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Later this month Osprey will be releasing RESCUE PILOT: Cheating the Sea, a hardcover 240-page book about RN pilot Jerry Grayson, AFC.
The story of British naval hero Jerry Grayson, the most decorated search and rescue pilot in history.

Jerry Grayson is an ordinary man who chose an extraordinary career. At age seventeen, he became the youngest helicopter pilot to ever serve in the British Royal Navy. By age twenty-five, he was the most decorated peacetime naval pilot in history.

Whether rescuing a wounded fighter pilot who has crashed in the sea, saving desperate survivors from a sinking ship, or picking up a grievously ill crewman from the deck of a nuclear-armed submarine that is playing a cat-and-mouse game with the Soviet navy, Jerry Grayson has lived a life of unparalleled excitement and adventure. RESCUE PILOT is his story.

His finest hour came during the infamous Fastnet Yacht Race of 1979, in which twenty-five yachts were lost. When a catastrophic storm enveloped the competitors, he and his crew pushed their Wessex helicopter to its absolute limit and put their own lives at risk, flying into hurricane-force winds to winch shipwrecked sailors from the heaving, tempestuous seas.

Jerry Grayson’s inside view of this heroic service is as inspirational as it is celebratory. Excitingly told, frequently funny, but also very poignant, Jerry’s story is not just an account of just one man’s deeds, but also it is a salute to all the men and women he worked with who were able to turn tragedies into triumphs.
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Thanks so much for featuring my book, hope you guys enjoy it. Happy to take emails from anybody building models of British helicopters. Cheers JerryG jerry@helifilms.com
SEP 29, 2015 - 01:09 AM
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