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5.0 out of 5 stars telling it as it was
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.
Published on 14 Jan. 2011 by dera

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3.0 out of 5 stars A good read spoilt
Could have been so much better if the author had concentrated more on the flying and less on the personal battles he fought during his service.
As someone who served in the RAF around the same period I can agree that he makes some valid criticisms, but the amount of print devoted to the battles he had and enemies he made spoilt an otherwise interesting read. It came...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars telling it as it was, 14 Jan. 2011
This review is from: Flying at the Edge: 20 Years of Front-Line and Display Flying in the Cold War Era (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 at the edge, 20 Mar. 2011
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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 flying lover, 14 Mar. 2012
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Flying at the Edge, 15 Sept. 2012
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One of the best books on flying written in recent years. A 'Warts and All' account of flying a variety of aircraft, from Chipmunk to supersonic Lightning,in the 50's, 60's and 70's. Tony Doyle is to be congratulated on this magnificent effort. A reading 'must'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A controversial but excellent book, 29 Dec. 2013
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Tony Doyle had a fascinating career in the RAF. He was outspoken and often disagreed with 'the system'. One can enjoy his account of his flying activities and one can also see how self-protecting senior officers in the RAF had become.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good read spoilt, 9 Oct. 2014
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Could have been so much better if the author had concentrated more on the flying and less on the personal battles he fought during his service.
As someone who served in the RAF around the same period I can agree that he makes some valid criticisms, but the amount of print devoted to the battles he had and enemies he made spoilt an otherwise interesting read. It came across more as a crusade to right some wrongs and expose a few of his critics than an account of his accomplished flying career.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting history lesson of the Air Force Post WWII throughout the cold war, 8 Oct. 2014
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My own career as an Early Warning RADAR technician from 70 to 83 and a BAE Rapier technical advisor for SOAF from 83-87, It was a good read. My uncle flew as Aircrew during the war rose to the rank of Flt/Lt during the cold war after flying Meteors, F86/4's and latterly the Vulcan. I thoroughly enjoyed this book as it gave me differing aspects of a life I loved. The writing had some duplications but overall aspects of humour and tension made it a good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ... Tony starts of just wanting to fly in the best flying club in the world but the story is ..., 1 Oct. 2014
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This is a very underrated book Tony starts of just wanting to fly in the best flying club in the world but the story is just so much more you're sitting in the cockpit with the excitement and tension with the aero's just read and enjoy
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read for anyone interested in flying and the RAF, 18 Sept. 2014
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Good read for anyone interested in flying and the RAF. Confirms the rather unsettling poor organisation and general apathy of the Royal Air Force during that period as told by so many other aircrew officers who served at that time.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting book but not necessarily the best available., 25 Mar. 2014
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An interesting book but not necessarily the best available on the trials and tribulations of post-WW2 / Cold War RAF pilots..
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