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The Lightning Boys By Richard Pike

The Lightning Boys by Richard Pike

Condition - Very Good
$22.99
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Summary

According to an international study, the Lightning is the fifth most popular military aircraft of all time. This title includes over twenty individual stories from former Lightning pilots, that relates the highs and lows, the dramas and the demands of those who operated this iconic aircraft from the sharp end.

The Lightning Boys Summary

The Lightning Boys: True Tales from Pilots of the English Electric Lightning by Richard Pike

According to a recent international study, the Lightning is the fifth most popular military aircraft of all time. It has many thousands of devotees who are a ready market for this timely and entertaining book which, with over twenty individual stories from former Lightning pilots, relates the highs and lows, the dramas and the demands of those who operated this iconic aircraft from the sharp end. Tales include the recollections of an aerobatic display pilot, an implausible yet true account of telepathic communication, and an extraordinary episode when a Lightning pilot on an exchange programme with the French Air Force became embroiled in a mid-air collision. An unverified yet probably genuine world record is revealed in one of the chapters. In addition to the original photographs that accompany the text, the renowned aviation artist Chris Stone (himself a former Lightning pilot) has provided a unique sketch as well as copies of some of his paintings. The style, scope and pace of the writing in this book will appeal to the general reader as well as to the enthusiast.

Additional information

GOR003358712
9781908117151
190811715X
The Lightning Boys: True Tales from Pilots of the English Electric Lightning by Richard Pike
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Grub Street Publishing
2011-07-14
224
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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