Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:10 pm Post subject: heart of the storm
I recently read and really enjoyed: Heart of the Storm : My Adventures as a Helicopter Rescue Pilot and Commander, by Edward Fleming.
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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Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 5:34 pm Post subject:
You should also read Rattler One-Seven. It is a Vietnam helicopter pilots war story, by Chuck Gross. A very good book. _________________ "When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned shyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."
~Leonardo da Vinci
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