Author(s): Philip Keeble
Patrolling the Cold War Skies: Reheat Sunset is of adventure and daredevil hijinks set within the framework of the Cold War and told through the lens of the RAF ‘Pilot’s Flying Log Book’. Philip Keeble’s logbooks cover ten types of aircraft from 1965 when he learned to fly in a Chipmunk trainer – with headings ‘Death Dive’, ‘How to (Nearly) Lose a Student’ and ‘Stratospheric’ – right through to flying the Bulldog, Jet Provost, Folland Gnat, Canberra, Jaguar, Hawk, Hunter, Phantom and Tornado F3 fighter in 1994.
These true tales are told as anecdotal yarns, ones that put flesh on those logbook bare bones in an exciting, amusing and self-deprecating way. Gripping narratives stir up memories of escapades and the events leading up to them. Exciting sorties, dangerous emergencies, stupid moments, funny occurrences and operational practices, but also stories that contain the balance and contrast of operating in the Cold War. The author got into more than a few scrapes. He flew very high, very low and very fast with a foolhardiness that at times was culpable and shocking...
|248 x 172 mm
|15 May 2017
|65 colour photographs