Press:Berkley Publishing Group Berkley; Edition Unstated edition (May 3, 2005)
Author Name:Cobleigh, Ed
Fast Eddie Tells It Like It WasWhat's it like to fight an unwinnable war in the air? How hard is the F-4 Phantom to fly? How does Mach 2 feel? What do you do when the Bad Guys are shooting at you? In this Amazon bestseller, Lt/Col Ed "Fast Eddie" Cobleigh shares his experiences in a deeply personal account of a fighter pilot's life, one filled with moral ambiguities and military absurdities offset by the absolute thrills of flying a fighter plane.
Using well-crafted prose to put you in the Phantom's cockpit, Cobleigh recounts the tragic loss of his wingman, life at his base in exotic Thailand, the need to trust his reflexes, eyesight, aggressiveness, and his survival instincts in the heat of combat.
This is a unique look into a combat fighter pilot's mind. Nothing is held back.
It's all here, the highs and lows of 375 combat missions, the dangers of adrenaline addiction, and ultimately, the return.
From the Author
Inside the Mind of a Fighter Pilot Fighter pilots aren't known for their literary prowess and only a few, Richard S.
Bach and James Salter come to mind, produce books beyond the "There I was..." genre.
Fighter pilots are also unfazed by the prospect of failure, so, I launched two sorties into the rarefied air of books; War for the Hell of it, an account of all the fun I had losing the Vietnam War, and The Pilot, an aviation/adventure novel.
My qualifications for such writing missions? I flew the F-104, F-4, A-4, Jaguar, and the F-16.
I was an instructor at the USAF Weapons school, the USN Top Gun school, the Royal Air Force Weapons Instructor school and I also flew with the French Air Force and the Imperial Iranian Air Force, including 375 combat missions.
It is a task best left to the reader to judge my literary ability, despite War forthe Hell of It achieving Amazon bestseller ranking.
In my writing, I try to put on the page what it's like to be a fighter pilot, not just what fighter pilots do in the air.
About the Author
Biography Ed Cobleigh, born in New Orleans and raised in Chattanooga, earned an engineering degree from Georgia Tech and a Masters in Management from USC.
As a USAF fighter pilot, he flew the F-104, F-4, A-4, Jaguar, and F-16 aircraft. He instructed and flew with the USAF FighterWeapons School, US Navy Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun), the Royal Air Force Qualified Weapons Instructor Course (Jaguar), the French Air Force, and the Imperial Iranian Air Force.
He logged 375 combat missions over Vietnam, earning two Distinguished Flying Crosses and the Air Medal.
His first book, War for theHell of It: A Fighter Pilot's View of Vietnam, is an Amazon bestseller.
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