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Aviation Books to read

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Re: Aviation Books to read

Postby mark.alan.barnes » Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:32 am

Finally read 'A Higher Call' then 'Wings on my Sleeve' and can gladly state that they are both excellent reads especially if read in that order.

Re: Aviation Books to read

Postby Sparts99 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:27 am

Have you read 'Sigh For A Merlin'? If you liked Wings On My Sleeve you'll like that too.
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Re: Aviation Books to read

Postby Thunder » Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:45 am

Highy recommend "The First Heroes" the Extraordinary Story of the Doolittle Raid by Craig Nelson. Read it whilst in Iraq when there was nothing else to do at night. So good I read it twice back to back.
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Re: Aviation Books to read

Postby paulh » Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:54 pm

Picked up a copy of 'Buccaneer Boys' at the weekend from The Works in Grimsby priced at £7.00 :thumb:
I'm sure they will be available at their other outlets as well.

I also see they are available online at that price plus postage if anyone is interested.
(not started reading it yet).

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Re: Aviation Books to read

Postby Ryan22 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:39 pm

I picked up 'Tornado Boys' by Ian Hall and like the 'Lightning/Jaguar/Buccaneer etc Boys' titles, it is excellent. Done in a chronological format starting with the development flights through to fairly recent operations, the accounts from various pilots/WSOs/ground crew give a broad experience of the amazing Tonka and life on their relative squadrons. Some cracking photos to marvel at too. Well worth a read.

Re: Aviation Books to read

Postby MRTT » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:29 pm

Would also recommend 'Tornado Boys'- an excellent book! Has probably been mentioned before but I'd recommend 'Airshow' by Graham Hurley.
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Re: Aviation Books to read

Postby scottoz8 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:36 am

just finished reading The Fighting Cocks, an excellent read ,especially WW!, no armour,gyro sights, Sidewinder etc, along with
osprey;s 43 sqn great stuff

Re: Aviation Books to read

Postby nickowen » Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:20 pm

I have just re-read 'Fate is the Hunter' by Ernest K Gann. "This is not a war story - and yet it is. Any tale in which the protagonists are so seriously threatened they may lose their lives demands an enemy capable of destruction."
Probably one of the three best books about flying ever written, along with St Exupéry's 'Wind, Sand and Stars' and 'Sagittarius Rising' by Cecil Lewis.
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Re: Aviation Books to read

Postby panta615 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:47 pm

I can highly recommend 'None Braver' by Michael Hirch.

A fantastic read that's well written and pretty inspiring too.
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