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Viper Pilot: A Memoir of Air Combat

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Great Read

I was impressed with the story and with the author's literary skills in portraying the complexities of air combat in heavily defended areas. I was an Air Force fighter pilot, but a generation earlier. Like the author, I too "have seen the elephant" in Vietnam. (You'l...
I was impressed with the story and with the author's literary skills in portraying the complexities of air combat in heavily defended areas. I was an Air Force fighter pilot, but a generation earlier. Like the author, I too "have seen the elephant" in Vietnam. (You'll have to read the book if you don't know what that phrase means.) Like all true fighter jocks, Lt Col Hampton has little use for staff weenies and ticket punchers looking for another promotion. He makes that crystal clear throughout the book.

The author displays a sense of humor, albeit at times somewhat sarcastic and irreverant, that reminded me of John Corey, Nelson DeMille's fictional NY counter-terrorist detective. Actually, this made the book far more interesting and readable.

The author did an excellent job of walking the fine line between telling a fascinating tale while necessarily preserving classified information on aircraft equipment, software and tactics. His point that UAV's, like the Predator and others, are unlikely to survive in a hostile air environment must be impressed upon the current Administration, which appears to be totally enamored with them. There will always be a need for strike fighters and weasels and especially for guys like Dan Hampton to help the troops on the ground. Sierra Hotel!

posted by 9004780 on November 8, 2012

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2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Do not recommend unless you are a pilot.

Starts out great then becomes repetitious and very boring towards the end. It certainly gets the point across as to what a jet fighter pilot goes through from traing to the action.

posted by 16283520 on October 26, 2012

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  • Posted October 26, 2012

    Couldn't put it down

    Great read. Very well written and very exciting.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    interesting

    good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Good read

    Good book on a combat pilot's experiences. Fun read for Walter Mitty types.

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