Do you want to read about The Cold War and, particularly the Phantom and Tornado F3? If so you came to the right place. You can choose between factual accounts of my experiences in Germany, the UK and the Falkland Islands where I flew these two aircraft. Alternatively, if you prefer fiction, check out my novels that follow the exploits of a fictional Phantom crew. Although the scenarios are fictional I hope the settings and the events in the cockpit help you experience the action.
DAVE GLEDHILL is an aviation enthusiast and aviator. Already holding a private pilots licence at the age of seventeen, he was commissioned in the RAF in 1974, and after training as an air navigator, converted to the F4 Phantom in the Air Defence role. After tours in the UK and Germany, he went on to be a radar tactics instructor on the Operational Conversion Unit. After transferring to the new Tornado F2 as one of the first instructors, he eventually became the Executive Officer on the OCU. His flying career finished in the Falkland Islands where he commanded No 1435 Flight flying the Tornado F3.
"The Phantom in Focus", "Fighters Over The Falklands" and "Tornado F3 In Focus" are factual accounts of his service experiences published by Fonthill Media. "Defector","Maverick" and "Deception" are fictional Cold War tales in ther "Phantom Air Combat" series, available on Amazon Kindle and in paperback formats. "Defector" is also available as an audiobook. His next novel "Provocation" is out now and will soon be released as an audiobook.