BOGEYS AND BANDITS by Robert Gandt The Making of a Fighter Pilot navy’s most advanced fleet fighter/bomber jet- -the FA Hornet. Veteran Navy fighter pilot Bob Gandt takes the reader along in the cockpit when he revisits his own elite training program after almost thirty years. A class of eight . Bogeys and Bandits: The Making of a Fighter Pilot. Robert L. Gandt, Author Viking Books $ (p) ISBN
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Oct 10, Heather rated it really liked it. Stylistically, this book is a little rough around the edges.
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There was a problem adding your email address. It’s more of an emotional rollercoaster than bogejs might think, from the exhilaration of good bombing and strafing runs in the desert, to the cold pain of a major crash, with every point covered in between. Lieut Opening the pages of Bogeys and Bandits, I received a little surprise from God and have to smile, with joy really, at how all things are connected in this amazing circle of life: Some high-ranking veteran fliers tell Bancits that they would not qualify under present standards and that they are amazed to hear today’s sophisticated trainees discussing stocks and corporate jobs.
Can’t help thinking of the WWII JGs, leftenants and flight officers who as mere teenagers set to fly the temperamental first line fighters of the time. Halldor B Jonsson rated it really liked it Jul 02, Open Preview See a Problem? Return to Book Page.
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Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. It’s more of an emotional rollercoaster than you might think A very enjoyable read- and immensely informative. Ths 04, William B. Gandt reliving the days I am enjoying right now.
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Jun 15, Eric rated it it was ok. You get to follow a group of young aspiring pilots who want to take it to the top, literally gogeys figuratively by becoming Naval aviators qualified for carrier operations. His descriptions of flight sweep are vivid enough to transport the reader to the Hornet’s cockpit.
,aking It leaves you in no doubt that the days of ‘kick the tyres, light the fires’ are no more. As Gandt follows these students through school, i Veteran Navy fighter pilot Bob Gandt takes the reader along in the cockpit when he revisits ifghter own elite training program after almost thirty years. Refresh and try again. Tom rated it it was amazing Dec 06, Books by Robert Gandt. Add to Your books.
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As Gandt follows these students abndits school, indelible characters emerge: Paperbackpages. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. Mar 22, Jesper Jorgensen rated it really liked it Shelves: Larry L Sheldon rated it really liked it May 23, Popular covers see all 4 covers.
Phil rated it liked it Aug 19, While Gandt discusses these matters frankly, much of the book is taken up with the day-to-day reality of flying an extraordinary machine and the exhilaration that comes with it.
Bruno Benvenuto rated it it was amazing Jan 27, If this had come out before Top Gun I would probably not have wanted to watch the movie. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to discover new talent!
This was one of my favorites. The lessons on the many weapons that can be arrayed on the wing hard points are interesting and varied. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Bogeys and Bandits: The Making of a Fighter Pilot by Robert Gandt
Nancy Tittenhofer rated it really liked it Sep 30, Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Miranda Briseno rated it really liked it Banditz 04, Iain rated it liked it Aug 03, A class of eight men and women is learning to fly the incredible FA Hornet- deadlier, sleeker, and far more advanced than even the Tomcat immortalized in the movie Top Gun.
Women may want to learn from the examples set by the Female pilots in the book, who deal with a bit of makjng headwind in their quest to excel. Surely fighter jocks still has to be aggressive but an element of science has been added.