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Thirty Thousand feet and nothing on the clock,
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)
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.
Two minor carps - I found the more measured articles from John Severne's collection spoilt the immediacy of impact of all the other stories and one, but only one, longer story with a number of repetitions had escaped the editorial pruning shears. But if you want a cracking good read which generates disbelief, incredulity and admiration in equal measures, this is the book for you. And there must be many more such collections just waiting to be collated.
The price is exceptionally good and all proceeds (not just profits) go to RAF Charities and Help for Heroes. So pass the word to everyone you know who is a pilot, wanted or wants to be a pilot or has put up with being a pilot's partner. However, you will have to go to the publisher's site to order as Amazon has yet to stock it. Belay the last pipe - now available through Amazon!