Chickenhawk (Robert Mason)

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Wasnt sure where to post this,mods please move if you think it should be elsewhere.
Short film being made of 'Chickenhawk'

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=3&ved=0CA0QFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fgroup.php%3Fgid%3D86181178424&rct=j&q=chicken+hawk+movie&ei=tMjJS9L-BpPu0wSDwdzJBA&usg=AFQjCNGz1b0K1icc8b3-MT_JXV6uS3eyRQ

Robert Mason flies the Mosquito XET turbine ultralight helicopter...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziTqaJTkNJc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsUGUO7m5Ls

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That is one of the few books I have read from cover to cover. Damn good. I will watch the film as well. :)

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Yes it really was an 'unputdownable' book,I have bought 3 copies over the years because borrowers have worn them out LOL

Coincidentally my new boss was telling me at dinner last night that he was a gunner on Hueys in 'Nam.

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This is one of the books I couldn't put down as well.
This was years ago. There is a line where the instructor says" well we will just have to find smaller and smaller fields" in answer to Robert's question about perfecting his landings. (actually I may remember that slightly wrong, perhaps someone will correct it.) Anyway it made me laugh out loud.

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Yes he had a nice writing style BJ...thoroughly enjoyable !!

Parts I enjoyed:
The Grunt marshalls them into a mine field.
Nate cowering behind his armor. (I had a boss called Nate with the same tendencies)
Landing in dense bush to check if any survivors of a fixed wing that went down.
The snake.
The fart. (I had a copilot who did a similar thing at East Midlands just as a pretty lass walked into the plane. We advised him to change his opening line!)

Cheers
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The minefield is a classic :D it is the bit I usually tell people about...nice to see a pic of leese on Bobs website too !!