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 »
Military Aviation Novel “The Devil Dragon Pilot” Focuses on Decision-Making
In a recent conversation with a reader who was getting ready to finish “The Devil Dragon Pilot”, I was asked about decision-making in the cockpit. She asked me about how pilots know what to do and when, during a flight. My answer? It depends. As she read in the book, it also depended for both… Read more »
Author Lawrence A. Colby Interviewed on Jerry Traughber’s Where Woodworking and Entrepreneurship Meet
November 6, 2016: I was honored to be interviewed for Mr. Jerry Traughber’s Design website titled “Where Woodworking and Entrepreneurship Meet” website. Jerry is a motivated and avid reader, aggressive fan of military aircraft, and was kind enough to write about “The Devil Dragon Pilot” during two of his recent posts. Thank you for your kind words, Jerry!
Amazon.com: Military Aviation Book “The Devil Dragon Pilot” now available!
The Devil Dragon Pilot is now available on Amazon! Read it today! Thank you for all the support!
Group Reading Guide
Get reading with your Book Club! I’m happy to provide a Group Reading Guide for The Devil Dragon Pilot, one that can be downloaded and printed for your use. It involves a few short Q&A questions, followed by ten (10) questions that you can use next time your Book Club meets. The goal for the… Read more »
#1 NY Times Best Selling Author and Financial Planner Ric Edelman to announce “The Devil Dragon Pilot” Book Release on National Radio Show
Ric Edelman, the #1 NY Times Best Selling Author and Financial Planner, will be announcing the release of “The Devil Dragon Pilot” on his national radio show in December! I’m honored, Ric! Thank you! Our main character, Captain Ford Stevens, is a fan of Ric Edelman. In one scene, after getting picked up by the… Read more »
Aviation Book Features Gulfstream G650ER
The book “The Devil Dragon Pilot” features a variety of U.S. and Chinese military aircraft, but one corporate aircraft that I write about extensively is the Gulfstream 650ER. Fictionally borrowed from Corning, Inc. of Corning, New York, our main character Captain Ford Stevens does some remarkable stuff with this jet. This model of the Gulfstream… Read more »
Author Lawrence A. Colby Interviewed on “Ready For Take-Off Podcast”
I had the honor and privilege of talking about aviation on the Ready For Takeoff Podcast with Captain George Nolly recently. We discussed everything from military flight training to the C-130 to the upcoming release of The Devil Dragon Pilot. George Nolly launched his aviation career at 17 while still in high school. An appointment to the… Read more »
The Birth of Jojo Rising
Our main character Ford Stevens grew up in China with his American family, and moved around a lot due to his father’s career with the oil company. In order to explain “Jojo Rising”, it is worth mentioning the background on how the phrase was born to both Ford and his Chinese best friend, Wu Lee. In… Read more »
World, meet Captain Ford Stevens
Ford Stevens is a pilot’s pilot. All he wanted to do since he was a young was get into a cockpit. Perhaps explore the world a bit, to understand it…to experience flight in different cultures and be in the sky. He traveled globally with family as his father was moved around for his corporate career,… Read more »
A Ford Stevens Military-Aviation Thriller…coming in December 2016! Concealed deep within China’s inland borders is one of the most secretive airplanes ever flown, known as Devil Dragon. She’s sleek, unbelievably fast, and mysterious—her test pilots have one mission in mind: make her test flights successful for operational use as soon as possible. Or sooner. But… Read more »