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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:10 pm    Post subject: heart of the storm Reply with quote

I recently read and really enjoyed: Heart of the Storm : My Adventures as a Helicopter Rescue Pilot and Commander, by Edward Fleming.

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During his 30 years in the Air Force and Air National Guard, Fleming made a career of descending from the sky to pluck disaster victims from the jaws of floods, storms, sharks and polar white-outs. His gripping memoir vividly illustrates how tenuous the life of a deus ex machina can be. Fleming recalls the tragic and sometimes gruesome deaths of unlucky colleagues who succumbed to the elements and recounts hair-raising missions that often took place at night, flown through hazardous weather (including the vicious nor
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:12 am    Post subject: heart of the storm Reply with quote

I just read Heart of the Storm a couple of months ago too. I borrowed it from the library - not sure I'd spend the money on it - but I enjoyed it.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you get a chance read "Low Level Hell" by LtC. Hugh Mills Ret.

A great account of flying OH-6 scout helicopters in Vietnam.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should also read Rattler One-Seven. It is a Vietnam helicopter pilots war story, by Chuck Gross. A very good book.
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