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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You get to follow a group of young aspiring pilots who want to take it to the top, literally and figuratively by becoming Naval aviators qualified for carrier operations.
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 banvits. Refresh and try again. Mar 22, Jesper Jorgensen rated it really liked it Shelves: 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: A condensed view of the pressure and risks involved in the everyday life of fighter pilot training.
Larry L Sheldon rated it really liked it May 23, He was standing there in the July sun, baking on the ramp of the Willow Grove Naval Air Station with several thousand other air show spectators. Miranda Briseno rated it really liked it Bandlts 04, Paperbackpages. Some high-ranking veteran fliers tell Gandt that they would ffighter qualify under present standards and that they are amazed to hear today’s sophisticated trainees discussing stocks and corporate jobs.
BOGEYS AND BANDITS by Robert Gandt | Kirkus Reviews
However, these things don’t take away too much from the compelling subject matter. Banxits provide an email address. 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. Google Books — Loading If you read this topic- you will likely like this book. Shane Coughlan rated it it was amazing Oct 16, Stylistically, this book is a little rough around the edges.
Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. Some really interesting stuff.
Jinba Ittai rated it it was ok Oct 19, A good insight for the non pilot. Maybe I’ll right a book with a high-speed title someday. Through the use of real life stories Gandt ha This is a gem of a book every aviation enthusiast and budding fighter pilot should read.
Go ahead, read the book if you have the remotest interest in fighters and naval aviation. Ahh, to fly the F Oct 10, Heather rated it really liked it. He calls the Tailhook incident a political witch hunt and suggests that, combined with the Clinton administration’s decision to allow women to apply for combat duty, it has created serious new problems for the navy including a dangerous double standard. Misty Hawkins rated it really liked it Feb 03, Surely fighter jocks still has to be aggressive but an element of science has been added.
Project Gutenberg 0 editions. And of banduts much that has happened since then Wonder if the F will ever be a success I ask a bit polemically ;- Bottom line: This is a gem of a book every aviation enthusiast and budding fighter pilot should read.
James rated it liked it Dec 13, As Gandt follows these students through school, indelible characters emerge: 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.
Akshay Trigunayat rated it liked it Mar 29, My unrealised childhood dream of being in the aviation field was very much rekindled However, now, I could only wish I was 20 and training to become a pilot! G rated it it was amazing Nov 03, Iain rated it liked it Aug 03, Very interesting topic and stories, not the best writing.
Become a LibraryThing Author. References to this work on external resources. It leaves you in no doubt that the days of ‘kick the tyres, light the fires’ are no more.
He claims that an unqualified female flier allowed to carry out a particularly difficult assignment was killed in a flawed carrier landing. To ask other readers questions about Bogeys and Banditsplease sign up. Gandt reliving the days I am enjoying right now.