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Flying and Other Stories from the Old and Bold

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  • Published: August 2016
  • Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 66
  • Size: 6x9
  • ISBN: 9781524515560
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This book is not about flying only, it includes little known stories about some amazing characters—including the Earl of Bandon (senior RAF officer), Tony Svensson (well-known test pilot), and Ginger Lacey (WWII fighter ace)—all of whom were personally known to John Daly. John reminisces on his experiences of flying multiple types of aircraft with the Royal Air Force in the 1950s and 1960s, first as a fighter pilot on the front line of defence in Germany in the Cold War and subsequently on photo reconnaissance duties in the Middle East and Africa. Of the four other authors, Angus Cameron provides some descriptions of war-time bomber operations against Germany, and Graham Neil recalls two occasions when he closely avoided sudden death. Jim Flemming’s tale of a “dead stick” landing from 70,000 feet in USA gives one palpitations, and Peter Larard’s firsthand observations on flying operations in Vietnam are most penetrating. It has a wealth of humour to match the characters who appear in these pages. All aircrew will find this book informative, and everyone will find it interesting and entertaining. Any profits from the sale of this book will be passed to the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

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