I sat on this for most of the summer but once I started it, I couldnt turn it off. Makes me proud to say my tax dollars went to support the Wild Weasels. Thank You Lt. Col. Hampton for your service to our country.
I enjoyed tremendously Hampton's style of writing, the humour he inserted, and the excellent way he depicted the experiences he had. I would love to let my children read about these kinds of stories, because the history and knowledge they can gain is tremendous. However, the use of the F Bomb is so excessive in this book that there is no way I can hand this book down. That is the ONLY reason I gave it less then 5 stars!
Although I did not finish the book, the part of flying with the Egyptians, especially when he was telling his protege' to keep his nose up, was one of the best parts!
It does not matter if you are a pilot, or simply flight enthusiast that fell in love of idea of modern air combat, you will enjoy every second of this book. Highly recommended!
buckle up and hang on this is the most amazing Combat Aviation book of its kind and sets the bar for anything to follow!
I really liked this book. engaging throughout, with just the right balance of humor, technical aspects, and personal dedication for what it takes to fly an f16 and take it to the enemy!
I worked as a maintainer on those pretty F-16's. Awesome to read about attacking Balad airbase before I took up residence in the former MiG hangars.
Very interesting story on the life of an elite combat pilot. Gives good background on the pilot training and good stories of war experiences. The reader does a very nice job with the text.