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Old 8th Oct 2013, 21:44
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If historical military aviation is eligible, too, Derek Robinson would be on my recommendation list.
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Old 10th Oct 2013, 01:11
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Defector by David Gledhill

Defector is a pacy thriller which reflects the intrigue of The Cold War. It takes you into the cockpit of the Phantom fighter jet with the realism that can only come from an author who has flown operationally in the NATO Central Region.
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Old 18th Oct 2013, 15:54
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Shamelessly recommending my books:

The Life of Captain Reilly The Life of Captain Reilly
parts 1 & 2
 From Russia with Stuff From Russia with Stuff

They'll take the gloss of anyone's view of modern commercial aviation -- essential reading for prospective cadets eager to hand over 100K to a flight school!


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Old 18th Oct 2013, 16:36
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"Ryanair Customer Service Manual"

(sorry, gets hat, coat, shuffle to the door)
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Old 18th Oct 2013, 17:29
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The world's shortest book, perhaps?
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Old 28th Jan 2015, 17:01
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The Damocles Plot, Flight 935 Do You Read, The Sommerville Case. All by Julien Evans, all available on Kindle.
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Old 29th Jan 2015, 09:12
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I recommend the Bandy Papers, 9 novels documenting the exploits of a WWI fighter ace named Bartholomew Wolfe Bandy. Author is Donald Jack, I found some available on Kobo, otherwise secondhand copies are available.
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Old 29th Jan 2015, 14:33
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James Salter
The Hunters The Hunters
Highly recommended.. no-one better at bringing air combat in the jet age (F-86s in Korea) to life..
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Old 11th Apr 2015, 14:07
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If I'm allowed to push my own novels I have three out there now:
Defector - RAF Germany Defector scenario
Maverick - Rogue attack on the Falklands.
Deception - Beirut COMAO on the lines of Pulsator in the 80s.

All on Amazon
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Old 11th May 2015, 06:17
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Re Derek Robinson ... yes indeed - and to see the humorous side of WW1 air combat don't miss his Goshawk Squadron. I just wish someone would make it into a movie!
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Old 11th May 2015, 09:06
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I really would like to second the recommendation from late January,

The Bandy Papers are a superb series: good research and laden with wonderful humour. Everyone's different but these are the rarest of gems for me. Laugh out loud funny.

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Old 11th May 2015, 10:10
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Anybody remembers reading Robert Jackson's WW2 air thrillers? They were basically what I progressed onto after Biggles!

I probably last had a book by him in my hands about 30yrs ago but the name came back instantly.

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Old 11th May 2015, 20:25
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"Tuesdays War" by David Fiddemore, one in a series of 5 books, all very good, but I thought this was the best.
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Old 12th May 2015, 00:07
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Apollo 11 biographies

Michael Collins - "Carrying The Fire"

"Buzz" Aldrin - "Return To Earth"
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Old 17th May 2015, 07:45
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Following Geehovah's lead, here's one I wrote earlier...

Bomber Boys - a Ghost Story
Amazon Amazon
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Old 18th May 2015, 22:29
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Any Garth Wallace book.
Happy landings.

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Old 19th May 2015, 14:56
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Originally Posted by barit1 View Post
Michael Collins - "Carrying The Fire"

"Buzz" Aldrin - "Return To Earth"
I really hope that neither of those are fiction.

Another favourite of mine - short, well written, beautifully illustrated, is The Shepherd by Frederick Forsyth.

Very similar writing to Nevil Shute, who I mentioned on this thread 2 years ago, would be Arthur C Clarke's novel "Glide Path".

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Old 19th May 2015, 17:25
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Sorry, Genghis, I lost the plot. Both Collins' and Aldrin's books are Non-fiction.
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