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I first read this book many years ago and am about to buy it for the third time!
The book recounts the training and duty tour of Robert Mason, a helicopter pilot who served in the air cav during the height of the Vietnam conflict.
It is very well written and the author shares some great stories of his missions in Vietnam.
I just returned from Vietnam and visits to Plekui, Keshan, Quang Tri and tunnels, the Citidal at Hue, swam at China Beach and cruised the Trail on a motorbike, saw other sites,... Read morePublished 2 days ago by hmflannery
One of the best books I've ever read. As a Commercial Pilot, the accounts of his flying experiences are dead on. Very moving story and one I will never forget. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Dean
This is an iconic biography from the Vietnam War. Robert Mason flew a Huey "slick" helicopter--not a gun ship--in combat. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Charles L. Byler
Chickenhawk was a gritty, honest view into the world of an Air Cav warrant officer in Vietnam. High recommend.Published 1 month ago by Black Bird
As a Vietnam Vet I can tell you this book puts you in the middle of the action. Without a doubt, the best book ever written about flying a combat helicopter. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bogie Bill