In the world of Air Force Top Guns, few men can compete with U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Dan Hampton. One of the most decorated pilots in American history, Hampton served in the Air Force for 20 years, flying the world’s most iconic fighter plane—the F-16 Fighting Falcon, known to pilots as the “Viper.” Action-packed and breathtakingly authentic, Viper Pilot is Hampton’s electrifying memoir.
Hampton distinguished himself in combat sorties in the first Gulf War and in the conflict in Kosovo. He was one of the flyers scrambled into the skies on 9/11. And in the Iraq War, he saw extensive action as one of the Wild Weasels, an elite cadre of pilots sent into hostile territory to draw enemy fire in order to discover the positions of anti-aircraft weaponry. Hampton recounts thrilling stories of rescuing American soldiers on the ground, evading heat-seeking missiles, and of being wounded in an enemy air strike on his base. And he reveals what it takes mentally and physically to perform at the highest levels of air combat.
Both a rare look into the world of elite fighter pilots and a thrilling first-person account, Viper Pilot is a true story rife with excitement, danger, and glory.
Hardcover Book : 352 pages
Publisher: William Morrow & Co, Inc/Imp of Harcour ( October 02, 2012 )
Item #: 13-631313
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 inches
Product Weight: 15.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Reviewer: Terrance C