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This review is from: The Lightning Boys: True Tales from Pilots of the English Electric Lightning (Hardcover)
I bought this book for my father, who is a lightning pilot. He loves it as it shows lightning flying from an often unpublicised perspective. While I wouldn't say I'm a flying enthusiast, I found this book completely compelling. Each short story gives a glimpse into an unusual event that has happened to the pilot, often near death, certainly life changing. While these stories by their nature are exceptional, I loved the atmosphere created throughout the book, giving me an insight into my father's working life as a pilot and the bravery shown by these men and women. I highly recommend this read to everyone!