Tor Idar Larsen is a published writer and webmaster in both Norwegian and English language. In Norwegian language, he's written "Gladiator", a book about Spitfire pilot Finn Thorsager. This book is translated and published in English via Fontill Media Publishing titled "Viking Spitfire". His second English publication is "Into the Swarm" co-authored with Chris Yeoman. His third English publication is "Mosquito Attack!", a translated and heavily updated book first published in 1945. His fourth English publication is due in 2016, called "Spitfire Glory" deals with the amazing wartime career of Major Leif Lundsten a squadron leader and test pilot With Vickers-Armstrong.
He also self-published a Norwegian WWII novel called "Myggstikkerne" (Mosquitobiters) in 2013 which tells the story a flight of Mosquito pilots in 1943. A follow up to this book is in the works loosely titled "En helvetes ålreit krig" ("Hell of a decent war") and deals With a Spitfire squadron in 1942.
His main inspiration comes from Norwegian authors Cato Guhnfeldt and Kjell Hallbing, but also from English novelist Derek Robinson.
He's written several articles for Norwegian aviation magazines, as well as British aviation magazines. He writes and photographs for own his website dedicated to historic aviation called spitfirepilots.com, which primarily put focus on the fighter pilots of WWII. The websites own Facebook page got over 13 000 likes.
He's also part of the Norwegian Spitfire Foundation which operates a Harvard, a Norseman and a P-51 Mustang on the European airshow circuit. www.norwegianspitfire.com