Friday, May 12, 2017 - 05:25 PM UTC
Fonthill Media is to publish “Time Flies” by David Hamilton which is a modern fighter pilot’s narrative of his exploits during the Cold War and the first Gulf War.
Time Flies is the reflections of a David Hamilton and is a detailed insight into the exploits of a RAF pilot from the cockpit and in command in the air, on land and at sea. The story covers interceptions of Soviet bombers off Iceland to defending Saudi Arabia in Gulf War One. This gripping biography follows the author’s thirty-year career operating Lightning’s defending the UK, F-4 Phantoms from HMS Ark Royal and defending the Inner German Border (IGB) as well as commanding a Tornado F3 squadron, including a deployment to Saudi Arabia in Gulf War One. The author formulated the operational requirements for the Eurofighter Typhoon, flew with the Red Arrows, served as the deputy station commander at RAF Leuchars and led the Tornado F3 four-ship flypast over Edinburgh Castle as the Stone of Destiny was returned to Scotland on 30 November 1996. A serious study for the aviation enthusiast and military historian, this work is also sumptuously illustrated with rich and candid photographs to inspire modellers.
-An insight into the daily exploits of a fighter pilot during the Cold War and beyond, both from the cockpit and in command
-Reflections on high level staff meetings, including briefing the Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Heseltine, during the formative years of the Eurofighter project
-Details of commanding a Tornado F3 squadron during Gulf War One
-Memoirs of flying with the Red Arrows, including the 1993 tour of the USA
-Profusely illustrated with high-quality photographs
Publication: 25 May 2017
ISBN: 978-1-78155-584-2 - Time Flies - David Hamilton
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