It was pretty humbling to learn of the contribution I had made. From 1986 to 2006, Lt. I must admit I got a little lost in technical bits occasionally, but this book is as close to flying a fighter jet as I will ever come. Also, in an era where many rear echelon generals are in charge of the mili Riveting read! This is not just a book about flight, as Lt. Arrogant doesn't even begin to describe the tinted glasses he wears.
Auf der ersten Seite steht die Widmung: »Hab den Mut zu leben, denn sterben kann jeder. The author writes with such incredible detail that you feel as though you are in the cockpit next to him. The book was informative and entertaining and I'm certainly glad I selected it. Dan Hampton served in the United States Air Force for twenty years 1986-2006. One of my favorite lines is where 2Dogs thanks a tanker pilot who flew into the war zone to rescue him, as the F-16 was coasting on fumes. Maybe his lack of interest would be a good thing - I've been trading off the encouragement of reading anything, even war stories against exposing him to the world of militarism. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Ret.
As every other word was fuck this and fuck that it was completely inappropriate for me to read it to him. Marine unit from certain death by taking out the surrounding enemy forces near Nasiriyah. Hampton's record number of strikes on high-value targets make him the most lethal F-16 Wild Weasel pilot in American history. He made me feel as though I was viewing the scenes and events through his eyes. Do not miss this one! Dan Hampton From A GoodReads giveaway.
A thrilling true story of courage and commitment rife with excitement, danger, and glory, Viper Pilot is one remarkable man's tale of what's like to be a true hero of the skies. Hampton also makes no bones about how he feels about Washington politicans that attempt to understand the applications of military power but many times fail futility. I also appreciate that Hampton wrote this himself and never included any classified information regarding personnel, missions or locations. He also reveals what it takes both mentally and physically to become the best of the best. These guys are incredibly gifted on every level, no doubt about it, but not so keen on big picture reflection. For his service in the Iraq War, the Kosovo conflict, and the first Gulf War, he received three Distinguished Flying Crosses with Valor, a Purple Heart, seven Air Force Medals with Valor, four Meritorious Service Medals, and numerous other citations.
There was a lot of technical information about combat aviation and the aircraft used by these pilots but I felt that this was important to the story he told. One of those books you pick up during a slow moment in the office, thinking you'll read a couple of pages, only to get so engrossed in the story, you end up spending an hour or more reading. That's just the way it is with those guys - if you have a problem with it, then don't spend time with their stories. I doubt that my son will pick it up when I toss it on his desk, casually, so as not to suggest that I care one way or another if he reads it, and all the while secretly hoping that he does read it. He is the author of the national bestsellers Viper Pilot and Lords of the Sky, as well as a novel, The Mercenary.
Today these vital missions are more hazardous than direct air-to-air engagement with enemy aircraft. Weasels are the first planes sent into a war zone, flying deep behind enemy lines purposely seeking to draw fire from surface-to-air missiles and artillery. If I hadn't had a lifelong fascination with airplanes I probably wouldn't have stuck this one out. Weasels are the first planes sent into a war zone, flying deep behind enemy lines purposely seeking to draw fire from surface-to-air missiles and artillery. I could not put the book down when I started to read the real life story of this amazing man who not only lived through every mission and ordeal, but wrote about each mission as if he can recall every detail that happened at every moment within that mission. The story of Dan Hampton's air force career is filled with cockpit narratives of electronic warfare and aerial combat, and much discussion of training and education and career building in the air force.
In the war that followed, he earned three Distinguished Flying Crosses with Valor. Dan spearheaded the 2003 invasion of Iraq, leading the first flight of fighters over the boarder and deep into Iraq and Baghdad and also has several awards for tactical innovation. They must skillfully evade being shot down—and then return to destroy the threats, thereby making the skies safe for everyone else to follow. Read the biography of Robin Olds for a better view of fighter pilots. But he is far to full of himself. First- we succeeded in the gulf wars because we had trained to fight a super power Russia.
These were so descriptive that you felt a part of the event. Hampton, to you and all your comrades. Dan Hampton for he and others like him are the true American heroes. And, while that is a very different life than a commercial airline pilot, it does lend some insight into control of such a high-precision piece of machinery, and the pressure to have such control, the likes of which most people will never know. Reading this book truly makes you appreciate the men and women who serve in the Armed Forces and all that they do for people like you and I.