Sit down and strap yourself in for an exhilarating ride to the sound barrier and beyond with a real life Topgun!
Mac Tucker, or 'Serge' to use his callsign name, is one of an elite group of men trained to fly F-18 jets. Now, for the first time, Serge takes you behind the scenes of the fighter pilot world to reveal what it's really like.
Find out how it feels to be shot at by SAS snipers, to be lost in a $50 million jet over Northern Australia with nothing but car lights to guide you home, to rupture your sinuses while flying, to inadvertently bomb a yacht and to face death on an almost daily basis. Relive the adventures of a real-life Top Gun and find out what it takes to become part of this elite force.
From the Pentagon to the South China Sea, the deserts of Australia to the wars of the Middle East, this book is as action-packed as it is entertaining.
Sit back and strap yourself in for an exhilarating ride to the sound barrier and beyond with Mac Tucker, an Australian fighter pilot and real life Top Gun.
About the Author
Serge is now retired from the air force. He is a farmer in the Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, where he lives a self-sustainable lifestyle with his wife and two children on their property 'Bovarna' (Heaven for Cows). When not mending fences he can be found attempting to herd cattle back through previously mended fences. Serge holds a Masters degree in Aviation Industry Management and manages a consulting and training company in Canberra Australia. Serge flies anything he can get his hands on between Hang Gliders and Jumbos and enjoys participating in extreme sports.
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Comments about Fighter Pilot:
I always wondered what life would be like as a fighter pilot in Australia's modern air force, now I know. The book describes the author's journey from beginnings at an airshow through to the high excitement and dangers of flying military aircraft, for example as a new young gun in a F-18 Hornet on night exercise in the pitch black of Australia's Top End. I loved the candid, 'no-bulldust' style, which is a breath of fresh air for this type of book. As you'd expect from a fighter pilot, the author, (known as 'Serge' to his RAAF mates), doesn't pull his punches. If you're a defence bureaucrat, or someone who likes fighting their battles from afar using only electronic eyes and without a g-suit squeezing the blood up your torso, take a deep breath before you read this. Finally, the laughing at the antics had me out of breath!
Comments about Fighter Pilot:
An amazing story of one mans dream becoming a reality. This book was action packed from the get go and had me in stitches mmore often than not. Once I started reading I couldn't stop. 5/5
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st August 2012
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1