By Brian Mercer
Brian Mercer is likely one of the most eminent post-war RAF fighter pilots and during this eminently readable autobiography he recaptures existence because it used to be within the days of transition from flying piston-powered plane to jet energy. His flying and management abilities ended in a protracted organization with what used to be then regarded as the best aerobatic show staff on the planet - Treble One Squardron’s ‘Black Arrows’. Flying the based black Hawker Hunters in huge formation monitors used to be no effortless activity and the writer explains in nice aspect how their mythical precision used to be accomplished, revealing many fascinating incidents en course. whilst Treble One’s Hunters have been changed with the supersonic Lightining fighter, it quickly grew to become transparent that those superfast plane weren't fitted to close-up demonstrate flying. Brian used to be then requested to shape a brand new RAF exhibit workforce and proceed with Hunters. This used to be to develop into the No. ninety two Squadron’s Blue Diamonds’, who inherited the famous person function. confronted with the truth that destiny promoting in the RAF could circulate him from cockpit to table, Brian elected to hitch then then fledgling airline, Cathay Pacific. His tale keeps with many fascinating incidents flying from the company’s domestic base at Kai Tak in Hong Kong.