Give ‘Em Three Bells

A Novel of an Airline Pilot’s Thirty Year Career

by Robert Thompson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/30/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 492
ISBN : 9781480815858
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 492
ISBN : 9781480815865

About the Book

Thomas Bond graduates from college knowing exactly what he wants to do: He wants to follow his life long dream , to be a pilot .

He enters US Air Force Pilot training and flies four years before leaving active duty and joining the N.J. Air National Guard as a single-seat, single-engine fighter pilot.

After several years trying to be hired by various Airlines unsuccessfully because of his lack of multi engine experience he decides to try once more in 1964. He is hired by Mohawk Airlines and completes training where he begins to fly a variety of propeller aircraft. Although happy to be flying he finds himself always alone. He becomes involved in numerous romantic affairs with various flight attendants in his search for the right one. Still, it’s fun having numerous romantic affairs with flight attendants in his search for the right one.

In the air, he deals with the day-to-day pressures of flying, which includes in-flight emergencies and frequent severe weather conditions that threaten not only his aircraft but his life and those of his crew and passengers.

Bond goes from being an inexperienced First Officer to an experienced Airline Captain flying throughout the country and Caribbean giving the reader an insight into the joy, difficulties and challenges of an Airline pilot in Give Em Three Bells.

About the Author

Robert V. Thompson flew with the U.S. Air Force and the Air National Guard for 20 years retiring as a Major . In 1991 , after retiring from US AIR he joined the Civil Air Patrol at the Charlotte County Airport in Punta Gorda, Fl. Where he served as Commander for 5 years . He is also the Author of Sabres, Hogs and Thuds, a memior of his Military flying .