Flying Ace is a fictional diary written by Jim Eldridge. It was Eldridge's third book for the My Story series. The book was published by Scholastic UK in November 2003 and reissued in January 2014 with new cover art.
"June 1916 My plane began to fall out of the sky and I went into reflex action, remembering the many times I'd practised "what to do in the event of engine failure". Only this was not just a failed engine, this was a dead engine. And I was 10,000 feet above the ground in a machine that was suddenly heavier than the air I was flying in. I was fighting a losing battle against gravity. And then an even bigger horror... the German's bullets had cut through my fuel line and I was being sprayed with gasoline. It was every pilot's nightmare, to be trapped in a burning plane..."