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on 19 April 2017
Growing up at RAF Binbrook amongst other bases the pilots were officers, and we were mere mortals, refreshing to see that rank aside they were just mere mortals too with a job to do and the same fears and feelings we all have, just a different set of problems and solutions
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on 8 April 2012
For those who are interested in aircraft, especially the military aircraft of the RAF, there are many books available especially technical, about the physical hardware, but Richard Pike brings together tales from the actual pilots who flew this iconic aircraft, the English Electric Lightning. In this book there are tales where the pilots risked their lives, and tales that will bring a smile to your face. By reading this book you will get a seat of the pants picture of the Lightning aircraft, and in the process gain a deeper knowledge of this great machine, and perhaps visit the real thing on display at many museums such as RAF Cosford with the P1A prototype Lightning, or ZF579 being restored at the Gatwick Air Museum.
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on 5 May 2017
I was in the RAF for most of my 22 years with the lightning and the book brought back many happy memories and a few sad ones as well. But all in all it gave great pleasure and is very well written.
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on 15 November 2016
Superb read and well worthy of my collection.
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on 31 July 2017
Bought for my father who used to work on them, very informative and he loved it!
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on 22 April 2017
As expected.
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on 1 June 2017
A great read if you are interested in avation.
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on 10 September 2017
Funny stuff with typical RAF stiff upper lip humour
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on 28 August 2017
Enjoyable accounts of some unusual occurrences for pilots of this iconic aircraft. Bit of an eye opener on how many caught fire!!
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on 30 March 2017
An interesting read, containing facts about the Lightning and the Men who flew it. Well worth buying.
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