Books about the FAA worth reading

#1
Can anyone suggest some good books to read abouot the FAA? I'm waiting for my invitation to BRNC, looking for some reading material before I go, especially those in the Pilot/Observer role.
 
#2
:wink: :wink: Sailor in the Air , Bit of a Tiff , Phoenix Squadron , Hms Leviathan . From the cockpit " Buccaneer Mk I" :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
#4
Sharkey Wards', Sea Harrier over the Falklands.

Excellent read by the CO of 801 NAS.

Then there is 'Special Forces Pilot', Richard Hutchings. Wessex 5 pilot during the Falklands campaign.

'Rescue 194' Search and rescue helicopter exploits.

The last two will give you a good insight into rotary wing ops in the FAA.
 
#10
Waspie said:
Sharkey Wards', Sea Harrier over the Falklands.

Excellent read by the CO of 801 NAS.
Mmmm, a good book on the conflict spoilt by Ward's arrogant rants and personal prejudices towards his command chain, peers, the RAF, life, the universe and virtually anyone who wasn't on 801; it also contains several factual errors.

A far more personal and balanced account of SHAR ops during the war is imho 'Hostile Skies' by Dave Morgan.

Regards,
MM
 
#11
Magic_Mushroom said:
Waspie said:
Sharkey Wards', Sea Harrier over the Falklands.

Excellent read by the CO of 801 NAS.
Mmmm, a good book on the conflict spoilt by Ward's arrogant rants and personal prejudices towards his command chain, peers, the RAF, life, the universe and virtually anyone who wasn't on 801; it also contains several factual errors.

A far more personal and balanced account of SHAR ops during the war is imho 'Hostile Skies' by Dave Morgan.

Regards,
MM
Don't do balanced and personal. :lol:

Give me a good biased - opinionated read any day.

But he does get the point across that it isn't all silk scarf's and bandits at 12-o-clock. Nice long alerts on deck, shit weather and paperwork, war or not.

I'll keep my eyes out for 'Hostile Skies' though.
 
#12
Nuts, Zoo FHM & Loaded. Mostly what spoon fed growbags read between sortie 1 and the three days off before sortie 2 of the week!!! :)

Sharkies book is good, especially the Crab baiting bits!!!!
 
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