JOHN BOYD : the art of dogfight 

Extracts : ROBERT CORAM Edition, "BOYD the fighter pilot who changed the art of war"

Boyd was more than a great stick-and-rudder man.
He was that rarest of creatures-a thinking fighter pilot.

John Boyd was the first man to codify the elusive and mysterious ways of air-to-air combat.
He developed and wrote the "Aerial Attack Study," a document that became official Air Force doctrine, the bible of air combat first in America, and then, when it was declassified, for air forces around the world.

He said in his Air Force Oral History interview that he knew bomber pilots were “a bunch of truck drivers” and “I did not want to be in a crowded bus and have a bunch of people continually telling me what to do.”