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Jan Hornung, USA, “served her country as a UH-1 helicopter pilot in the 1980s before she became an author. As a woman in the military and friend to many Vietnam veterans, she pays tribute with this book to the unsung heroines of Vietnam-the women.” Jan Hornung is the author of Angels in Vietnam: Women Who Served; KISS the Sky: Helicopter Tales; Spinning Tails: Helicopter Stories; This Is The Truth, As Far As I Know: I Could Be Wrong; and, If a Frog Had Wings.

According to the book description of Angels in Vietnam: Women Who Served, “Ride along in a helicopter on a Christmas Day mission of the heart with Army pilots and American Red Cross Donut Dollies, in Vietnam, in 1969. Meet Gary’s angel, a physical therapist who a wounded soldier found nearly 35 years later so that he could tell her, “thank you.” Take a trip back to the war with a Donut Dolly when she finds her true love, a soldier fighting in Nam. Experience the war through a nurse’s eyes. Read about the Australians and the New Zealanders who served in the Vietnam War. Find out why Vietnam veterans think the women who nursed, comforted, entertained, or just talked with them were the Angels in Vietnam.”

 

According to the book description of Spinning Tails: Helicopter Stories, “From the jungles of Vietnam to the heavens of Hawaii, across the world from New Zealand to America, and around-the-world flights, you'll fly with pilots, crew members, soldiers, nurses, and adventure seekers. Join Huey 091 in her journey from Vietnam to a backyard wedding decades later. Fly in the battles of wartime helicopter crews. Find out why some people dream of helicopter flight, while others have nightmares of the memories. Laugh at flight follies, admire heroes of the flight line, crash midair into another helicopter, and use in-flight emergency procedures when you hear, "You're on Fire!" More than thirty writers contributed stories, poems, and insights that represent myriad adventures, heartaches, ecstasies, horrors, and wonders that helicopters have to offer. Helicopter history, winged wisdom, and flight facts are scattered throughout the book .Strap in, hang on, and get ready for the flight of your life." Tower, Spinning Tails ready for takeoff.”

 

According to the book description of KISS the Sky: Helicopter Tales, “is a humorous look at flying helicopters. Whether you fly fixed-wing or rotary-wing, or you know someone's second cousin twice removed who flies kites, this collection of short stories will amuse pilots and pilot wannabes of all ages. The book also includes a history of helicopter flight, a look at women in aviation, and a lesson in how to fly a helicopter.”

 

One reader of KISS the Sky: Helicopter Tales said, “Loved it! As an x-Army Huey pilot, this brought back a flood of memories from flight school. This was a well written, yet simple tale about the struggles of getting through Flight School.  Jan Hornung tells a great story. The characters are believable and the plot moves along well.  This is a wonderful book for anyone who loves helicopters or aviation in general.”

 

According to the book description of If a Frog Had Wings, “If A Frog Had Wings: Helicopter Tales is a humorous look at life in the Army's aviation branch. Whether you fly fixed-wing or rotary wing, or you know someone's second cousin twice removed who flies kites, this collection of short stories will amuse pilots and pilot wannabes of all ages.”


Angels in Vietnam: Women Who Served
Jan Hornung  More Info

Spinning Tails: Helicopter Stories
Jan Hornung  More Info

This Is The Truth, As Far As I Know: I Could Be Wrong
Jan Hornung  More Info

KISS the Sky: Helicopter Tales
Jan Hornung  More Info

If a Frog Had Wings
Jan Hornung  More Info

According to the book description of This Is The Truth, As Far As I Know: I Could Be Wrong, “A hilariously funny book of short stories on everything from life in the South to military life to life of a southerner in Europe by an award-winning humor columnist and author of "If A Frog Had Wings ... Helicopter Tales.”

 

One reader of This Is The Truth, As Far As I Know: I Could Be Wrong said, “I loved this book! For anyone who wants to pee their pants from laughing so much...this is it. I remember reading Mrs. Hornung's newspaper articles when I was stationed in Hohenfels and she worked down the hall from my dad. I can relate to her American-in-Germany scenarios. This book and her others deserve 5+ stars.”

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