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.
Hangar Flying (Book 1) is a memoir of General Merrill McPeak's early service in fighter squadrons, a story about military flying in the tumultuous 1960s. Below the Zone (Book 2) takes McPeak through the 1970s and 80s, during which he served in a series of increasingly important staff and command positions and rose to four-star rank. The final volume will cover his four-year period as the Air Force's 14th chief of staff.