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review From F-4 Phantom to A-10 Warthog: Memoirs of a Cold War Fighter Pilot 103 ☆ ➻ [Reading] ➽ From F-4 Phantom to A-10 Warthog: Memoirs of a Cold War Fighter Pilot By Steven K Ladd ➰ – Dcmdirect.co.uk Fighter pilots Images of Baron Manfred von Richthofen and Eddie Rickenbacker in Ls of a fighter aircraft Phantom to Warthog is a terrific read the legacy of a fighter pilotFighter pilots Images of Baron Manfred von Richthofen and Eddie Rickenbacker in the Great War Johnnie Johnson Robert Stanford Tuck and Richard Bong in the Second World War or Robin Olds in Vietnam all spring to mind Volumes have been written about them past and present Understandably most of these revolve around the skill cunning and bravery that characterizes this distinctive band of brothers but there are other dimensions to those who take to the skies to do battle that have not been given the emphasis they deserve until now You do not have to be an aviation aficionado to enjoy Colonel Steve Ladd's fascinating personal tale woven around his year career as a fighter pilot This extremely engaging account follows a young man from basic pilot training to senior command through the narratives that define a uniue ethos From the United States to Southeast Asia Europe to the Middle East linking the amusing and tongue in cheek to the deadly serious and poignant this is the lifelong journey of a fighter pilot The anecdotes provided are absorbing providing an insight into life as an Air Force pilot but in this book as Colonel Ladd stresses the focus is not on fireworks or stirring tales of derring do Instead this is an articulate and absorbing account of what life is really like among a rare breed of arrogant cocky boisterous and fun loving young men who readily transform into steely professionals at the controls of a fighter aircraft Phantom to Warthog is. Thoroughly good read Very well written and amusing look back over a pretty impressive career to say the least with a combination of great anecdotes plus interesting detail on the types he flew and his assignments I've found that American military pilot autobiographies often read like little than expanded logbook detail complete with endless mission descriptions and verbatim radio conversations but this book is very different in style content and humour Highly recommended

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A terrific read the legacy of a fighter pilotFighter pilots Images of Baron Manfred von Richthofen and Eddie Rickenbacker in the Great War Johnnie Johnson Robert Stanford Tuck and Richard Bong in the Second World War or Robin Olds in Vietnam all spring to mind Volumes have been written about them past and present Understandably most of these revolve around the skill cunning and bravery that characterizes this distinctive band of brothers but there are other dimensions to those who take to the skies to do battle that have not been given the emphasis they deserve until now You do not have to be an aviation aficionado to enjoy Colonel Steve Ladd's fascinating personal tale woven around his year career as a fighter pilot This extremely engaging account follows a young man from basic pilot training to senior command through the narratives that define a uniue ethos From the United States to Southeast Asia Europe to the Middle East linking the amusing and tongue in cheek to the deadly serious and poignant this is the lifelong journey of a fighter pilot The anecdotes provided are absorbing providing an insight into life as an Air Force pilot but in this book as Colonel Ladd stresses the focus is not on fireworks or stirring tales of derring do Instead this is an articulate and absorbing account of what life is really like among a rare breed of arrogant cocky boisterous and fun loving young men who readily transform into steely professionals at the controls of a fighter aircraft Phantom to Warthog is a terrific read the legacy of a fighter pilot. As a retired RAF fighter pilot I found Steve’s book to be a very accurate description of the ups and downs of of a fighter pilots career In particular I enjoyed his covering of social life away from the cockpit the debriefings in the bar and the essential support of his wife There is probably even to tell but thanks for very absorbing read

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