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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »