Friday, October 7, 2011

Fighter Pilot

Robin Olds was a fighter pilot whose career spanned three wars, from flying P-38s and P-51s over France, Holland and Germany, to F-4 Phantoms over Vietnam. The biography written by his daughter and fellow fighter pilot Ed Rasimus was largely taken from extensive notes that Robin had kept.

The story that unfolds gives an insight into the act now, get permission later kind of aggressive attitude so common in fighter pilots, and to the qualities it takes to lead such men into combat.

It's a story well worth the read.

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