The New York Times bestselling author of Viper Pilot, U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Dan Hampton flew 151 combat missions during his twenty years in the USAF (1986-2006). 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 Service Medals, and numerous other citations.
Hampton's soaring Flight goes in the cockpit with Lindbergh. ... An engrossing account. ... Hampton is a voice of expertise in the air. ... [A] well-crafted tale of adventure. -- <em>USA Today</em> Outstanding. ... Riveting. ... Recommended. ... A painstaking account [that] succeeds in placing readers in the cockpit of the Spirit of St. Louis. . -- <em>Library Journal</em> (starred review) Often referred to as the deadliest F-16 pilot, outspoken bestselling author Dan Hampton is back ... with his upcoming book about Charles Lindbergh's historic voyage-aptly titled The Flight. ... Hampton wrote one of the best air-combat memoirs of all time, Viper Pilot. -- Tyler Rogoway, TheDrive.com Gripping. ... An hour-by-hour account of the Lone Eagle's grueling passage through the thunderstorms and ice clouds of the North Atlantic. ... Hampton is just the talent to rescue Lindbergh from neglect. -- Rinker Buck, Wall Street Journal Vivid. ... Offer[s] a cockpit's-eye view of the flight. This you-are-there perspective effectively evokes the tension, risk, and skill involved, from the moment Lindbergh takes off from Roosevelt Field, crosses the coast of Newfoundland, and soars alone into the night above the roiling sea. -- Kirkus Reviews Delivers an 'in-the-cockpit' account of Charles Lindbergh's first transatlantic flight from New York to Paris. -- Fort Worth Star-Telegram For those wanting to read about the legendary journey in the style of an expertly crafted modern suspense thriller, Hampton's book delivers. -- Aviation History