The lifetime of stories and experiences of aviation legend Harvey Else OAM is now yours to own.
The veteran helicopter pilot officially launched his book 'Helicopter Pilot- on the edge' at Club Taree in front of family, friends and adoring fans.
As the launch got underway, many of Mr Else's former trainee pilots through the Manning River Aero Club were acknowledged.
Mr Else then took to the stage to explain haunting experiences throughout his career drove him to put pen to paper.
"It started a couple of years ago because I would sometimes wake up at night following a nightmare of a particular flight in the gulf country of West New Guinea," Mr Else said.
It was this incident that started the trend of Mr Else documenting his thoughts and sharing them with his close friends and family.
Mr Else added it was the suggestion of friend and fellow pilot Col King that he continue to write about his life in the aviation industry. There the idea for the book was born.
Mr Else gave the audience a brief synopsis of the book, including his trips around Australia and overseas.
Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie attended the launch, referring to Mr Else as the 'James Bond of Cundletown'.
Dr Gillespie reflected on Harvey's impact on the domestic and international aviation industries.
"When you look at what Harvey has done, whilst he has been in control of a fixed-wing or the helicopters, you know he's a man of great ability," Dr Gillespie said.
Mr Else signed copies of the book at the launch.
Copies of the book are available for sale at the Cundletown Museum.
The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday between 10am and 3pm.