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User currently offline76794p From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 350 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2223 times:

I just finished read "The Lone Survivor" by Marcus lutrell . I could not put it down, finished it in 3 days. It is amazing and gets emotional towards the end. Its about operation red wing in the mountains of Afghanistan and everyone in the SEAL team except marcus gets killed and a small afghan village takes him in helps him and he is found by US special ops. I will definitely red it again, probably this coming week.


There's always money IN the banana stand.
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User currently offlineThebatman From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 848 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2219 times:
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"Flying the SR-71 Blackbird: In the Cockpit on a Secret Operational Mission"
~ Col. Richard H. Graham

The SR-71 has always been one of my favorite airplanes...I just started this book and so far I am enjoying it very much.



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User currently offlineMattRB From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1624 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2204 times:

Air Command Weather Manual - National Defence

Very dry material.



Aviation is proof that given, the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.
User currently offlineSwissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1734 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2204 times:

One of Cesar Milan's book... love dogs and have 2 trouble makers Big grin

Cheerios,


User currently offlineAirStairs From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 487 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2189 times:

Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
A Collection of Short Stories by Anton Chekhov

Airstairs


User currently offlineLowrider From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 3220 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2187 times:



Quoting 76794p (Thread starter):
"The Lone Survivor" by Marcus lutrell

Good book, while I disagree with a few of his conclusions, I think his is a truly amazing story of survival

Currently I am working on "Super Freakanomics"



Proud OOTSK member
User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2870 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2183 times:

I'll be reading 5 books for classes this semester. I'll spare you the details, its quite nauseating.


LETS GO MOUNTAINEERS!
User currently offlineBTVB6Flyer From United States of America, joined exactly 6 years ago today! , 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2179 times:

To my dismay I have to read "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" for English class. I have to say it's not one of my favorites.

User currently offlineFlybaurLAX From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 638 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2171 times:

To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design
by Henry Petroski

As an engineering student, it's a pretty interesting read. There are a lot of things I didn't think about that are engineering related, such as things we learn as babies and young children.



Boilerup! Go Purdue!
User currently offlineMBMBOS From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2162 times:

Just finished Your Face Tomorrow - Poison, Shadow and Farewell by Javier Marias.

This is the third book in the series and it is a masterpiece.


User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2135 times:

Some "romance" novel....forgot the name....can't finish it anyway.

User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2088 times:

I decided to do something interesting. I am reading the bible and it's 66 books. Before I judge I need to investigate in a fair manner. NO priests, no pastors, noone telling me what it says, or what it means, just me and the Bible going at each other.


There is something special about planes....
User currently offline757MDE From Colombia, joined Sep 2004, 1753 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2084 times:

Inside the Third Reich - Albert Speer

Quoting Captaink (Reply 11):
I decided to do something interesting. I am reading the bible and it's 66 books. Before I judge I need to investigate in a fair manner. NO priests, no pastors, noone telling me what it says, or what it means, just me and the Bible going at each other.

I tried that some years ago and left it quick... maybe I'll try again in the future.



I gladly accept donations to pay for flight hours! This thing draws man...
User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6817 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2071 times:

The Agency, The Rise and Decline of the CIA, by John Ranelagh. A very long but interesting journey into why there needed to be a CIA and the post war global (well, US vs USSR and to a lesser extent China) politics of the 50's and 60's. The book was written in the '80s more recent activities are not covered.

Having seen the film "The Good Shepherd" a couple of weeks ago, it humanised bits of the history in the book to some extent, and various of the protagonists were recognisable real people.



wheat and dairy can screw up your brain
User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2065 times:

Dan Browns The Lost Symbol.

Fantastic read.


User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3017 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2056 times:

I've got a stack of books to work through. Currently on "Why don't you fly? Backdoor to Bejing", about a guy who cycles to China from the UK.

Next up: "A week in the airport" by Alan de Botton, and then John Smit's "Captain in the Cauldron", by the Springbok rugby captain.

signol



Flights booked: none :(
User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6127 posts, RR: 29
Reply 16, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2056 times:
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Quoting 757MDE (Reply 12):
Inside the Third Reich - Albert Speer

I read that a few years ago, it is a good book.

I am reading "Airlines For the Rest of Us". Which is about the local service airlines, like Mohawk, Ozark, Piedmont, etc.



My mug slaketh over on Falstaff N503
User currently offlineLarshjort From Denmark, joined Dec 2007, 1486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2041 times:

Aggressor, Andy McNab so far pretty good.

/Lars



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User currently offlineSpeedbirdie From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 918 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2014 times:

It's called the Dating Detox by Gemma Burgess....

It's about men, who are all bastards.. but then I guess I don't need a book
to give me this information.
Still, it is amusing...



Never give up..
User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2005 times:

Been out of the job for a year and I just finished Green Eggs and Ham.

Signed,
George W. Bush.

 wink   duck 


I recently finished Sullenberger's book Highest Duty and now I'm reading The Killer Angels, about the Battle of Gettysburg, by Michael Shaara.

Quoting LHR380 (Reply 14):
Dan Browns The Lost Symbol.

Fantastic read.

If it's as good as The Da Vinci Code and Angles & Demons, then it certainly would be.


User currently offlineEdelag From Mexico, joined Dec 2005, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1995 times:

You guys should try The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.. the english translation is excellent.. the book really catches your imagination and keeps you hooked reading like crazy...


It's not just the destination, it's the journey.
User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10109 posts, RR: 26
Reply 21, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1992 times:
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Quoting Swissy (Reply 3):
One of Cesar Milan's book... love dogs and have 2 trouble makers

Hah, my girlfriend and I have one trouble maker....I'm currently reading How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live With, by someone-or-other.

Also currently reading the user manual to my Canon Rebel XS....My first DSLR!  Smile

Quoting 757MDE (Reply 12):
I tried that some years ago and left it quick... maybe I'll try again in the future.

I got through Genesis last time I tried. Will hopefully try again sometime.



"Two and a Half Men" was filmed in front of a live ostrich.
User currently onlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6074 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

A couple books I'm reading right now:

The Count of Monte Cristo
FAR/AIM 2010

And in the queue:

War and Peace



Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.
User currently offlinePhoenix9 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 2546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1986 times:



Quoting LHR380 (Reply 14):
Dan Browns The Lost Symbol.

Didn't like it too much. I wouldn't ruin the ending for you but it gets quite preachy....not at all like his other two hits.

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 19):
If it's as good as The Da Vinci Code and Angles & Demons, then it certainly would be.

Nope. Not even close.



Life only makes sense when you look at it backwards.
User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 17
Reply 24, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1980 times:

Just finished " Enemy at the Gates" ... great book .. Stalingrad .
Read " Horse Soldiers" over the holiday-Afghanistan special forces.
Just picked up " The Afghan" .... have not read it just starting tonight .



You dig the hole .. I fill the hole . 100% employment !
25 Us330 : Tim Jeal's biography of Henry Morton Stanley, using previously unavailable primary sources. I managed to find it in great condition in a used book sto
26 ShyFlyer : All of us? Well...I've been called worse I guess...usually on a daily basis.
27 76794p : I met him at wings over houston 2009. i have has autgraph.
28 UltimateDelta : Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (it's for school and I hate it) In Danger's Path by W.E.B. Griffin- Love it!
29 Phoenix9 : Ever heard of Coles notes or SparkNotes
30 UltimateDelta : I tried it, but it didn't end so successfully
31 Oly720man : I read that a while ago. An interesting tale with typical Forsyth complexities. No spoilers, but it makes you think about the very precarious lives l
32 LHR380 : Loved it just as much as his others!
33 Ferengi80 : Ormerod's Landing by Leslie Thomas. A mildly humourous saga set in occupied France during the Second World War. A rather interesting book!
34 Baroque : Hans Blix on Iraq weapons inspections. I think I must want to depress myself! Just finished re-reading Whittle on Power Jets.
35 Phoenix9 : Really? Towards the end I found it quite preachy and couldn't wait it to finish
36 AF340 : Just finished The Castle by Franz Kafka and it was an aggravating read, but worth it in the end. He was a damn fine writer. I just started Max Havelaa
37 Cws818 : "In Europe" by Geert Mak; "The Post Office Girl" by Stefan Zweig; and "The Fall of Rome" by Adrian Goldsworthy
38 Varigb707 : I just finished " The Years of Extermination",by Saul friedlander
39 Ken777 : Actually bought an abbreviated version for my 8 year old granddaughter and she loved it. Right now I'm on W.E.B. Griffin's "The Honor of Spies", whic
40 FXramper : You never rang back when I was in London for work. So sad.
41 StasisLAX : Currently reading "The Dead Hand" by David Hoffman regarding the Soviet military's plan for an automated version of all-out nuclear war. The Soviets r
42 Speedbirdie : Dude I was working. It was a little hard for me to drop everything and go out for a drink with you! I need notice you know!
43 AGM100 : WOW! I will read that , it sounds interesting. You know its funny ...I always wonder why people read science fiction. Just reading what man has done
44 Zentraedi : Dogs and Demons by Alex Kerr Interesting, but not as good and objective as I was hoping. In particular, I take issue with many the assertions he makes
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