Reviews

What people are saying about So I Bought An Air Force…

 

“A grand adventure.”

— Air Classics Magazine

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“Will Martin shows us how guts, speculation, and skill can turn rusty airframes into future warbirds.  SO I BOUGHT AN AIR FORCE delivers a great flying adventure story that is absolutely riveting and inspiring.”

— Walter J. Boyne, Colonel, USAF (Ret), former director, Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum

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“I could hardly wait to turn the page as the story unfolded.  A true adventure most can only dream of.”

— Rick Siegfried, Past President, EAA Warbirds of America

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“[Martin’s] lively, fresh narrative leads the reader through crash landings in remote areas, encounters with machete-toting civilians, treacherous mercenaries, and obfuscating embassy personnel. …  Destined to be a classic, this is a book you’ll want to read and re-read.”

— Air Power History Magazine

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“A gripping read.  High adventure.”  

— The Regional News

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“[Martin has] a terrific ability to tell his tale … with thirty-two pages of amazing photographs from his own archives.”

— Warbird Digest

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“As an aviation enthusiast and retired Air Force fighter pilot, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. A unique and captivating story of one man’s venture into buying vintage WW II aircraft from a foreign country and flying them back to the United States for resale.  …  I admire the talents he exhibited in carrying out this venture as a business man, aviator and diplomat. It took a person with great determination and true grit to see it through.  I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in aviation and adventure.”  

— Jerry W. Tietge, B/Gen USAF (Ret)

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“It’s a vivid account … full of mishaps, dangerous missions and intrigue.”

— The Daily Southtown

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“An important addition to the history of the Mustang in particular and the Warbird Movement in general.”

— Challenge Aviation Book Club

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“SO I BOUGHT AN AIR FORCE is one great read.  It transports the reader back to the 1960s world of Somoza’s Nicaragua and details the amazing efforts of one VERY determined visionary to save some legendary aircraft.  Martin’s tale would make a great movie.  Recommended.”

— Michael O’Connor, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer

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“The book is … a great window into what Nicaragua was under Somoza, and I truly enjoyed reading it.”

— Tulio Soto, Co-Founder, Latin American Aviation Historical Society

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“Will is one heck of a pilot; he has great instincts and a keen feeling for the machine.  I have no doubt that these attributes enabled him to survive the dramatic events that unfold in SO I BOUGHT AN AIR FORCE.”

— Darrell L. Anderson, Colonel, USAF (Ret)

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