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Naval Aviation Cadet Class 10-56 By Brian Bryans
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An anthology of stories by the naval aviators of NAVCAD Class 10-1956.
A Flight Through Life - An Aviator's Memoir By Albert J. DeGroote
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“A Flight Through Life” begins with a boy growing up during World War II, and records his youthful fascination with aviation. It follows his career in aviation from becoming a private... More > pilot through his eventful life as an Aviation Cadet and his careers in both the Air Force and commercial aviation. Al DeGroote’s captivating descriptions of his experiences give both pilots and non-pilots a feel for the excitement and wonder of flying while sharing with them the experience of being part of aviation’s transition from the piston to the jet age. While aviation is the central theme of the narrative, Al’s wide ranging experience in command and staff positions brings the non-flying reader into his life as a war planner, accident investigator and international affairs specialist. As the U.S. Air Attaché at the embassy in Laos he and his family experienced the tragedy of the fall of Southeast Asia first hand and he provides a ringside seat for the reader to observe the many blunders and few triumphs of that debacle.< Less
A Flight Through Life - An Aviator's Memoir By Albert J. DeGroote
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“A Flight Through Life” begins with a boy growing up during World War II, and records his youthful fascination with aviation. It follows his career in aviation from becoming a private... More > pilot through his eventful life as an Aviation Cadet and his careers in both the Air Force and commercial aviation. Al DeGroote’s captivating descriptions of his experiences give both pilots and non-pilots a feel for the excitement and wonder of flying while sharing with them the experience of being part of aviation’s transition from the piston to the jet age. While aviation is the central theme of the narrative, Al’s wide ranging experience in command and staff positions brings the non-flying reader into his life as a war planner, accident investigator and international affairs specialist. As the U.S. Air Attaché at the embassy in Laos he and his family experienced the tragedy of the fall of Southeast Asia first hand and he provides a ringside seat for the reader to observe the many blunders and few triumphs of that debacle.< Less
An Ardent Aviator: Vignettes of a Military Pilot’s Career By Orbie Robertson
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With no “career” objective in mind, I became a U. S. Air Force pilot in pursuit of the conviction that piloting was my destiny. Pursuing that goal through the Air Force was a convenience... More > for me due to inability to fund the cost of flight training myself. Yet, surprisingly, the twenty-one years, eight months, and five days during which I served as a pilot and officer were the most enjoyable of my life. Flying military aircraft brought me great joy, and a wonderful sense of satisfaction. These vignettes are simply my way of sharing the adventures I found.< Less
A Flight Through Life - An Aviator's Memoir (Dust Jacket) By Albert J. DeGroote
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“A Flight Through Life” begins with a boy growing up during World War II, and records his youthful fascination with aviation. It follows his career in aviation from becoming a private... More > pilot through his eventful life as an Aviation Cadet and his careers in both the Air Force and commercial aviation. Al DeGroote’s captivating descriptions of his experiences give both pilots and non-pilots a feel for the excitement and wonder of flying while sharing with them the experience of being part of aviation’s transition from the piston to the jet age. While aviation is the central theme of the narrative, Al’s wide ranging experience in command and staff positions brings the non-flying reader into his life as a war planner, accident investigator and international affairs specialist. As the U.S. Air Attaché at the embassy in Laos he and his family experienced the tragedy of the fall of Southeast Asia first hand and he provides a ringside seat for the reader to observe the many blunders and few triumphs of that debacle.< Less
SHOOT Only at the Red Airplane By Bill Coons
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This book covers the design, development and implementation of radio controlled U.S. Naval target aircraft drones. From 1917 through 1956, the book takes you right to the action as several NOLO (no... More > live operator) aircraft dive on American ships to give the anti-aircraft gunners a real airplane to shoot at and improve their gunnery skills. Stories from pilots who were there at the time plus over 100 photographs from Reginald Denny's TDD series to the last piston engine drone, the Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat. Almost all of the drones and their controllers are pictured.< Less
SHOOT Only at the Red Airplane By Bill Coons
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This book covers the design, development and implementation of radio controlled U.S. Naval target aircraft drones. From 1917 through 1956, the book takes you right to the action as several NOLO (no... More > live operator) aircraft dive on American ships to give the anti-aircraft gunners a real airplane to shoot at and improve their gunnery skills. Stories from pilots who were there at the time plus over 100 photographs from Reginald Denny's TDD series to the last piston engine drone, the Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat. Almost all of the drones and their controllers are pictured.< Less
Dive, Skyhawks! By Andrew Zakrzewski
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After some experience as a cadet, Andrew succeeds in becoming a Marine officer and is selected for training as a Naval Aviator. He continues with mixed feelings, but gets his Navy Wings of Gold and... More > joins a Marine squadron in South Carolina to get combat-ready for the Viet Nam war. He has a good deployment in Viet Nam and participates in many combat missions and also serves some time in a Marine infantry battalion. He returns home as a minor hero and soon discovers that due to Defense politics and budget cutbacks his career as a Marine officer will be too brief.< Less
AMERICAN FIGHTER PILOT By Robert Carey
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The story of a young American who enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in WWII and re-enlisted in 1944 as an Aviation Cadet. The story chronicles his rise in the Air Force, flying air strikes in the Korean... More > War.< Less
BT-13a Calendar 2015 By Kathy Bauer
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A selection of beautiful photographs of the BT-13A Valiant. Referred to as the “Vultee Vibrator” by the thousands of Marine Corp., Navy, and Army Air Corps aviation cadets that flew it,... More > the BT-13 was a training aircraft for pilots during World War II after primary flight instruction.< Less

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