Excellent article on the SR-71 Blackbird with rare video footage here. Thanks, NASA!
Readers, I am honored to support this year’s Warriors Ethos 4th Annual Gala with signed copies of my books as Door Prizes. Their big event is November 16, 2017 at the Hilton McLean, Tysons Corner, Virginia. Please visit their site here for more information. Warriors Ethos is dedicated to providing assistance in the career… Read more »
Coming to Amazon in September 2017 Read more about The Black Scorpion Pilot here. Pre-orders soon! Look for it on Amazon.
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. 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 »
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 »
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 »