This original and continually entertaining biography, drawing on previously unpublished family and archival material, shows the author in complete command of his primary subject: flying. A leading ex-RAF fighter pilot, he flew the Lightning, Phantom, Tornado F2/3 and other high-performance aircraft, and served in senior-ranking positions in the UK, Germany and the US. During a varied and distinguished career he was closely associated with the Eurofighter Typhoon programme and was appointed as the Royal Air Force Inspector of Flight Safety. He ably demonstrated his skill and leadership during the Cold War era, first Gulf War and elsewhere. A past master of The Honourable Company of Air Pilots, he is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and the immediate past vice chairman of the Royal Air Force Club in London. This is an action-packed account of a foremost flyer’s life with endless good stories, and a colourful cast of characters to match.
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