Nine Lives

The Engrossing Memoir of a Cold War Harrier Pilot

Chris Burwell

Chris Burwell charts one man's career in aviation from joining the RAF in 1969 aged 18, to having responsibility for training pilots for the world's major airlines nearly 50 years later.
Date Published :
July 2022
Publisher :
Grub Street Publishing
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781911667285
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9.2 X 6.1 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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$45.00

Overview
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Chris Burwell charts one man’s career in aviation from joining the RAF in 1969 aged 18, to having responsibility for training pilots for the world’s major airlines nearly 50 years later. After training days at Cranwell and RAF Valley and a tour as a flying instructor on Jet Provosts, he joined the Harrier Force, flying on front-line squadrons in the UK and Germany during the Cold War and as an instructor on the Harrier Conversion Unit. Detachments to Belize in 1977, the Falklands (twice), ejection from a Harrier GR3, introducing the FLIR and NVG to the Harrier front-line and operational missions in Northern Iraq are all covered in entertaining detail. After 30 years of service, the author spent 12 years with Cobham Flight Calibration, flying the Falcon 20 and the King Air 200, becoming operations director for two years. Through his experience as a pilot, leader and manager gained over 40 years, his valuable insights into military and civilian flying operations are both fascinating and noteworthy. Highly recommended to readers of both disciplines.

About The Author
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After 30 years of service, Chris Burwell spent 12 years with Cobham Flight Calibration, flying the Falcon 20 and the King Air 200, becoming operations director for two years. Through his experience as a pilot, leader and manager gained over 40 years, his valuable insights into military and civilian flying operations are both fascinating and noteworthy.

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