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Headshot Buck Bailey

Headshot

Buck Bailey

Published September 1st 2015
ISBN : 9781507755440
Paperback
226 pages
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 About the Book 

A day in the life of a Search and Rescue helicopter pilot turns into a surreal experience during a mission to save a young womans life. A pilots love for the helicopter turns the inanimate object into a beautiful creature of hope and promise,MoreA day in the life of a Search and Rescue helicopter pilot turns into a surreal experience during a mission to save a young womans life. A pilots love for the helicopter turns the inanimate object into a beautiful creature of hope and promise, instructing the reader in how the helicopter is flown from a pilots perspective...all the while carrying the pilot through his normal course of everyday duties. Headshot is a gut-wrenching, sometimes painful, look at one helicopter pilots way of coping with his PTSD after his Vietnam experience. Everyone has flashbacks to previous events in their lives, but we watch as the flashbacks to events in Vietnam begin to consume the aging pilot during the conduct of this days mission. A strange and ethereal woman enters his flashbacks...his daydreams...as he fights to maintain control of his helicopter, his mission and his unraveling psyche. He contends with her strong presence in these encounters. The ending offers a gratifying response to the trials of on day in the life of Al, the former Vietnam helicopter pilot, who must remain rational and calm in order to complete the days eventful mission.