Check Ride

Check Ride


Check Ride is the raw, true story of one Army Aviator's time in Vietnam from 1969-1970. While Tom McGurn was only one young pilot, thousands shared his experiences in the Army. In Check Ride, he recounts previously undisclosed details of flight missions, giving the reader a taste of the everyday flavor of life during those times. From ranger insertions/extractions to shipborne operations, combat assaults, SEALS, and the usual WTF! missions, this era created a new generation of mobile warfare warriors who were fine-tuned by the needs of the United States Army.

Some had it better. Some had it worse.

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  • Stanley Conklin

    Great narrative by the author. The young folks today should read this book and learn about all these heroes who sacrificed for their country. CW4 McGurn is a special person and a great pilot. I know b...

  • Roberta

    This was a very moving, emotional, informative book looking into a year of a helicopter pilot in Viet Nam. I was particularly moved because the author of this book is my brother-in-law therefore it wa...