Whether saving desperate survivors from a sinking ship or flying into the teeth of storms to search for drowning sailors, the work of a search and rescue pilot is vital, dangerous, thrilling and also on the edge. Jerry Grayson is the most decorated search and rescue pilot in history. This is his story.
Jerry Grayson served in the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm for 8 years, in the course of which he was presented with the Air Force Cross by the Queen for outstanding gallantry in search and rescue. Since leaving the Navy he has become one of the film industry's leading helicopter pilots, designing and shooting aerial action sequences for James Bond films as well as hundreds of commercials and footage for documentaries. He now lives in Australia.
Interesting to read a different viewpoint of that tragic Fastnet
Race. Grayson's recollection is moving: it reads like a roll-call
of terror. * Sailing Today *
Grayson's intimate reminiscence unlocks the secrets to a rich life. * Aviation History *
His stories are riveting, astounding and sometimes hilarious... Readers can take vicarious pride in those with the skill and passion to risk their lives for strangers in trouble. * The Ensign *
Through the frequently funny accounts of each rescue, Jerry gives an understanding of how it's often the teamwork and mateship that results in another life saved while pitting a large helicopter against the power of the seas. * Polo Times *
Fascinating * Yachting Monthly *