Viper Pilot: A Memoir Of Air Combat by Dan Hampton

Viper Pilot: A Memoir Of Air Combat

byDan Hampton

Paperback | May 14, 2013

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$19.99

Earn 100 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Available in stores

about

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • "ONE OF THE BEST AIR-COMBAT MEMOIRS OF ALL TIME"* BY "ONE OF THE MOST DECORATED PILOTS IN AIR FORCE HISTORY"†

151 combat missions
21 hard kills on surface -to -air missile sites
4 Distinguished Flying Crosses with Valor
1 Purple Heart

First into a war zone, flying behind enemy lines to purposely draw fire, the wild weasels are elite fighter squadrons with the most dangerous job in the Air Force

One of the greatest aviation memoirs ever written, Viper Pilot is an Air Force legend's thrilling eyewitness account of modern air warfare. For twenty years, Lieutenant Colonel Dan Hampton was a leading member of the Wild Weasels, logging 608 combat hours in the world's most iconic fighter jet: the F-16 "Fighting Falcon," or "Viper." He spearheaded the 2003 invasion of Iraq, leading the first flight of fighters over the border en route to strike Baghdad. Earlier, on 9/11, Hampton's father was inside the Pentagon when it was attacked; with his dad's fate unknown, Hampton was scrambled into American skies and given the unprecedented orders to shoot down any unidentified aircraft. Viper Pilot is an unforgettable look into the closed world of fighter pilots and modern air combat.

* TheDrive.com

† New York Post

About The Author

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Dan Hampton flew 151 combat missions during his twenty years (1986–2006) in the United States Air Force. For his service in the Iraq War, Kosovo conflict, and first Gulf War, Col. Hampton received four Distinguished Flying Crosses with Valor, a Purple Heart, eight Air Medals with Valor, five Meritorious Servic...
Heavy Metal Magazine #260
Heavy Metal Magazine #260

by Bill Sienkiewicz

$7.98

Available for download

Not available in stores

Doug Buffone: Monster of the Midway: My 50 Years with the Chicago Bears
Doug Buffone: Monster of the Midway: My 50 Years with the Chicago Bears

by Doug Buffone

$13.59$16.99

Available for download

Not available in stores

Shop this author

Details & Specs

Title:Viper Pilot: A Memoir Of Air CombatFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.84 inPublished:May 14, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006213034X

ISBN - 13:9780062130341

Look for similar items by category:

Nearby Stores

We found 0 nearby stores

Customer Reviews of Viper Pilot: A Memoir Of Air Combat

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

“The best air combat memoir I have ever read... An incredible look into the unique culture of Wild Weasels.”