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5.0 out of 5 stars Thirty Thousand feet and nothing on the clock
Blessed (I think!) to know the Editors and a number of the contributors, I found this a great read - one I had difficulty putting down. The format of many short articles does, however, allow one to put it aside for a few minutes to re-connect with reality before plunging back again into the exciting, occasionally shambolic, life of the military pilot.

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Published on 24 Jan 2012 by df94d

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3.0 out of 5 stars Okay but with reservations
I was surprised to read only five star reviews for Out of the Blue. The book has short stories in the style of bar room anecdotes and ripping yarns. Many beers were drunk after unfortunate incidents (oh what fun!). Some incidents are quite interesting, many are just plain childish. Many chapters are also just copied from Silvered Wings by John Severne. I have already read...
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book for those interested in British military flying in the Cold War era, 7 Dec 2013
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This review is from: Out of the Blue: The Sometimes Scary and Often Funny World of Flying in the Royal Air Force, as Told by Some of Those Who Were There (Paperback)
Great bedtime reading. All short stories/anecdotes so you can pick it up and read a bit any time. akes you realise that serving in the RAF could be an edgy business, even in peacetime.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Boom!, 5 Dec 2013
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Mr. L. R. Hales "pancake maker" (cradley heath, uk) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Out of the Blue: The Sometimes Scary and Often Funny World of Flying in the Royal Air Force, as Told by Some of Those Who Were There (Paperback)
Some really exciting incidents in this book, just as good for non RAF types also. Try it, you should like it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars smooth, 11 Oct 2013
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This review is from: Out of the Blue: The Sometimes Scary and Often Funny World of Flying in the Royal Air Force, as Told by Some of Those Who Were There (Paperback)
excellent work, most readable, its just a shame that trips in the lightning's in south Africa have now stopped! enough said!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good but short book., 3 Oct 2013
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M. E. Finch "MrEssex" (Essex) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Out of the Blue: The Sometimes Scary and Often Funny World of Flying in the Royal Air Force, as Told by Some of Those Who Were There (Paperback)
Good read and some very amusing stories.

A little short but glad some of the money is going to Help for Heroes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Out of the Blue, 15 Sep 2013
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Welder Bob "welderbob" (Stellenbosch, South Africa) - See all my reviews
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Couldn't put this book down! Since finishing it it has been lent out to a number of ex-RAF friends, all of whom nodded sagely and said that they had heard similar tales! Do we really pay these guys to fly, or should they pay us?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Out of the blue, 27 Jun 2013
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Out of the blue,
One of the best short anadotal collections of modern RAF flying that I have come across, fun and fear in the stories and I'm sure, there but for the grace of God and so on
Top read that you have pick up and read again
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read, 25 Mar 2013
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Easy read, thought it might have had a bit from the ground crews perspective though. Maybe something to think about for another edition.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book of Flying Morsels, 20 Feb 2013
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A great format to be able to pick up periodically without having forgotten where you'd got to, and to have a chuckle at some of the escapades those in the RAF have had over the years (although I bet many of them weren't chuckling at the time!). Most the stories are only 1-to-3 pages long, so an ideal length for dipping into an out of. The book also covers a long period of time from a few WWII tales right up to the end of the 90's - as I bet anything more recent might get some people in trouble. Only a few little niggles, and you can't complain about the price or the good causes it supports.

Only one gripe ... Amazon why can't you do the charitable thing and make the book available on Amazon, whilst also letting the RAF Benevolent Fund and Help for Heros get the benefits? - it can't cost Amazon that much and would benefit your customers and help these good causes all in one go...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Certainly the boys with the right stuff, 27 Dec 2012
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Great book of short 2-4 page accounts of what really went on behind the scenes with the RAF pilots of the cold war era. Easy to read and pick up again from where left off, provided you are better at putting it down than I was once started. Howled with laughter at a lot of the stories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!, 31 Dec 2011
This review is from: Out of the Blue: The Sometimes Scary and Often Funny World of Flying in the Royal Air Force, as Told by Some of Those Who Were There (Paperback)
A great little book; some brilliant stories; a must for those with an interest in aviation or just human nature. And it's all in aid of charity.
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