Whats the Best Aviation FICTIONAL books you've enjoyed?

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  1. Concorde247

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    I Daresay that most of us on this forum have a lot of Historical / Autobiographical books on world war 2 or indeed Aviation in general.

    But is there any Aircraft Fiction (story) books that you have particularly enjoyed why?
    :)


    To start off, I Particularly liked the books by Robert Jackson based on a fictional character called George Yeoman, his adventures in the war. The Author researched the history of each period of the war very well.
     

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    nice covers..........
     
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    Thats just some of them, there were about 9 in total, I only have 1 other which is hurricane squadron, depicting the fall of france.

    its not that easy to get them now, as they were published in the early 80's
     
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    Has anybody once read a book of the Crimson Skies series? They have a pure fictional story and some of the aircraft designs are amazing.
    ;)
     
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    I read "The Adventures of Jay Jay The Jet Plane" to my 18 month old son at least once every few days. :lol:
     
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    Great stuff, D. My son is almost 4 and he loves JJ books and videos. He is really into airplanes too. I have no idea where he gets that... :-k
     
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    Precious.
     
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    He must get it from his mother. ;)
     
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    The books on 633 Squadron are good, if a little implausible- in ne they land on a lake in Norway to sink a cruiser
     
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    how'd they manage that??
     
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    It was frozen
     
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    and the ship was frozen in the lake??
     
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    No, they landed on the frozen lake and took off when the message was relayed to the that the cruiser was leaving port nearby in an unfrozen area of Norway
     
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    ah, now it all makes sence............
     
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    The Crimson SKies books are fun, as is the game, unfortunately I have somehow lost my CD of the game can't afford a replacement :bugger:

    John Harris wrote a series about a man called Martin Falconer learning to fly during WW1, love the books, can't find them anywhere!

    Kiwimac
     
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    Riviting Stuff!

    "Catch The Pigeon" gets my heart racing everytime though. They just never seem able to waste it! ;)
     
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    damn funny though.........
     
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    If I was Dick Dastardly, Id call in some B-52's and Nuke the whole area...
     
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    why not an avro vulcan??
     
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