Two Books. Two Veteran Organizations. Two Donations.

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” Added to ‘Best Books of 2017’ List on Comparaboo

  “The Devil Dragon Pilot” was just added to the ‘Best Fiction Books’ list on Comparaboo!  Thank you!  

Thank You Fans of “The Devil Dragon Pilot” Action Thriller Book

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 »

B-2 Spirit: New Aircraft in The Black Scorpion Pilot

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 »

Gulfstream 650ER – The Devil Dragon Pilot

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 »

We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website! ColbyAviationThrillers.com!

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 »

Parachuting from a Gulfstream V

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 »

SI Channel: Planes That Changed The World

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 »

Bangalore, India – Perfect Setting for Ford Stevens Action in The Black Scorpion Pilot!

  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 »

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  • The Devil Dragon Pilot and Cancer Awareness

    Readers, Thank you for your emails regarding family members and friends who have battled cancer.  If you have finished “The Devil Dragon Pilot”, then you are aware of the struggles that the characters are dealing with.  You will also see many of these characters again soon. The cut and pasted article below is from the World… Read more »

  • The Devil Dragon Pilot Featured in Citizen Airman Magazine

    Introducing Ford Stevens: Reservist pens aviation thriller with Citizen Airman as the hero Citizen Airman/Feb. 2017 — About a year and a half ago, an Air Force Reserve colonel with
a passion for reading started looking for a good work of fiction that featured a Citizen Airman as the hero. When he couldn’t find a book… Read more »

  • Announcing the new cover for The Black Scorpion Pilot – Book 2

      The Black Scorpion Pilot: A Ford Stevens Military-Aviation Thriller (Book 2)  With a touch of human spirit and heart-stopping adventure comes a saga where cyber, aviation, and survival meet.   In the aftershock of losing Devil Dragon, China’s Lieutenant General He Chen knew exactly what steps to take next: continue to secretly build and… Read more »

  • Part 2: Military Capabilities in “The Devil Dragon Pilot” Book

    Last week I posted some excellent links to sites and YouTube regarding aircraft written about in “The Devil Dragon Pilot” book.  Some readers contacted me asking for more!  Thank you for being excited about the book!  I think many fans of Devil Dragon will be surprised at this video of a U-2 landing and taking-off… Read more »

  • Gulfstream Aircraft Featured in Book “The Devil Dragon Pilot” Continues Record Streak

    Gulfstream Aerospace announced yesterday that their Gulfstream G650ER claimed two more city-pair records.  This is also the main business jet featured in the book “The Devil Dragon Pilot” and features both the aircraft and their talented Savannah, Georgia workforce.     From Gulfstream: “The G650ER took off from Ohio’s John Glenn Columbus International Airport and landed at Shanghai’s… Read more »

  • Book Review: Reserve Officers Association member’s first novel The Devil Dragon Pilot is aces high!

    Book Review of “The Devil Dragon Pilot” Reserve Officers Association member’s first novel The Devil Dragon Pilot is aces high! Reviewed by Jeff Phillips, ROA executive director December 30, 2016 In his first novel, The Devil Dragon Pilot, former U.S. Marine Corps attack helicopter pilot and ROA member Lawrence “Cheese” Colby, has produced a fast-reading… Read more »

  • Military Capabilities in “The Devil Dragon Pilot” Book

    I have heard from a few readers that have asked whether the military capabilities featured in “The Devil Dragon Pilot” are realistic.  I am proud to write that nearly all of the capabilities found in the book are 100% real.  Real aircraft, real locations, actual restaurants and hotels, as well as cities and countries.  Even the street names… Read more »

  • Thank You For A Great 2016, Readers! Merry Christmas!

    Dear Readers, Thank you very much for a successful Book Signing this past weekend at the Marine Corps Exchange in Washington, DC.  It was so great to meet many of you this holiday season.  I am grateful for your support and excitement at the story and the continued adventures of Ford Stevens.  The most thrilling… Read more »

  • ‘The Devil Dragon Pilot’ published

    Thanks to Janice Wood and the team at General Aviation News!  Thank you for the recent mention on your site! Please visit: General Aviation News

  • Book Signing at Marine Corps Exchange – Henderson Hall – Dec 17th, 11:00 AM

    Saturday, December 17, 2016 • 11 am – 1:45  • In front of the Marine Corps Exchange – Henderson Hall…meet bestselling author Lawrence A. Colby for a book signing of The Devil Dragon Pilot, his blockbuster thriller that mixes aviation and espionage. Crammed with deceitful government employees, smoke and mirrors tradecraft, and the blackest, most secretive… Read more »