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Flying at the Edge: 20 Years of Front-Line and Display Flying in the Cold War Era [Illustrated] [Hardcover]

Tony Doyle
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18 Nov 2010
This is the autobiography of an outstanding fighter pilot during his twenty year career with the Royal Air Force. Tony Doyle first flew when in the CCF where he complted a glider course and then a highly-prized Flying Scholarship. This opened the way to joining the RAF and becoming an all-weather tactical fighter pilot flying de Havilland Vampires and Gloster Meteors. At this he excelled and was posted as a flying instructor and then Staff Instructor. This was the age when the Jet Provost was the standard training aircraft. During 1962 he was selected to fly with the newly formed Red Pelicans aerobatic display team and honed his skills as a display pilot. Tony moved to RAF Valley as the new Folland Gnat was being introduced in the training role. This diminutive aircraft was somewhat of a breakthrough and after ironing out several design problems it proved a superb aircraft, being fast and agile. The general public were eager to see this new RAF addition and Tony became its display pilot, flying at open days throughout the UK and Europe. In 1964 Tony converted to the English Electric Lightning, Britain s one and only supersonic fighter, with a top speed in excess of Mach 2 and a ceiling of 50,000 feet. He was posted to Treble One Squadron at Wattisham in October 1964 as part of the Quick Reaction Alert force against potential Russian bomber attacks. Once again he became the Lightning s chosen low-level display pilot and demonstrated it at the 1965 Paris Air Show. Shortly after this he was forced to eject over the North Cornish coast after an engine explosion cause the loss of elevator control. This fascinating account of front-line and display flying goes into considerable detail of the aerodynamic qualities of the types flown, their dangers and advantages. There are many life-threatening incidents and successes that will educate anyone who is interested in flying at the very edge.

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  • Hardcover: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Aviation (18 Nov 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848843666
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848843660
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 16.1 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 473,169 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Flying at the edge 20 Mar 2011
By maxidan
Format:Hardcover
An excellent book from someone I served alongside. Great to see a description of the conditions under which we learned,flew and happily survived.
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5.0 out of 5 stars telling it as it was 14 Jan 2011
By dera
Format:Hardcover
It is clear that tony doyle has been there, seen it and done it all with a great sense of humour as well. Fascinating read for all those interested in military history and true life stories at the cutting edge.
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5.0 out of 5 stars flying lover 14 Mar 2012
By grump
Format:Hardcover
this is one of the best written stories I have read for a long time, and it makes you think that you are flying in the aircraft along side the author at times. thouroughly recommended reading
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