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Stealth Fighter: A Year in the Life of an F-117 Pilot Hardcover – April 16, 2012
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The technical information allows a glimpse into stealth technology developed thirty-five years ago. I can't wait to read about the aerospace technology we are developing today!
With that said, though, I picked up a discounted copy of "Stealth Fighter: A Year in the Life of an F-117 Pilot," mainly because I thought it would give me some insights into the radar-evading technology used in the old "Black Jet." I wasn't really looking for a story about how the F-117 was used in military operations.
But that's what I got. Oh, some descriptions of the technology are in it, of course, but nothing that I hadn't read elsewhere. Rather, LTC William O'Connor presents a clear, well-written, fast-paced and exceptionally interesting account of what day-to-day life was like for the pilots who flew this aircraft. "Stealth Fighter" contains enough techno-speak to satisfy the aviation geek--cockpit diagrams, system descriptions, performance parameters, flight procedures, capabilities and limitations, etc.--but it is much more than that. It gives the reader a fascinating look at how the Air Force units that flew F-117s functioned in peacetime and in combat.
Reading "Stealth Fighter" is almost like thumbing through a flight logbook and a daily planner, but with layer upon layer of additional details added.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent account of the author's experiences flying the F117. There are very few books on this topic from a pilot's perspective... in fact, perhaps this is the only one? Read morePublished 2 months ago by Warren C.
Very interesting book from the inside of the stealth community within the wider AF community.Published 3 months ago by Vincent Vagner
Not quite finished with "Stealth Fighter" but have been pleased with the interesting account of flying the F117! Good read.Published 6 months ago by timjim
I love reading and studying about history and especially recent history. The best part about this book is that it was written by an actual pilot that used to fly an F-117 and saw... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Isaac
Very interesting read on the history of the F-117 and the author's experiences in learning to operate the aircraft as well as his experiences flying missions in the air campaign... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
IT IS GREAT - ONE HAS TO UNDERSTAND THE STEELY NERVES OF A FIGHTER PILOT AND HIS ABSOLUTE TRUST IN THE INSTRUMENTS IN HIS MACHINE.Published 12 months ago by BIRD CREEK BOOKS
An awesome tale of flight and airmanship. Very much appreciated being able to read what life was like for a F-117 pilot, from attempting to find a decent home to learning to fly... Read morePublished 14 months ago by J. A. Kunzler
The description of the take-off speed phases is amazing.
Really liked this book.
As a former A-10 pilot, I can attest to the authenticity of the anecdotes that LtCol O'Connor shares. Read morePublished 21 months ago by J. Preston