TWO BOOKS. TWO VETERAN ORGANIZATIONS. TWO DONATIONS. When I was a kid, my dream was to fly for the military. I’m very lucky that my dream came true. These books are a follow-up from that dream…a chance to do good…to do something more for others. By reading one of my books, you are helping America’s veterans. Our… Read more »
“The Devil Dragon Pilot” was just added to the ‘Best Fiction Books’ list on Comparaboo! Thank you!
Readers, I continue to be grateful for your outpouring of support. Over the last six months, “The Devil Dragon Pilot” had shot up to #1 on Amazon and sat there for over three months (currently sits at #4 on Amazon). It was also a top seller in India, UK, Canada, Australia, as well as the United… Read more »
Aircraft Communications with Satellites – found in The Black Scorpion Pilot Military-Aviation Thriller
Team, This article below may be of interest to readers of the Ford Stevens Military-Aviation Thriller Series. It discusses the aircraft to satellite communications program the FAA has been working on to modernize operations. Data Comm is a program at the FAA that allows pilots and air traffic controllers to communicate ahead of departures. This innovative technology is based… Read more »
Readers, As we get closer to The Black Scorpion Pilot book rollout later this summer, I wanted to introduce to you a new aircraft. The B-2 Spirit, the United States’ stealth bomber, is prominently featured in the next book. Without disclosing too much, Captain Ford Stevens has a need to fly inside a B-2 out of Diego Garcia. … Read more »
Readers, Thanks for sharing with me how much you are enjoying The Devil Dragon Pilot book. Many of you have asked about the Gulfstream 650ER, the business jet featured in the book. Your combined questions are aligned with this: does it really look and fly like I have written about? The answer: yes. Take a look… Read more »
Readers, After weeks of work, we are delighted to officially announce the launch of our new website today! Our newly remodeled site can be found at http://colbyaviationthrillers.com/ Our goal with this new website is to provide our readers an easier way to learn about Lawrence A. Colby’s books in the Ford Stevens Series, and allow the visitor the ability to see… Read more »
Readers- Remind you of a character? Some truth in fiction! Read it here. Drake Wins STC for Parachuting from GV by Kirby J. Harrison – October 21, 2013, 12:30 AM For years, it has been an accepted axiom of aviation that you never jump out of a perfectly good airplane. But thousands do it every… Read more »
Readers, There is a terrific television series on the Smithsonian Channel titled “Planes That Changed The World”, featuring everything from the AV-8B Harrier to the SR-71 Blackbird. If you’re a Ford Stevens fan and enjoy reading about military aircraft, you may enjoy this series. This is a summary of Episode 1, copied from their… Read more »
Readers, I just returned from Bangalore, India where I verified multiple locations for scenes from my upcoming summer book, The Black Scorpion Pilot. It continues to be an excellent location where Ford Stevens and crew will get into all sorts of mischief and action. A portion of the second book takes place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Bangalore upon… Read more »
Get Involved – The Headstrong Project and The Devil Dragon Pilot!
Team, A portion of the Ford Stevens Military-Aviation Thriller Series will continue to go to The Headstrong Project. I am honored Dustin from Headstrong sent out this Twitter feed recently. Thanks, Dustin! For more information on The Headstrong Project, please visit them here. Readers, thanks for supporting veterans! All the best, Cheese… Read more »
“The Devil Dragon Pilot” Book Now Available at Skull Creek Boathouse Restaurant on Hilton Head Island
Readers, I’m proud to announce that the Skull Creek Boathouse on Hilton Head Island, SC is making “The Devil Dragon Pilot” available in their General Store. Readers will remember that Ford Stevens and his crew met up with Mr. and Mrs. Stevens here after spending the day at Gulfstream in Savannah, discussing Wu Lee’s fate… Read more »
45 Bistro Restaurant in Savannah, GA Proud To Display “The Devil Dragon Pilot”
Team, I was excited to receive two great photos from Danny at 45 Bistro Restaurant in Savannah, GA this morning. Readers will know this is one of a handful of real-world locations in “The Devil Dragon Pilot“. You may remember this is the restaurant that Gulfstream Aircraft hosts their aircrews for nightly outings, located in the… Read more »
Update on “The Black Scorpion Pilot” Book 2 in the Ford Stevens Series
Readers, I have heard from quite a few of you asking for an update on “The Black Scorpion Pilot“…so here we go. The book was finished last month and is currently in the review and clearance phase. It is about 400 pages long, and returning back by popular demand are most of the characters from “The Devil Dragon… Read more »
More Readers Post Pictures to The Devil Dragon Pilot Book Site
Thank you to Devil Dragon Pilot reader “S.B.” for submitting photos for posting this week. His humorous email included this fantastic quote: “Let’s see Ford Stevens fly this!” Below are pictures of the UH-1N Huey flying in the desert. Keep them coming, readers! Thank you for your service, “S.B.”
High School Student Uses “The Devil Dragon Pilot” Book for Project
A reader contacted me yesterday to share that her high school son used “The Devil Dragon Pilot” for a 9th grade English project. I’m grateful and impressed…thank you! Reader “M.R.” from New York completed reading the book over the past three months, taking detailed notes to capture the perfect six-quotes for the project. “M.R.” was required to select quotes from the… Read more »
“The Devil Dragon Pilot” Door Prizes at NYC Casino Night-New York Athletic Club
Veterans Helping Veterans Two signed copies of “The Devil Dragon Pilot” will be door prizes at this year’s Casino Night in New York City, to be held at the New York Athletic Club with American Legion Post 754 on April 5, 2017 at 6:00pm. Join the Nine Line Foundation and FourBlock for a fundraiser… Read more »
Pictures from Devil Dragon Pilot Readers
Team, Your photos and emails flow in regularly and I am honored to hear from you. Thank you for keeping in touch. Special thanks to readers “S.P.” and Bill Young at BillYoungImage.com for recently sending me these pictures below. I hope you enjoy them. Quick update on “The Black Scorpion Pilot: Book 2“… book is complete and going through… Read more »
Thank you American Legion for Black Scorpion Pilot post
Thanks to the American Legion for their recent post on Legiontown!
Hilton Head Monthly magazine and “The Devil Dragon Pilot” Book!
Hilton Head Monthly magazine featured “The Devil Dragon Pilot” in their March 2017 issue! Be sure to read the article titled “Power Reads.” Readers familiar with Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and the “The Devil Dragon Pilot” book know that the Omni Hotel, Skull Creek Boathouse Restaurant are all prominently featured in the book. In nearby Savannah, the… Read more »