Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Heart of the Storm by Edward Fleming

Heart of the Storm: My Adventures as a Helicopter Rescue Pilot and Commander
by Colonel Edward L. Fleming [629.132 Fle]

We follow Fleming during his 30-year career as a helicopter rescue pilot, and learn very quickly why it's considered one of the most dangerous occupations. Among other rescues, Fleming was involved with the recovery of downed pilots in Vietnam and stranded villagers during flooding in the Philippines. During his career as an air national guardsman, he pulled crew members from ships in the north Atlantic during hurricanes and was involved in the rescue from the antarctic of the woman scientist who needed emergency breast cancer treatment. We become involved with his crew, cheer at their successes and mourn with them at the losses, but all are interesting stories. -- recommended by Charlotte K. - Bennett Martin Public Library [ See Charlotte's Reviewer Profile ]

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