Team, Just a quick note to update you on Book 2, The Black Scorpion Pilot! The review process at the Department of Defense has gone longer than originally planned. The Devil Dragon Pilot took six months for approval, and The Black Scorpion Pilot is rapidly approaching seven months. The Review Team that conducts the formal Pre-Publication Review has… Read more »
Thank you to reader William Chocker for sending in his recent pictures of The Devil Dragon Pilot from Manhattan, New York City! Two great shots from Times Square and one from Washington Square Park. Thanks, William. Fantastic!
Thanks for reading the book at Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA! Fantastic pics! Thank you, readers. The Black Scorpion Pilot is coming soon, too!
The Devil Dragon Pilot audiobook is now available on iTunes here! Thank you for the support!
Listen to narrator Christopher Raab tell The Devil Dragon Pilot story, complete with special accents and thrilling sound effects. It’s 15 hours of excitement! Your books are wherever you are with their Audible free app—at home, in the car, and at work. Even if you switch from your iPad to your phone, you’ll never lose your… Read more »
Thanks to reader Pat for sending in his recent pictures from London, UK! Thank you, Pat. Best, Cheese
Team, I’m excited to be supporting The Headstrong Project’s Fifth Annual NYC Benefit Gala. Signed copies of my thriller “The Devil Dragon Pilot” will be available as door prizes. Please continue to support our nation’s veterans at this event: October 16, 2017 6:00 pm Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, New York, New York On… Read more »
#1 NY Times Best Selling Author Ric Edelman mentions “The Devil Dragon Pilot” on National Radio Show
Team, I was asked to re-post this Ric Edelman radio show item from a few months ago by reader “Neal”, so here it is again. Thanks for asking, Neal. Also, thank you again to Ric Edelman for talking about The Devil Dragon Pilot on his national show. Ric has always been a very strong supporter of… Read more »
Team, According to Audible and Amazon, listening is the new reading! Audible is in their final review of The Devil Dragon Pilot and coming soon! Audio Sample: Your books are wherever you are with their Audible free app—at home, in the car, and at work. Even if you switch from your iPad to your… Read more »
Aircraft Comms with Satellites – found in “The Black Scorpion Pilot”
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 »
Our new web look on 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!
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!
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 »