General Merrill A. “Tony” McPeak was the 14th chief of staff of the US Air Force. Hangar Flying is a memoir of his early service in fighter squadrons, a story about military flying in the tumultuous 1960s.

Book 2 of the Aerial View Trilogy, Below the Zone, picks up at the Armed Forces Staff College after the war and proceeds through the 1970s and 1980s as McPeak climbed the ladder from major to four-star general.