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.
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...
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...