Danger Close: My Epic Journey as a Combat Helicopter Pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan

Danger Close My Epic Journey as a Combat Helicopter Pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan The inspiring and riveting first ever memoir of active combat by a female helicopter pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan Amber Smith flew into enemy fire in some of the most dangerous combat zones in the wo

  • Title: Danger Close: My Epic Journey as a Combat Helicopter Pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Author: Amber Smith
  • ISBN: 9781501116384
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The inspiring and riveting first ever memoir of active combat by a female helicopter pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan.Amber Smith flew into enemy fire in some of the most dangerous combat zones in the world One of only a few women to fly the Kiowa Warrior helicopter whose mission, armed reconnaissance, required its pilots to stay low and fly fast, perilously close to the figThe inspiring and riveting first ever memoir of active combat by a female helicopter pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan.Amber Smith flew into enemy fire in some of the most dangerous combat zones in the world One of only a few women to fly the Kiowa Warrior helicopter whose mission, armed reconnaissance, required its pilots to stay low and fly fast, perilously close to the fight Smith deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as a member of the elite 2 17 Cavalry Regiment, part of the legendary 101st Airborne Division, the Screaming Eagles She rose to Pilot in Command and Air Mission Commander in the premier Kiowa unit in the Army, repeatedly flying into harm s way during her 2005 and 2008 deployments In Danger Close, Smith takes us into the heat of battle, enabling readers to feel, hear, and smell the experience of serving as a combat pilot in high intensity warfare This is an edge of the seat story of learning to perform under pressure and persevere under extreme duress both in action against an implacable enemy and within the elite boy s club of Army aviation Smith s unrelenting fight for both mastery and respect delivers universal life lessons that will be useful to any civilian, from earning your spurs as a newbie to embracing the suck through setbacks that challenge your self confidence to learning to trust your gut as a veteran of your profession Intensely personal, cinematic, poignant, and inspiring, Danger Close is a war story on one hand, and also the story of a brave pilot who fought for and earned a lifetime membership in the ranks of the best of the best.

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    1. Smith comes from a family of pilots. Her grandparents, parents and two sisters are all pilots. Her grandfather and father flew in the military. Smith tells of growing up in the State of Washington, flying her father’s planes and having a runway on their farm. She was at university on 911. She dropped out of university to join the Army to fly helicopters. She tells of the apprehension of going from a fixed wing pilot to the helicopters. She flew Kiowa Warrior helicopters for the 2-17 Calvary Re [...]

    2. Wow! This first hand account of Ms. Smith's experiences as an Army helicopter pilot is intriguing and extremely well-written. As a reader, you go through training and two year long deployments with Ms. Smith. Her descriptions are vivid - I could feel the sand in my nose and teeth, feel the physical discomfort of sitting in a cramped cockpit for several hours while on a mission, and experience the mental pressures of making quick decisions while flying into dangerous, ever changing situations. Da [...]

    3. Excellent read. Gives someone an upclose, personal view of what it was like to fly in those areas of operation. Gutsy girl!

    4. Amber Smith’s book Danger Close is a first hand account of a woman in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Kiowa pilot in the U.S. army. It was published on September 6, 2016 by Atria Books. As it was published very recently, there is still a lot of buzz about the book on several radio stations and TV networks. Smith has had some of her articles published in publications such as Forbes, Aviation Week, and The Washington Examiner. She discusses topics such as foreign policy, national security, [...]

    5. The true adventures of a young woman from my home town of White Salmon, WA: her adventures through enlistment, basic training, warrant officer training, flight training, and deployment as a Kiowa helicopter pilot first to Iraq and then to Afghanistan. The dangerous and exciting events of her flights are interspersed with her personal stories of her family, her difficulties in joining a largely-male corps and proving herself, and her grief at losing fellow soldiers. She is only 24 when her enlist [...]

    6. Good ReadAs a Asst. G3 for the TRANSCOM running convoys in and out of Iraq Amber's unique provided our"cover" in some of the most dangerous locations. She gives us another unique perspective of the war.

    7. Amber Smith flew the Kiowa Warrior helicopter, the cavalry of the air; small, fast who support the ground troops. She served in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is her story, of learning to fly and her two combat deployments.Why I started this book: I've read a lot of combat memoirs and I was eager to read Smith's to get a female perspective.Why I finished it: Very interesting, Smith is clear and direct author.

    8. I really loved this book. One of my best friends is a female Marine Corps pilot, who has been deployed 3 times. She flies Hercs, not helicopters, so I appreciated Amber’s story both for its different perspective on similar experiences as my friend has had. The book is well-written, exciting, inspiring, and I couldn’t put it down. I don’t know Amber but I greatly admire her for her skill, smarts, and service. I’m so glad she told her story.

    9. I started this one for research purposes, but was immediately drawn in by Amber's entire experience in the military. Thanks so much for your service to the nation, Amber. RED CON ONE! Won't tell y'all what that means. You gotta read the book to find out.Cheers!Jim in MT

    10. I learned a lot about how the US Army uses Kiowa helicopters, something that I was not so aware of before. It was also interesting how Amber's two sisters also were (are?) military pilots.

    11. This book was so easy to read. I got lost in Amber Smith's life journey. Her writing style was uncomplicated and smooth. She explained all the military jargon and acronyms so everyone could understand the complicated vocabulary of pilots and soldiers. Amber was in college when terrorist struck on September 11th. She joined the army to fly helicopters. I enjoyed her narrative of training and her deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. I'm not a big reader of biography but this one grabbed me and had [...]

    12. Amber Smith can fly, fight, and write. What's not to like? Only the modest ambition and relatively small scale of this memoir kept me from giving it a fifth star. Ms. Smith dedicated the book to her parents. I suspect that for their sakes', she withheld some (but not all) of the gritty detail describing her combat experience. Even if I'm right in that speculation, the book is a compelling read, and Smith herself seems a fine role model.

    13. If anyone has any questions that women served in combat in these two regions, simply read this book for the truth. They do, and they do it with courage and honor. Smith describes her love of flying that started in childhood, her decision to enlist and serve, as well as what it was like to be one of the few women in this dangerous role. She is a true American hero, as are her two sisters who also served.

    14. I appreciate the fact that Amber Smith accomplished all that she did. I was a bit taken aback by her considering parts of her training fun.over all it was just an OK read.

    15. Loved it.Terrific read and unputdownable. A story well told, well written, and well worth reading. Thanks to Amber for her service and for telling a great story.

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