14 Novels Featuring Fighter Pilots

War takes to the skies...

Fighter pilots have long been viewed as glamorous, romantic figures, risking their lives as they soar through the skies, so it's no wonder they're the subject of so many novels. Here are just a few, from the earliest days of combat aviation to the space age.

Charlotte Gray cover

1. Charlotte Gray

Sebastian Faulks
Goshawk Squadron cover

2. Goshawk Squadron

Derek Robinson
Code Name Verity cover

3. Code Name Verity

Elizabeth Wein
Day cover

7. Day

A L Kennedy
A God in Ruins cover

8. A God in Ruins

Kate Atkinson
Catch 22 cover

9. Catch 22

Joseph Heller
Solo cover

10. First Time Solo

Iain Maloney
Bomber cover

11. Bomber

Len Deighton
Hunters cover

12. The Hunters

James Salter

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust

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