SKY RAIDER

WWI Aviation Adventure Novel

by Thomas Upson

Audiobook Available Now!

E-Book & Print

The hero of Sky Raider, Duke Thomas, is an amazing superhuman character written in such a way that Duke, in addition to the reader, is amazed by his own supernatural powers and achievements…

KS 2022


2023 was an incredible year for SKY RAIDER! Author Thomas Upson’s presentation of “Who Killed the Red Baron?” received top billing at Sun ‘n Fun and OshKosh. The book is available at both bookstores, so when you attend these air spectaculars in 2024, be sure to grab a copy! We also had a great time with book signings at countless airshows and fly-ins around the country, including the Florida Keys. Meeting & signing books alongside Vietnam Naval Ace Duke Cunningham was a highlight of OshKosh AirVenture. We always enjoy seeing our aerobatic friends at the shows, especially David Martin, Mikey, and Kirby. Keep an eye out for Dr. Upson at the next fly-in and airshow! He’s always happy to sign a copy of SKY RAIDER for you! Happy Holidays & looking forward to a wonderful 2024!

Duke Cunningham, America’s First Vietnam Naval Ace, and one of Dr. Upson’s heroes, sharing a book signing at Osh Kosh EAA AirVenture!


Events

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November2023
Armistice Day / Veteran’s Day / AUDIOBOOK RELEASE DAY!!Thomas Upson’s SKY RAIDER is now available on Audiobook and on special pricing all over the internet for the next couple of weeks! Click the links at the top of the page to get your copy today!!
11:11 amWorldwide
4
November2023
Summerland Key Fly-In!Thomas Upson book signings and test flights in some of the newest aircraft on the market!
9amFly-In
Summerland Key, FL
30
September2023
AUDIOBOOK
EARLY RELEASE!
Thomas Upson’s SKY RAIDER will be released in AUDIO for advance listening on September 30! Hear the author and others in this incredible production by Far Out Audio. Contact us to sign up for your early preview!
9amEmail
Subscribers
26-29
July2023
Oshkosh EAA AirVentureThe world’s largest fly-in event hosted by the Experimental Aircraft Association. Yes, author Thomas Upson will be there! Signings & presentations are listed above. eaa.org/airventure
All DayEAA AirVenture
Oshkosh, WI
29
July2023
Fly-In Book Signing!Meet the author & get your copy of SKY RAIDER signed at the AirVenture Oshkosh Fly-In!
Also, look for the yellow Carbon Cub & find Thomas Upson in the shade of the wing. Buy your copy for $15 & get it inscribed and signed.
5:00 pmEAA AirVenture
EAA Wearhouse
Oshkosh, WI
27
July2023
Fly-In Book Signing!Meet the author & get your copy of SKY RAIDER signed at the AirVenture Oshkosh Fly-In!
Also, look for the yellow Carbon Cub & find Thomas Upson in the shade of the wing. Buy your copy for $15 & get it inscribed and signed.
9:00 amEAA AirVenture
EAA Warehouse
Oshkosh, WI
28
July2023
Author Presentation! Back by popular demand:
WHO KILLED THE RED BARON?

Based on historical events and Dr. Upson’s research of the life and death of the iconic aviation ace: The Red Baron. If you missed it at Sun ‘n Fun, catch it in OshKosh
2:30 pmEAA AirVenture
EAA Museum
Hilton Theater
Oshkosh, WI
26
July2023
Fly-In Book Signing!Meet the author & get your copy of SKY RAIDER signed at the AirVenture Oshkosh Fly-In!
Also, look for the yellow Carbon Cub & find Thomas Upson in the shade of the wing. Buy your copy for $15 & get it inscribed and signed.
5:00 pmEAA AirVenture
EAA Warehouse
Oshkosh, WI
31
March2023
“Who Killed the Red Baron?”Author presentation based on historical events and Mr. Upson’s research of the life and death of the iconic aviation ace: The Red Baron. One-time only at Sun ‘n Fun. Don’t miss it!
9:15 amSun ‘n Fun
Authors Corner
Aerospace Center for Excellence
Lakeland FL
28-2
Mar-Apr2023
Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace ExpoMarch 28-April 2 Find Author Thomas Upson to get your autographed Sky Raider Novel for only $10. flysnf.org
All DayAerospace Center. for Excellence
Lakeland, FL
16-19
February2023
Savannah Book Festival!Find Author Thomas Upson at the Savannah Book Festival! Schedule of signings & presentations TBA. savannahbookfestival.org
All DayLucas Theatre for the Arts
Savannah, GA
11
November2022
Veteran’s Day SpecialTo honor our Veterans, we’re offering a special price on our Paperback & Kindle Sky Raider. $11.11 for paperback & $2.99 for Kindle. Thank you to our Veterans for giving us our freedoms.
All DayUSA
4 & 5
November2022
Fly-In Book Signing!Meet the author & get your copy of SKY RAIDER signed at the AOPA Hangout Fly-In!
Look for the yellow Carbon Cub & find Thomas Upson in the shade of the wing during the event. Buy your copy for $15 & get it inscribed and signed.
TBATampa Executive Airport
Tampa, FL
15
October2022
Fly-In Book Signing!*Updated date: Sat. 10/15* Meet the author & get your copy of SKY RAIDER signed at the 55th Annual Thomasville Fly In!
Look for the vintage blue Jungmeister Biplane & find Thomas Upson in the shade of the wing from 12pm to 4pm. Buy your copy for $15 & get it inscribed and signed. If you miss him, buy your paperback at The Bookshelf, 126 Broad St. in Thomasville.
12pm-4pmThomasville Regional Airport
Thomasville, GA
TBA
Fall2022
Book Signings!Meet the author & get your copy of SKY RAIDER signed, at The Bookshelf 126 S. Broad St, Thomasville, GA 229-228-7767 & at Key West Island Bookstore 513 Fleming St, Key West, FL 305-294-2904
TBAThomasville, GA
Key West, FL
4
November2022
Book Signing! Rescheduled to Spring 2023
Meet the author & get your copy of SKY RAIDER signed, at A New Chapter Bookstore 922 Washington St, West Lewisburg, WV 681-318-3501
5-8pmLewisburg, WV
A New Chapter Bookstore
4
July2022
Now available for local bookstore distribution!Ask your independent & chain bookstores to order SKY RAIDER for you today! SKY RAIDER is now available for distribution by bookstores and libraries in paperback and e-book! Happy 4th of July! Celebrating our Independence!
12amWorldwide!
20
April2022
Digital Book/Kindle Release!Sky Raider will be available in Kindle version April 20! Pre-order today & receive your e-book on 4/20!
8amAmazon.com
Worldwide
9
April2022
Book Signing!Meet the author & get your copy of SKY RAIDER signed, at Sun ‘n Fun on Saturday!
12-1pmSun ‘n Fun, Lakeland FL
OX-5 Clubhouse
7
April2022
Florida Aviation Network!Live interview with the author, Thomas Upson, on Florida Aviation Network at Sun ‘n Fun on Thursday!
1-2pmSun ‘n Fun
LIVE online

This year’s #1 Historical Aviation Adventure Novel!

Do you want to know how it feels to fly during combat in WWI biplanes and triplanes?

The Sky Raider novel is like a thrill ride in the sky.

It’s an adventure novel that will remind you of your favorite books & movies by Wilbur Smith, Clive Cussler, and George Lucas’ Indiana Jones.

Read the Sky Raider novel and defy gravity with Dr. Duke Thomas in his open cockpit biplane as he survives the war-torn skies of Europe and Egypt. Duke, the hero of Sky Raider, is a Harvard-educated archaeologist and WWI Flying Ace that finds ancient documents during an archeological dig that lead him back to Caesar and Roman times.

In this epic WWI aviation adventure, Duke, an American volunteer fighter pilot, is surprised and amazed by his own supernatural ability to survive momentous aerial battles, German cavalry forces, and ruthless bounty hunters as he follows clues left by Alexander the Great, Ptolemy and Cleopatra, to solve one of the world’s greatest ancient mysteries.

As the Spanish Flu pandemic and World War I rages on, Duke explores three continents, sails three oceans, and finds true love in a steamy wartime romance. In battle, he flawlessly maneuvers aviation’s historic Nieuport 28 Biplanes and Sopwith Triplanes in momentous dogfights against the best of the Red Baron’s Flying Circus. While surviving against all odds during an unprecedented pandemic, Duke discovers legendary riches and powers that could change the known world.

As you read this fast-paced page turner, you will surely fall in love with Duke, Juliette, Cleopatra, and many other colorful characters in this amazing first novel by Dr. Thomas Upson. Keep your eyes out for the sequel!

Live on Florida Aviation Network during Sun ‘n Fun Aeronautical Expo, April 2022

release date: March 21, 2022

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