By Robert Prest
‘A stone chilly vintage. the best army aviaton memoirs ever written’ Rowland White, writer of Vulcan 607
‘I in simple terms need to imagine pace, and i'm at six hundred knots in seconds. imagine top and i'm watching down from a eight-mile-high perch inside of one minute. imagine Freedom and i'm wrested clear of a dank, chilly international, cloud base at three hundred toes, via a quick surprise of cloud to emerge right into a golden blue international, one other size, crystal transparent for miles and miles’
Fighter Pilot. Robert Prest had by no means desired to be the rest. or even as a boy he had set his attractions on flying the outstanding McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom. the massive, twin-engined interceptor provided an impossible to resist mixture of air of mystery, strength and function. Air wrestle, strike, gunnery, bombing and rocketry, the F-4 used to be jack-of-all-trades, grasp of most.
From the lonely pursuit of Soviet intruders out over the North Sea and strength-sapping high-g dogfights, to protecting fast response Alert on Germany’s japanese border, able to scramble conflict Flight at a moment’s realize, Prest and his fellow aviators stood toe-to-toe with a robust opponent. however the defence of the West got here at a value, and comrades in fingers may pay with their lives.
No different publication so vividly brings to existence the high-pressure, excessive stakes, high-speed international of an RAF fighter pilot at the chilly battle frontline. yet it’s greater than that. In taking pictures a feeling of the sweetness and magic of flying, Prest’s booklet ranks aviation classics from writers like Saint-Exupéry, Richard Bach, Cecil Lewis and Ernest Gann.
‘The top e-book I’ve ever examine flying quickly jets for the chilly conflict RAF. either exciting and elegaic, F-4 Phantom makes poetry of advanced, exacting international of the fighter pilot. this is often as shut as you’ll ever get to flying the Phantom yourself.’ Rowland White, writer of Vulcan 607
‘What dawn does for Spitfires and the conflict of england, Robert Prest does for the F-4 Phantom in RAF carrier … fantastically written.’ Royal Aeronautical Society Insight
excellent for lovers of books like Skyfaring, Apache, break of day, twister Down, destiny is the Hunter or Sagittarius Rising
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