Beyond Recognition, by Ron Corbin
Beyond Recognition is the memoir of Ronald Corbin, a former Army combat helicopter pilot and Vietnam veteran who becomes a Los Angeles policeman, and eventually a pilot for LAPD’s Air Support Division (ASD).
Ron’s military training and unique combat flying experience as a “Slick” Huey pilot, and background as an instructor pilot is recognized by the ASD captain, but not without creating fierce jealousies.
After an accident that puts Ron in the hospital, the LAPD assembles a Board of Inquiry. Ron’s detractors seek revenge--feeding misleading statements to the Board. It evolves into a “kangaroo court,” but Ron exposes a cover-up that has the attorneys scrambling to settle.