By Robert Prest
‘A stone chilly vintage. the best army aviaton memoirs ever written’ Rowland White, writer of Vulcan 607
‘I basically need to imagine pace, and i'm at six hundred knots in seconds. imagine top and i'm looking at down from a eight-mile-high perch inside of one minute. imagine Freedom and i'm wrested clear of a dank, chilly global, cloud base at three hundred ft, via a short surprise of cloud to emerge right into a golden blue international, one other size, crystal transparent for miles and miles’
Fighter Pilot. Robert Prest had by no means desired to be the rest. or even as a boy he had set his attractions on flying the notable McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom. the massive, twin-engined interceptor provided an impossible to resist mix of air of secrecy, strength and function. Air strive against, strike, gunnery, bombing and rocketry, the F-4 was once jack-of-all-trades, grasp of most.
From the lonely pursuit of Soviet intruders out over the North Sea and strength-sapping high-g dogfights, to keeping quickly response Alert on Germany’s japanese border, able to scramble conflict Flight at a moment’s become aware of, Prest and his fellow aviators stood toe-to-toe with a strong opponent. however the defence of the West got here at a price, and comrades in fingers could pay with their lives.
No different ebook so vividly brings to existence the high-pressure, excessive stakes, high-speed international of an RAF fighter pilot at the chilly conflict frontline. yet it’s greater than that. In taking pictures a feeling of the sweetness and magic of flying, Prest’s ebook ranks aviation classics from writers like Saint-Exupéry, Richard Bach, Cecil Lewis and Ernest Gann.
‘The top e-book I’ve ever examine flying speedy jets for the chilly struggle RAF. either exciting and elegaic, F-4 Phantom makes poetry of complicated, exacting global of the fighter pilot. this is often as shut as you’ll ever get to flying the Phantom yourself.’ Rowland White, writer of Vulcan 607
‘What dawn does for Spitfires and the conflict of england, Robert Prest does for the F-4 Phantom in RAF carrier … beautifully written.’ Royal Aeronautical Society Insight
ideal for enthusiasts of books like Skyfaring, Apache, dawn, twister Down, destiny is the Hunter or Sagittarius Rising