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  • Published: 28 April 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241557068
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

Harrier: How To Be a Fighter Pilot




A white-knuckle account of life in the dog-eat-dog arena of fighter combat

This is the story of what it takes to make it in fighter combat. In the cockpit or crew room, the pressure is relentless, the humour merciless.
It's no place for the faint-hearted.

Whether landing on a pitching aircraft carrier deck at midnight, or
saving heroes under fire in Afghanistan, there is no room for self-doubt; only confidence and do-or-die hard truth. In return, Paul Tremelling and his comrades enjoyed levels of exhilaration unimaginable anywhere else.

Combining visceral action with sharp intelligence, laced with acerbic humour,
Harrier brings to life the hi-octane, unforgiving world of the fighter pilot.

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  • Published: 28 April 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241557068
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the author

Paul Tremelling

Paul Tremelling joined the Royal Navy in 1996 and flew the Sea Harrier on 800, 801 and 899 Naval Air Squadrons. Qualifying as an Air Warfare Instructor, he transitioned to the Harrier GR9 and served on the Naval Strike Wing, a unit where he became Senior Pilot. Selected for exchange duties with the USN, Tremelling flew F/A-18E Super Hornet with VFA-25, The Fist of The Fleet. He fitted in three desk tours, two Battle Staff jobs and operational duties in Afghanistan and off Libya. He was Mentioned in Despatches following an action fought in Afghanistan.

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