Rescue Pilot : Cheating the Sea
by Jerry Grayson
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Jerry Grayson is an ordinary man who has chosen an extraordinary career.At the age of 17, he became the youngest helicopter pilot ever to serve in the Royal Navy.By the age of 25, he is the most decorated pilot peace pilot of naval aeronautics in history.For the Navy, Pilot Search and Rescue, getting to work is both an adventure and an ordeal.If the rescue of a wounded fighter pilot who crashed into the sea, desperate to save survivors from the sinking of a ship, or to pick up a seriously ill crew member from the underwater nuclear weapons deck that is playing cat and mouse game with the Soviet Navy, Jerry Grayson lived an unparalleled life of excitement and adventureHis hour of glory came during the infamous 1979 Fastnet Yacht Race, in which 25 yachts were lost.When a catastrophic storm engulfed the competitors, he and his team pushed him their helicopter Wessex to its absolute limits and put their own lives at risk, flying in hurricane winds for winch winches of sailors shipwrecked from stormy seas.A ceremony at Buckingham Palace with Her Majesty the Queen was the result.Being a Rescue Pilot is a fast-paced career, because there is no choice.Lives are at stake and pilots need to move and think fastJerry Grayson is seen from the inside of this heroic service is poetic as it is of celebrationExciting says, often funny, but also very moving, Jerry’s story is not a single account of one man’s actions, it is a tribute to all men and women, he worked with whom have been able to transform tragedies into triumphs.Includes a foreword by His Royal Highness The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, Commander-in-Chief of the Fleet Air Arm
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