Viper pilot: a memoir of air combat

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Action-packed and breathtakingly authentic, Viper Pilot is the electrifying memoir of one of the most decorated F-16 pilots in American history: U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Dan Hampton, who served for twenty years, flying missions in the Iraq War, the Kosovo conflict, and the first Gulf War.

Both a rare look into the elite world of fighter pilots and a thrilling first-person account of contemporary air combat, Viper Pilot soars--a true story of courage, skill, and commitment that will thrill U.S. Special Forces buffs, aviation and military history aficionados, and fans of the novels of Tom Clancy and Dale Brown.

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display_description From 1986 to 2006, Lt. Col. Dan Hampton was a leading member of the Wild Weasels, the elite Air Force fighter squadrons whose mission is recognized as the most dangerous job in modern air combat. Weasels are the first planes sent into a war zone, flying deep behind enemy lines purposely seeking to draw fire from surface-to-air missiles and artillery. They must skillfully evade being shot down--and then return to destroy the threats, thereby making the skies safe for everyone else to follow. Today these vital missions are more hazardous than direct air-to-air engagement with enemy aircraft. Hampton's record number of strikes on high-value targets make him the most lethal F-16 Wild Weasel pilot in American history. Hampton spearheaded the 2003 invasion of Iraq, leading the first flight of fighters over the border en route to strike Baghdad. In the war that followed, he earned three Distinguished Flying Crosses with Valor. With manned missions rapidly giving way to remote-controlled UAV drones, Viper Pilot may be the last memoir by a true hero of the skies.--From publisher description.
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subject_facet Electronic warfare aircraft -- United States, F-16 (Jet fighter plane), Fighter pilots -- United States -- Biography, Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Aerial operations, American, Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal narratives, American, Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Aerial operations, American, Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Personal narratives, American, United States. -- Air Force -- Biography
title_display Viper pilot : a memoir of air combat
title_full Viper Pilot A Memoir of Air Combat, Viper pilot : a memoir of air combat / Dan Hampton
title_short Viper pilot :
title_sub a memoir of air combat
topic_facet Aerial operations, American, Biography & Autobiography, Electronic warfare aircraft, F-16 (Jet fighter plane), Fighter pilots, Iraq War, 2003-2011, Nonfiction, Persian Gulf War, 1991