A ruthless, crazed serial killer terrorizes North Carolina. He’s not killing teenagers with a grotesque butcher knife, but instead shooting down unarmed, helpless small planes over the blue Carolina skies while flying a replica of the "Red Baron's" triplane. If you want a fast-paced action/adventure novel about a battle between two men for the sake of honor, buy WINGS OF HONOR and buckle up your seat belt for an action-packed flight.
Jay Williams earned his pilot’s license while serving as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne at Ft. Bragg, NC. He set the background of WINGS OF HONOR in North Carolina because of his familiarity with those picturesque skies. Although he no longer flies, he still understands the divide between those pilots who go strictly by the book and those who fly by instinct and use their inherent love of the sky to navigate the skyways of the US. When his thoughts aren’t in the clouds he writes articles and short stories for magazines, has penned three other books and blogs at The Thurber Brigade.
Often when I'm talking to someone I'll blurt out some aviation expression that completely puzzles the listener. People who fly use these terms all the time and don't realize that non-pilots might not understand. Because I didn't want people reading WINGS OF HONOR to be too confused, I included a glossary of sorts in the back of the book. I call it, "The Pilot's Lounge." No, you won't be able to pass an FAA flight exam, but you'll at least make it easily through WINGS OF HONOR and maybe also keep up with that pilot you sit next to at a ball game. So next time you want to impress someone with your aviation knowledge, feel free to try expressions such as: "Oh, my ETA to your barbecue is 6 pm," or maybe "I did a 360 to figure out where I was." I'm sure your friends will be impressed.
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ETA—Estimated Time of Arrival. When you expect to get someplace. You can express it either in specific time or hours/minutes. For example, “My ETA to Lumberton is 6:30 pm”; or “My ETA to touch down is ten minutes.” Pilots calculate this when planning their trip based on distance, wind, airspeed, and other factors.