Steven Ladd’s memoirs recount his thirty-year career as a fighter pilot in the USAF. He flew the F-4 Phantom II in combat during the Vietnam War, and later flew the A-10 Warthog in Operation Desert Storm. His book is full of exciting stories about aerial dogfights and hazardous missions over some of the most treacherous battlefields on earth.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for military history enthusiasts and fighter pilots who want to learn more about the Cold War era. It provides a firsthand account of aerial combat from a pilot’s perspective, and offers interesting insights into the development of modern fighter jets.
- The author has a lot of first-hand experience to share
- The stories are well written and engaging
- It provides an interesting perspective on the Cold War
- Ladd spends too much time discussing his personal life and not enough on his military career.
- The book is poorly edited, with numerous grammatical errors and typos.
- Ladd’s writing style is often dry and journalistic, making it difficult to read at times.
Learn more about the author
Steven Ladd is a retired United States Air Force fighter pilot. He flew the F-4 Phantom II in combat during the Vietnam War, and later flew the A-10 Warthog in Operation Desert Storm.
“From F-4 Phantom to A-10 Warthog is a riveting and intensely personal account of one man’s journey from rookie fighter pilot during the Vietnam War to combat veteran flying the legendary A-10 in Operation Desert Storm. With grace and candor, Steve Ladd takes readers into the cockpit with him on some of the most hair-raising aerial adventures ever documented. This insider’s view provides a unique perspective on life as a Cold War warrior and offers rare insights into high stakes air combat.”
“This is a great read for anyone interested in fighter pilots or aviation history. Colonel Ladd provides detailed and fascinating accounts of his combat experiences, as well as the day-to-day life of a military aviator.”
“This is a terrific book! Steven Ladd has written an engaging and insightful account of his thirty years as a fighter pilot in the USAF. His stories about aerial dogfights and hazardous missions over some of the most treacherous battlefields on earth are full of excitement and suspense.”
“From F-4 Phantom to A-10 Warthog is a fantastic read! Col. Ladd provides an extremely detailed and personal account of his thirty years as a fighter pilot in the USAF, from Vietnam to Desert Storm. His vivid descriptions of aerial dogfights and hazardous missions make for captivating reading. This book is highly recommended for anyone with an interest in military history or aviation.”