Viper Pilot

Viper Pilot

The Autobiography of One of America's Most Decorated F-16 Combat Pilots

Book - 2012
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "ONE OF THE BEST AIR-COMBAT MEMOIRS OF ALL TIME"* BY "ONE OF THE MOST DECORATED PILOTS IN AIR FORCE HISTORY"+

151 combat missions

21 hard kills on surface -to -air missile sites

4 Distinguished Flying Crosses with Valor

1 Purple Heart

First into a war zone, flying behind enemy lines to purposely draw fire, the wild weasels are elite fighter squadrons with the most dangerous job in the Air Force

One of the greatest aviation memoirs ever written, Viper Pilot is an Air Force legend's thrilling eyewitness account of modern air warfare. For twenty years, Lieutenant Colonel Dan Hampton was a leading member of the Wild Weasels, logging 608 combat hours in the world's most iconic fighter jet: the F-16 "Fighting Falcon," or "Viper." He spearheaded the 2003 invasion of Iraq, leading the first flight of fighters over the border en route to strike Baghdad. Earlier, on 9/11, Hampton's father was inside the Pentagon when it was attacked; with his dad's fate unknown, Hampton was scrambled into American skies and given the unprecedented orders to shoot down any unidentified aircraft. Viper Pilot is an unforgettable look into the closed world of fighter pilots and modern air combat.

* TheDrive.com

+ New York Post

Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, 2012.
ISBN: 9780062130341
9780062130358
Characteristics: 337 p. : ill. : 3 cm.

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