Fighter Pilot is the memoir of legendary ace American fighter pilot and general officer in the U.S. Air Force, Robin Olds.
Robin Olds was a larger-than-life hero with a towering personality. A graduate of West Point and an inductee in the National College Football Hall of Fame for his All-American performance for Army, Olds was one of the toughest college football players at the time. In WWII, Olds quickly became a top fighter pilot and squadron commander by the age of 22—and an ace with 12 aerial victories.
But it was in Vietnam where the man became a legend. He arrived in 1966 to find a dejected group of pilots and motivated them by placing himself on the flight schedule under officers junior to himself, then challenging them to train him properly because he would soon be leading them. Proving he wasn't a WWII retread, he led the wing with aggressiveness, scoring another four confirmed kills, becoming a rare triple ace.
Olds, who retired a brigadier general and died in 2007, was a unique individual whose personal story presents one of the most eagerly anticipated military books in recent memory.
Please note: This ebook edition does not include the photo insert from the print edition.
One of the best books I have ever read. Such a great leader!
Fighter Pilot by Robin Olds
Excellent book. I have read many books in this gender and this will be one of my favorites ever.
Very well written in the sense that you feel you are right there in the middle of the action. You just cannot put it down. You want it to go on forever.
I highly recommend this book to any one in love with airplanes and aviation in general.
A must read for all aviators!
The legendary Robin Olds is the epitome of the fighter pilot stereotype and for good reason. The book is full of a lifetime of incredible experiences as well as tidbits of wisdom relatable for anyone but more specifically military officers.