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Hunter Boys By Richard Pike

Hunter Boys

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From Richard Pike, author of Grub Street's best-selling Lightning Boys series, comes The Hunter Boys, a fascinating insight into the experiences of those who flew the iconic Hawker Hunter an aircraft known affectionately to many as 'Queen of the Skies'.

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Hunter Boys: True Tales from Pilots of the Hawker Hunter by Richard Pike

From Richard Pike, author of Grub Street's best-selling Lightning Boys series, comes The Hunter Boys, a fascinating insight into the experiences of those who flew the iconic Hawker Hunter an aircraft known affectionately to many as 'Queen of the Skies'. In fifteen separate chapters, pilots' stories of the dramas and demands of this incredible aircraft, which changed the future of fighter development, are related in distinctive style, including experiences of the legendary test pilot Neville Duke. One chapter details the remarkable tale of a pilot who flew an unauthorised sortie under London's Tower Bridge at the time of the 50th anniversary of the Royal Air Force. In another, the realities of war are recounted in a poignant personal account taken from diaries penned at the time of the 1971 Indo/Pakistan conflict. Further chapters describe individual experiences of flying in places as diverse as Aden, Gibraltar, Jordan and Kenya. The exceptional performance of this aircraft is evident throughout as is its well-renowned lengthy service life with the RAF and internationally. The scope, flair and pace of the writing in this book will appeal to the general reader as well as to the enthusiast.

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About Richard Pike


Richard Pike joined the Royal Air Force in August 1961 when he became a flight cadet at the RAF College, Cranwell. He began his forty-year professional flying career on the English Electric Lightning then went on to fly the F4 Phantom and a number of other aircraft types. On leaving the RAF he became a civilian helicopter pilot flying the Sikorsky S61 for the North Sea oil industry as well as in the search and rescue and other roles. His duties took him to a wide variety of destinations, including the Falklands and Kosovo. In Kosovo he was involved with the humanitarian distribution by helicopter of emergency food aid supplied under the auspices of the United Nations World Food Programme. That was his last job as a pilot. Since his retirement from flying he has written eight books. He and his wife Sue live in Aberdeenshire from where they visit their three children and seven grandchildren in various parts of the United Kingdom.

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GOR006560863
Hunter Boys: True Tales from Pilots of the Hawker Hunter by Richard Pike
Richard Pike
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Grub Street Publishing
2014-05-23
192
1909808032
9781909808034
N/A
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