research in aviation archives and rare personal interviews with little-known heroes, including veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. In a seamless, sweeping narrative, Lords of the Sky is an extraordinary account of the most famous fighter planes and the brave and daring heroes who made them legend.
Hampton the new york times bestselling author of viper pilot reveals the stories behind history's most iconic aircraft and the aviators who piloted them: from the Sopwith Camel and Fokker Triplane to the Mitsubishi Zero, Grumman Hellcat, F-16 Falcon, German Bf 109, Supermarine Spitfire, P-51 Mustang, F-4 Phantom, F/A-18 Super Hornet, F-105 Thunderchief, and beyond.
Lords of the Sky: Fighter Pilots and Air Combat, from the Red Baron to the F-16 #ad - National bestseller • the definitive history of combat aviation and fighter aircraft, fast-paced, from world war i to present includes 32 pages of photogRAPHS AND 12 MAPSLords of the Sky is the “dramatic, and definitive" Michael Korda history of fighter pilots and aircraft and their extraordinary influence on modern warfare, masterfully written by "one of the most decorated pilots in Air Force history” New York Post.
A twenty-year usaf veteran who flew more than 150 combat missions and received multiple Distinguished Flying Crosses, Lt.
This is Minuteman: Two-Three... Go!: Memoirs of a Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam, Iraq, and AfghanistanWayne M Chasson #ad - Chasson relives it all for us in this gritty and honest memoir—with humility, humor, and gratitude—as he himself is still trying to figure out how he made it through alive. Buy, and share this is minuteman: Two, read, Three… Go! . A very great read!” —mikerelive six decades of flying helicopters including an extended tour in Vietnam and the mountains of Afghanistan, Kuwait, with a little Iraq, and National Guard thrown in.
This is minuteman: two, three… go! recounts wayne chasson’s times, from the early, young, and dumb days to a more seasoned pilot of Huey and other helicopters in three American wars and the National Guard here at home. This book is outstanding! the author has seen some really exciting times in his life, in addition to some WOW flight hours.
This is Minuteman: Two-Three... Go!: Memoirs of a Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan #ad - From the tragic to the ridiculous, it’s all here in refreshing candor and lifelike detail, and told in the voice of the author. I read this in two days, and didn't want it to end.
F-4 Phantom: A Pilot's StorySilvertail Books #ad - Think freedom and i am wrested away from a dank, another dimension, through a brief shock of cloud to emerge into a golden blue world, cold world, cloudbase at 300 feet, crystal clear for miles and miles’Fighter Pilot. And even as a boy he had set his sights on flying the awesome McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom.
Think height and i am gazing down from a eight-mile-high perch within one minute. Both thrilling and elegaic, F-4 Phantom makes poetry of complex, exacting world of the fighter pilot. This is as close as you’ll ever get to flying the Phantom yourself. Rowland white, author of vulcan 607‘what first light does for Spitfires and the Battle of Britain, Robert Prest does for the F-4 Phantom in RAF service … Superbly written.
Royal aeronautical society insightperfect for fans of books like Skyfaring, Tornado Down, Apache, First Light, Fate is the Hunter or Sagittarius Rising . One of the best military aviaton memoirs ever written’ Rowland White, author of Vulcan 607‘I only have to think Speed, and I am at 600 knots in seconds.
F-4 Phantom: A Pilot's Story #ad - Robert prest had never wanted to be anything else. But it’s more than that. But the defence of the West came at a cost, and comrades in arms would pay with their lives. No other book so vividly brings to life the high-pressure, high stakes, high-speed world of an RAF fighter pilot on the Cold War frontline.
The big, twin-engined interceptor offered an irresistible combination of charisma, power and performance.