Team, Another note to update you on Book 2, The Black Scorpion Pilot! We are close to a year in the review process at the Department of Defense, much longer than originally planned. You may recall The Devil Dragon Pilot took about 6-months for approval, and The Black Scorpion Pilot will soon be over a year. The Review… Read more »
Last month, I attended an incredibly moving night in supporting veterans with Canine Companions for Independence and Andrea McCarren at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. SIDE BY SIDE: AN EVENING WITH VETERANS and THEIR SERVICE DOGS was a special event to honor the dedication, sacrifice and the journey of our nation’s veterans. Thank you… Read more »
Thank you for a tremendous year in 2017! Looking forward to staying connected with you on Facebook in 2018! Happy New Year! Cheese
Ford Stevens fans may be interested in reading this article…you’ll soon be reading about the topic of cyber hijacking in The Black Scorpion Pilot: Book 2! Read the article here from The Daily Beast.
Updated in March 2018 for a summer 2018 release! ————————– 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… 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 »
Skunk Works Announces Info on SR-72 Program
Readers, Not sure if you caught last month’s headlines, but Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works announced that their SR-72 program is already in full-swing to construct and fly a follow-on to the great SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance aircraft. Lockheed told Aviation Week that their high-end tech directorates have been working on special engines (combined cycle propulsion system) that combines a supersonic… Read more »
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 »
Colby Book Added to ‘Best Books of 2017’ List
“The Devil Dragon Pilot” was just added to the ‘Best Fiction Books’ list on Comparaboo! Thank you!
Thank You to Fans of “The Devil Dragon Pilot”
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 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 »