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I have been waiting a long time for it. I read this back in the day, man I loved it.



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I used to be an avid Dale Brown reader but when his Megafortresses gained the ability to single-handedly fight World War 3, I could no longer suspend disbelief. What started as thrillers delved deeply into science fiction.



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Yeah I quit reading them too. I forget which book it was where I felt he jumped the shark. But I have always loved flight of the old dog. I was glad to see it as a e-read.



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I've got an old dog-eared copy that I've read three times over 30 years or so and will probably read it once or twice more before I check out.

It's true that a few aspects of it approach Sci-Fi but it's still an enjoyable fictional combat aviation story at it's heart and based on the writer's military aviation background. It's worth a read.
 
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Flight of the Old Dog was a damn good book, one of his best.



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Originally posted by Orguss:
I used to be an avid Dale Brown reader but when his Megafortresses gained the ability to single-handedly fight World War 3, I could no longer suspend disbelief. What started as thrillers delved deeply into science fiction.


Well said. I loved his first few books but noticed that and bailed out after a few more.


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Thanks for posting this. I remember reading Flight of the Old Dog a long time ago and liking it. I might just go and grab the Kindle version.
 
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Bought and read it when it first came out in hardcover. GREAT book!!! Dale Brown and Stephen Coonts are two of my favorite military aviation authors.



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Thanks for the heads up. I also read it in hardcover when it was first released. Haven't read his stuff in years. Lost interest after the megafortress like Orguss said. Downloading this today.



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This was one of the first military fiction books I read back when I was probably 12. I've been wanting to go back and re-read some of the stuff from way back and this will help.
 
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It is a little bitter sweet. I just finished it and I enjoyed it as much today as I did back in the '80's.

I doubt I re-read anymore in the series but you never know.



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