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The Lightning Boys by Richard Pike,
This review is from: The Lightning Boys: True Tales from Pilots of the English Electric Lightning (Hardcover)
The Lightning Boys by Richard Pike
Each chapter in this book is written by a past pilot of the Lightning fighter and reflects some of their experiences during that time. It is written in language that even I as a layman can understand and enjoy. Each event (chapter) gives the reader an insight into the trials and pleasures of flying this aircraft and reflects the love of both the aircraft and flying that these pilots have.
Once you have picked up this book it is very difficult to put it down again.
Richard Pike has done an excellent job in encouraging the writers and compiling their stories into one volume. For those who enjoy reading actual stories of flying over the years written by the actual pilots to whom the events took place this is a book for you.