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"...Perhaps it is the early morning chill that awakens them. They are mostly young and enthusiastic - but combat is a maturing process that can change a youth into an adult overnight. ...At last they have suited up and completed the briefing. The weapons are loaded and the aircraft are servicable to fly. The pilots forget the anxieties and tension of the early morning hours. ...The peace of the morning is shattered by the rising crescendo of the engine noise. ...Then they are rolling into a steep dive upon the waiting target. Their hands inside their gloves are sweating; their mouths are dry." Vlamgat is the gripping story of the South African Mirage F1 jet fighter pilots in action during the tense years of the bush war. Their experiences are authentically told with accuracy, humor and pathos - by an author who writes from the cockpit.
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Dick Lord was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and traveled to Britain to join the Royal Navy as an Air Cadet in 1958. In 1959, he qualified as a fighter pilot, flying Sea Venoms and Sea Vixens and serving on board numerous aircraft carriers. He returned to South Africa in the early '70s and joined the SAAF, flying Impalas, Sabres, and Mirage IIIs. During the bush war, he commanded 1 Squadron, flying Mirage F1AZs. Dick Lord is currently at work on his third book, detailing his personal flying experiences while serving with the Fleet Air Arm, the United States Navy and the South African Air Force.Review:
This book is about the Mirage F1 and the men and women who flew and supported it... -- Lt-Gen. Willem Hechter, Chief of the South African Air Force
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Book Description Covos-Day Books, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 302 pages (complete). An excellent book that brings much fascination and thrill for the aircraft-enthusiast and for the casual reader. The dustjacket is good. There is some very light relaxation to the flaps seams. The cover is smart and neat. Inside, there is a previous owner's signature (and PW number) on the frontispage. The contents are very clean, clear and confident. The pages are sure, fast to the spine, well placed. An affectionately maintained book. fkOrders over $70.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Seller Inventory # asby
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