Snake Pilot: Flying the Cobra Attack Helicopter in Vietnam

Snake Pilot: Flying the Cobra Attack Helicopter in Vietnam

by Randy R. Zahn
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Snake Pilot: Flying the Cobra Attack Helicopter in Vietnam by Randy R. Zahn

Zahn is currently a chief pilot for Era Helicopters in Anchorage, Alaska. He recounts his tour of duty in Vietnam, from 1970-71, as a pilot of an AH-1 Cobra ("Snake")—the first helicopter designed for an attack role in combat. His parents having saved, and then presented to him in 1981, all the audio cassettes and letters he had sent them from basic combat training, flight school, and Vietnam, Zahn is able to create a detailed and sensitive memoir capturing the range of emotions present in combat situations. Distributed by Books International. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781574885651
Publisher: Potomac Books
Publication date: 09/30/2003
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Randy R. Zahn is the chief pilot, Alaska Rotor Wing Division, for Era Helicopters in Anchorage, Alaska. He learned to fly helicopters while serving in the U.S. Army from 1968-71. He served a tour of duty in Vietnam (1970-71), earning two Distinguished Flying Crosses, a Bronze Star, two Air Medals for valor, and two Army Commendation Medals for valor. He lives in Eagle River, Alaska.

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Snake Pilot: Flying the Cobra Attack Helicopter in Vietnam 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Great book. Accurate and wonderfully human. Just the right mix of military jargon and info with the human side of war. Book was created from the audio tapes and letters the author sent home to his parents from Vietnam.
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My dad worked on Cobra's in '68-'69, and I was fortunate enough to work on Cobra's in the reserves. I found this book to be exceptionally written and hard to put down.