"...My father used to work on this plane many years ago. I have been
looking for this book for years. Thank you, thank you, thank you for
re-issuing Sled Driver in this very classy edition. This is one
Christmas gift he will cherish."
"Absolutely fantastic advertisement
in Air Forces Monthly. A fitting tribute to the finest
aircraft that you Yanks ever built!"
"Canít wait to see the
new book. As a former maintenance specialist in the 9th
SRW, I used to work on this plane, and can assure you we had every
bit as much pride from our end as the pilots did. What a tremendous
aircraft it was."
"Well, I'm sure you've heard it all before.... from so many
others... but I just wanted to tell you what an excellent book I
found the original Sled Driver to be! I'm a proud owner of both
Sled Driver and The Untouchables. Every time I open the books and
see the beautifull photos of the SR the goosebumps come up again!
I have made several trips
to the Air Force Museum in Ohio, and each time I find myself
standing reverently in front of the SR that is on display there. As
my friends and I talk about the jet and walk around it, I find
myself whispering of all things. It just commands respect. So also
do the people who flew and supported the aircraft for so many years.
I've always felt that the
people in the military don't get thanked enough for the jobs they
do... So I'd like to thank
you. For the books. And for the BOOMS. Because of you, I, my
family, and my children get to live in a free country. Well done!!"
recently placed an order for the new Limited Edition Sled Driver. I
not only have the original version of the book, purchased from Mach
1 many years ago, but I also purchased the signed and numbered
prints of "Where Others Dare Not Fly" and "The Cockpit Was My
Office" - both numbered 350, which I framed and hang proudly in my
home. Is there any possibility that I might also receive book
number 350 of the limited edition to complete the matched set? I'm
a great fan of Mr. Shul's books, owning copies of "The
Untouchables", "Summer Thunder" and "Blue Angels". I also believe
that it was Major Shul who flew the SR into Dayton, Ohio for the
Airshow in the late 80's which I was privileged to witness. I'll be
happy with any number of the new Limited Edition, but it would be an
added thrill to receive number 350, to match my prints.
Michael P. Bernier
Note -Consider it done, Book
#350 is yours, and yes that was Walter and I flying the jet at the
Dayton Air Fair in 1985).
"...I just finished reading The Untouchables that I bought from you
at the Salinas Air Show. I wanted to thank you for the book and
autograph and tell you how much I enjoyed it. I found it to be quite
a page turner and I was so moved by the experience of all the
support people - the dedication of all the participants in such an
immense undertaking. That kind of attitude is so hard to find today,
and I feel its absence so keenly, that their stories were quite
uplifting. I will have to visit Castle Air Museum again to see 960
now that I know her story. Thank you for a very enjoyable and
Santa Cruz, CA