Catapulted aboard his Rafale Marine day and night, under the most grueling conditions, Lieutenant Commander Yannick Piart recounts his missions in Libya in the book “The Tip of the Diamond” (La pointe du diamant).
This book transports us back to the Libyan civil war that broke out in 2011, immersing us in the cockpit of the flagship of French technology, and faithfully portrays the career of a naval air pilot.
In the wake of the establishment of a no-fly zone voted by the UN Security Council, the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle set sail with its 2,000 crew members. Against this backdrop, elite French pilots carried out a dizzying series of missions and conducted various air strikes.
“The Tip of the Diamond” offers the exclusive testimony of the military pilot Yannick Piart and captures the overall atmosphere that reigned on the flagship of the French Navy. It also highlights the exceptional commitment of men and women in the carrier strike group.
La pointe du diamant: The Libyan war aboard a Rafale Marine, published by Nimrod/Movie Planet ISBN: 978-2-915243-92-5