Viper Pilot: A Memoir of Air Combat (Hardcover)

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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.

Praise For…

“Offers a gripping cockpit view of modern air combat ... Hampton is a vivid writer and an unabashed warrior. ... An outstanding work.”
-Booklist (starred review)

Viper Pilot is an awesome adrenaline rush. If you love action packed modern day war stories then strap yourself in and get ready for a gut-wrenching, g-force defying thrill ride!”
-ALEX KERSHAW, New York Times bestselling author of THE FEW

Viper Pilot is fantastic. Lt. Col. Dan Hampton offers a personal, irreverent, no-holds-barred look into the life of an Air Force fighter pilot. A great read!”
-DALE BROWN, former USAF Captain and New York Times bestselling author of A Time for Patriots

Viper Pilot is an instant aviation classic. Dan Hampton’s thrilling portrayals of combat missions kept me glued to the story, and he has captured the essence of Wild Weasel fighter operations as no one has before.”

“Dan Hampton’s Viper Pilot truly impressed me--if you’re a combat vet, it’s sweaty palms again; if not, strap in and get ready. Filled with lots of action, here’s a real and up-close look at modern fighter combat, told straight from the cockpit.”
-COLONEL JACKSEL BROUGHTON (USAF, Ret.), recipient of the Air Force Cross for extraordinary heroism and author of Rupert Red Two: A Fighter Pilot's Life

“Hampton’s one of the most decorated pilots in Air Force history... we may never see his like again”
-New York Post

“A rare riveting memoir of a highly-decorated fighter pilot that’s packed with grit, swagger-and great humor. Do not miss this one!”
-W.E.B. GRIFFIN & WILLIAM E. BUTTERWORTH IV, bestselling authors of The Spymasters and Empire and Honor

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062130358
ISBN-10: 0062130358
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2012
Pages: 336
Language: English