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The Lightning Boys: True Tales from Pilots of the English Electric Lightning Audiobook

The Lightning Boys: True Tales from Pilots of the English Electric Lightning

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Publisher's Summary

According to a recent international study, the Lightning is the fifth most popular military aircraft of all time. It has many thousands of devotees who are a ready market for this timely and entertaining book which, with over 20 individual stories from former Lightning pilots, relates the highs and lows, and the dramas and the demands of those who operated this iconic aircraft from the sharp end.

Tales include the recollections of an aerobatic display pilot, an implausible yet true account of telepathic communication, and an extraordinary episode when a Lightning pilot on an exchange program with the French Air Force became embroiled in a mid-air collision. An unverified yet probably genuine world record is revealed in one of the chapters. The style, scope, and pace of this book will appeal to the general listener as well as to the enthusiast.

©2011 Grub Street Publishing LTD (P)2015 Grub Street Publishing LTD

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  • Josh Boyle
    3/09/16
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    "Fantastic portrayal of life in the cockpit"

    Another excellent book to listen to. Because it is stories by various people but sometimes suffers from not the best storytellers. However, the best storytellers more than make up for it and are in the vast majority.

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  • Chris M
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    22/10/15
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    "Excellent"

    A wonderful, well written collection of short stories/anecdotes from (predominantly) RAF Lightening pilots.

    Great read, perfect narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • steve
    24/08/16
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    "good"

    loved this book as I love the lighting when I was at atc cadet camp in 84 at RAF Binbrook...

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  • J. Moore
    Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    26/04/16
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    "Excellent story of a fantastic aircraft"

    Although Chapter 17 was a bit weird. Otherwise really fantastic collection of stories. Definitely recommended

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